March 1st, 2012
We are pleased to announce that the conference The Art and Science of Medieval Church Screens is now open for registration at: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/1711/
The conference will take place on Friday, 27 April 2012 and Saturday, 28 April 2012 at CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge.
- Student fee (includes lunches and teas/coffees) £30.00
- Full fee (includes lunches and teas/coffees) £60.00
The Art and Science of Medieval Church Screens will help shape new understandings of old barriers: the richly carved and painted screens which filled medieval churches. These screens divided ‘lay’ from ‘priestly’ jurisdiction, but it has been argued also served to unify architectural space. They are found throughout Europe and survive in particularly high numbers in England, despite being part-dismantled during the Reformation.
The conference will bring together art historians, historians of religion, conservators, and conservation scientists, providing the latest scholarship on the subject from both western and eastern Europe. The geographical scope of the conference is equally broad, ranging from Scandinavia to Italy, England to Russia.
The rood screen project at the Hamilton Kerr Institute has been funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The conference has been convened by the Cambridge University Medieval Panel Painting Research Centre with the support of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH), University of Cambridge and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.