The Maius Workshop’s next event will take place at 4:30–5:30 pm on 3 June 2019 at QMUL (Arts Two, room 2.18).
We are delighted to welcome Emily Floyd, Lecturer in Visual Culture
and Art before 1700 at UCL, for a conversation on her forthcoming
article, ‘The Word as Object in Colonial South America’. A draft of the article will be pre-circulated, and Emily looks forward to the group’s comments and questions.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to this free event.
***How to find Arts Two, room 2.18: the Arts Two building is number 35 on the campus map at this link.
The campus is best accessed through the East Gate entrance. Please note
that the Arts Two building does not have an entrance on Mile End Road.
The next meeting of the Maius Workshop will take place tomorrow,26 March, 4:30–5:30pm, in room Law G3 at QMUL (335 Mile End Rd, London E1 4FQ). Click here for a map of the Campus.
Jessica Barker, Lecturer in Medieval History at the Courtauld Institute of Art, will lead a seminar entitled Inscribing Colonialism in Fifteenth-Century Portugal. The session will consider inscriptions, readability and visibility in funerary monuments, and their intersections with early Portuguese explorations in West Africa.
Maius is a friendly platform for informal dialogue and collaborative research. Our sessions are open to all, and research in early stages of development is especially welcome. We look forward to seeing you at this event, and please feel free to email us with ideas and suggestions for future meetings.
Image: Detail of inscription on the north side of the monument to João I and Philippa of Lancaster, 1426–34. Founder’s Chapel, monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, Batalha. Photo: Jessica Barker.
The Backhouse Bank in Bishop Auckland, soon to re-open as the Spanish Gallery
On 22 March 2018 at 6 pm ARTES Committee Member Edward Payne will lecture on ‘In the Shadow of Louis-Philippe: Building a Spanish Gallery in County Durham,’ at the Visual Cultures Forum of Queen Mary University of London. The lecture will offer a glimpse behind the scenes of an exciting project in the North East of England. It will provide an introduction to the origins of an unusual endeavour—building a Spanish art gallery a stone’s throw away from a bishop’s palace—as well as a sneak preview of the gallery’s contents, including recent acquisitions and plans for potential loans and narratives.
Medieval Hispanic Research Seminar, Queen Mary, University of London, Programme for 2014-2015.
The Research Seminar meets on Fridays at 3pm in room 1.36 of the Arts One Building, Mile End Campus. Papers last 45 minutes and are preceded by tea in The Gallery and followed by discussion. Semester 1
Friday 21st November 2014 Kati Ihnat, University of Bristol ‘Mother of the Visigothic “Nation”: The Virgin Mary in Early Medieval Iberia’
Friday 12th December 2014 Francisco Bautista, Universidad de Salamanca/University of Cambridge ‘Don Juan Manuel y la herencia literaria de Alfonso X’
Friday 23rd January 2015 Aengus Ward, University of Birmingham ‘Digital editing and the Estoria de Espanna: of xml and crowdsourcers’
Friday 27th February 2015 Sizen Yiacoup, University of Liverpool ‘Movement, Stasis and the Translation of Power in El Viaje de Turquía’
Friday 6th March 2015 Rosanna Cantavella, Universitat de València/University of Cambridge ‘The concept of “worthy rhymes” within the Troubadour poetic tradition’
Friday 27th March 2015 Rachel Scott, QMUL ‘“Esenta y señora”: The Paradox of the Prostitute in Celestina’