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Cambridge Medieval Art Seminar Series 2018/19

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.

Organisers: Robert Hawkins and Professor Paul Binski. Please email Robert Hawkins at with any queries.



Monday 22nd October

Andrew Sears (CASVA, Washington DC)

Weaving, Spinning, Sewing: dressing relics ar Herkenrode Abbey

Monday 5th November (5:00pm)

Joanna Cannon (Courtauld Institute), Donal Cooper (Cambridge), Peter Toth (British Library)

New research on the Meditations of Christ: Origins, Authorship and Imagery

Monday 19th November

Rocio Sanchez Ameijeiras (Compostella)

Visualising Poetry: from the Psalter to the Cantigas de Santa Maria


Lent Term:

Monday 21st January

Paul Binski (Cambridge)

Light, Delight and Socio-Aesthetic Responses to Gothic: thoughts on Girona

Monday 4th February

Jessica Barker (Courtauld)

Surface, Interior and the Medieval Tomb

Monday 18th February

Jules Lubbock (Essex)

'He was most expert in the theory of his art' Ghiberti: Ambrogio Lorenzetti's ingenious perspectives in the Sala della Pace