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Public Lecture Course: Britain and the World in the Middle Ages: Image and Reality

  • 7 April to 12 May 2022
  • The first four lectures will take place in person at the Paul Mellon Centre and Online. The last two lectures will take place online only.
    Registration via Eventbrite is required.

The Centre’s next Public Lecture Course is called Britain and the World in the Middle Ages.

In the Middle Ages, the ‘British Isles’ were far from insular. These islands were, in fact, places of exchange, where art, ideas, rare materials and people came together from all over the world. This course examines Britain’s sense of place in that world, as well as its actual place in the world – in other words, image, and reality – by examining medieval images themselves. Each of the course’s lectures considers one of five critical themes in Britain’s global experience and imagination, through the exploration of works of medieval art. This series will be convened by Jessica Berenbeim (University of Cambridge) and Lloyd de Beer (British Museum).

No prior art historical knowledge is necessary.

Registration is required and is now open. This series will take place in person at the Paul Mellon Centre and Online, except for the last two lectures, which will be online only.