SAM Talks: Art in Conflict with Dr Darius von Guttner, 19 July

Join Shepparton local Dr Darius von Güttner (Australian Catholic University) as he leads us through SAM Talks: Art in Conflict – an illuminating three-part series of deep dives into Art in Conflict, now showing at SAM as a touring show curated by the Australian War Memorial. An esteemed historian specializing in conflict studies, Dr von… Continue reading SAM Talks: Art in Conflict with Dr Darius von Guttner, 19 July

The Australian & New Zealand Antiquarian Booksellers Association Rare Book Fair, Wilson Hall, the University of Melbourne, 7-9 July

The Australian & New Zealand Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ANZAAB) is very excited to announce the return of the Melbourne Rare Book Fair after a two-year break. Now in its 50th year the Melbourne Rare Book Fair celebrates the book, the printed word and the visual in all its beauty. The Fair will be held Thursday… Continue reading The Australian & New Zealand Antiquarian Booksellers Association Rare Book Fair, Wilson Hall, the University of Melbourne, 7-9 July

Presentation: Celebrating St Carthage, Patron of Refugees

Presented by Constant Mews & Chris Watson, Cath Connelly (harp) and Maryna Mews (voice). This presentation celebrates the memory of Carthage (Carthach, also known as Mochuda), a remarkable saint from seventh-century Ireland whom we argue deserves to be remembered as a patron for refugees. He had a particular interest in caring for lepers, otherwise ostracised… Continue reading Presentation: Celebrating St Carthage, Patron of Refugees

Treasures from Medieval Cornwall

A free exhibition of Cornwall’s medieval manuscript treasures, including the Bodmin Gospels and Pascon Agan Arluth (The Passion of Our Lord), on loan from the British Library, as part of its Treasures on Tour programme which is generously supported by the Helen Hamlyn Trust, as well as treasures from the Kresen Kernow archives. Booking is recommended… Continue reading Treasures from Medieval Cornwall

How to become a king in medieval Europe?

Levi Roach (University of Exeter) & Björn Weiler (Aberystwyth University) in Conversation Chaired by Ryan Kemp (University of Bonn) Medieval Europe was a world of kings, but what did this mean to those who did not themselves wear a crown? How could they prevent corrupt and evil men from seizing the throne? How could they… Continue reading How to become a king in medieval Europe?

Chroniclers of History Exhibition – St Albans Museums

During the medieval period the monastery of St Albans had a national reputation for the quality of its chroniclers. From the twelfth until the fifteenth century a series of monks produced histories of the events affecting the church (and in particular the Abbey of St Albans and its holdings) and state. No other monastery produced… Continue reading Chroniclers of History Exhibition – St Albans Museums

CALL FOR CURATORS – “Transmedia Vikings”

Vikings and their iconography have stormed the mediascape. In 2020, for example, two best-selling video games - Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla and the indie Valheim - joined Netflix’s Norsemen, Ragnarok, and The Last Kingdom among popular re-visionings of medieval Scandinavia and its empires. More troubling has been the popularity of Viking iconography and mythography among right-wing… Continue reading CALL FOR CURATORS – “Transmedia Vikings”

Reading Old English Wisdom – Book Launch

Νoted linguist Kate Burridge launches Robert DiNapoli’s latest book, released this year by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Reading Old English Wisdom: The Fetters in the Frost. This book translates and comments on a selection of Old English poems that modern scholars identify as “wisdom” texts. These comprise collections of maxims, philosophical and cosmological speculation, and historical… Continue reading Reading Old English Wisdom – Book Launch