Month: October 2008

Call for research project participants… “Context and Digitization: Towards a New Model for Archives”

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Festival: “Battle of Ideas”; Royal College of Art, London, 1-2 November 2008

This year’s Battle of Ideas: a two-day festival tackling some of the most urgent and interesting social, political and cultural issues and ideas today. (more…)

Hot off the press: new publications in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

[WORKS LISTED IN REVERSE ORDER OF PUBLICATION, NEWEST FIRST. SOME ARE IN ENGLISH, SOME IN FRENCH, AND THE ODD ONE IN ITALIAN OR GERMAN; MOSTLY WITHIN LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES.
HAPPY READING – and if you happen to have already read any, do send in a review, ‘twould be a fine service to The Greater Good.]

S, Donovan,  D. Fjellestad, R. Lundén (dir.), Authority Matters. Rethinking the Theory and Practice of Authorship.
[NB: It remains to be seen whether or not this is further perpetration of the “neither authors no authorship before printing/Modernity” fallacy. Reviews and discussion heartily welcome … A few other items below may suffer from similar delusions of Modernist grandeur, but with that caveat, your administratrix shall henceforth cease and desist from all further editorial comment.]
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Exhibition: “Renaissance Faces”; National Gallery, London; 15 October 2008 – 18 January 2009

Renaissance Faces: Van Eyck to Titian
15 October 2008 – 18 January 2009

Sponsored by AXA

This landmark exhibition explores the dramatic rise of portraiture in the Renaissance. It features works by the great masters of Northern and Southern Europe, including Raphael, Titian, Botticelli, Van Eyck, Holbein, Dürer, Lotto, Pontormo and Bellini. (more…)

Exhibition: “Byzantium 330-1453”; Royal Academy of Arts, London; 25 October 2008 – 22 March 2009

Unknown artist, Incense burner, 10th-11th c. Byzantium 330-1453
Royal Academy of Arts, London; in the Main Galleries
Until 22 March 2009

Supported by The J.F. Costopoulos Foundation, the A.G. Leventis Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

This ground-breaking exhibition, a collaboration between the Royal Academy of Arts and the Benaki Museum in Athens, provides a grand-scale survey of 1,000 years of history. Highlighting the splendours of the Byzantine Empire, ‘Byzantium 330–1453’ incorporates over 300 objects. Some of the works have never been displayed in public before.

See the RA’s [exemplary] “Plan your visit” page for full logistical information: location, maps and suggestions on transport, opening hours, contact details; see “Tickets” on how to purchase and prices (from GBP 0 for the under-7s  and for pre-booked groups of 10 or more students, up to GBP 12.00 for adults).

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