Local and Global: Medieval Art in an Age of New Nationalisms
The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London
- Dr Adam Cohen: University of Toronto
- Prof. Joanna Cannon: The Courtauld Institute of Art
Ticket / entry details:Open to all, free admission
Space in the lecture theatre is limited so please do arrive early to secure a place. Late arrivals may not be admitted.
This lecture will be LIVE-STREAMED on YouTube, and available for on-demand viewing shortly afterwards.
In light of recent world events, this talk addresses some of the disciplinary questions about methodology and classification that underlie the study and teaching of medieval art today. It focuses on the tension between working intellectually and practically in an ever-expanding global environment and attending at the same time to the particulars of specific historical contexts. The consideration of borders ranges from the geographic to the temporal and from cultural to confessional. Among the specific topics to be treated are the role and implications of Jewish art, both in the medieval world and in modern scholarship; the practice of art history in the European and Chinese academies; and the challenges of writing a new survey of medieval art.
Lecture followed by a reception sponsored by Sam Fogg.
Dr Adam S. Cohen is Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Toronto, where he has taught since 2003. While completing his PhD at The Johns Hopkins University (1995), he worked in the Manuscripts Department at the J. Paul Getty Museum. His research interests include illuminated manuscripts, monastic art, and the use of visual culture as a tool in Christian-Jewish polemics. He has just completed a three-year Getty Connecting Art Histories project with the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. With Linda Safran, he is the current editor of Gesta.
This lecture is presented by The Courtauld Institute of Art in association with the International Center of Medieval Art, New York, and with the support of The Courtauld Institute of Art’s Research Forum. The International Center of Medieval Art promotes the study of medieval art and culture. Its worldwide membership includes academics, museum professionals, students, and other enthusiasts.
This series is made possible through the generosity of Dr William M. Voelkle.
ICMA publishes a scholarly journal Gesta, a digital newsletter, supports a website, and sponsors lectures and conference sessions. email: ICMA@medievalart.org and web: http://www.medievalart.org. Join, or renew membership, through the website: students $20, others $65. Local arrangements: Joanna Cannon, The Courtauld Institute of Art, firstname.lastname@example.org
See also the ICMA at The Courtauld archive.