The Monk of Salzburg’s Marian Sequences and the Schöne Madonnen – 26th June 2017
David Murray gave a talk at the British Academy Symposium Eloquence in Sound and Stone; English Music and Alabaster Images c.1380-1520 (2nd Edition) on the 26th June. The symposium was followed by music from the highly-regarded Binchois Consort.
“New Directions in Medievalist Research” – Utrecht Colloquium in Medieval Studies – 22nd June 2017
On 22nd June, Karl Kugle gave the keynote lecture at the annual Utrecht Colloquium in Medieval Studies. In his lecture ‘New directions in medievalist research; Introducing the MALMECC and SoundMe projects’ Karl spoke about his current projects, both of which wish to overcome anachronistic constructions of knowledge that remain structural to today’s humanities research paradigm. But can transdisciplinary, post-/pre-national(ist) research really be achieved? Karl reported on the challenges and opportunities presented, and offered some thoughts on the possible evolution of medieval studies in the years to come.
‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’: Art at Court in the Aftermath of the Barons’ War, 1258-1266 – 12th May 2017
Laura Slater gave a talk at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Research Lunch seminar series, 12th May, 12.30-14.00
This paper explored the visual commemorations and celebrations of the Barons’ War of 1258-1266 found in illustrated devotional manuscripts made for a royal readership. Considering the Trinity and Douce Apocalypse manuscripts, an illustrated Life of St Edward the Confessor and the early-fourteenth-century Queen Mary Psalter, it charted the evolving visual portrayal of the baronial hero Simon de Montfort in art made for the Plantagenet court circle. It also looked at other devotional imagery that may have debated contemporary political problems.
Charles University, Prague, September 2016
During a visit to Prague, the MALMECC team spoke at a workshop for the HERA-financed ‘Sound Memories’ project, which is also run by Karl Kügle. Laura Slater gave a paper on ‘Performing Monarchy in Medieval England’, and David Murray on ‘’Networking the Monk of Salzburg: Actor-Network Theory and the Court as Performance’.