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Cambridge Medieval Art Seminar Series

The University of Cambridge Senior Seminar in Medieval Art meets every other week during full term, attracting an impressive range of speakers from home and abroad.

Papers will be held on alternating Mondays during Michaelmas and Lent terms,. The venue for the seminars is 4a Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PX, beginning promptly at 5.30pm. Following questions, attendees are invited to stay and speak more informally with speakers over wine and light nibbles. Lectures are free and open to the public.


Monday 4th November
Clare Vernon (Birkbeck, University of London)
'The Episcopal Throne at Bari: Race, Religion and Slavery'

Monday 18th November
John Renner (Courtauld Institute of Art)
'St Francis and the Angels: Reconsidering the Vele in Assisi'
Giovanni Pescarmona (University of Florence)
Reconstructing a system of painted images on the rood screen at Santa Croce, Florence

Monday 3rd February
Michele Bacci (Fribourg University)
A Fluid Terrasancta. The Shaping of New Holy Sites along the Sea Routes to Jerusalem in the Late Middle Ages

Monday 10th February
Kristin Kausland (Hamilton Kerr Institute/Norwegian Institute of Cultural Heritage) - CANCELLED - This seminar will be rescheduled at a later date

Monday 9th March - CANCELLED- This seminar will be rescheduled at a later date
Emma Dillon (King's College London)
Lyric Materialities and the Medieval French Song Tradition


Organisers: Dr Laura Slater and Dr Donal Cooper. Please email Dr Laura Slater at with any queries.