Studies in Art

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This period from the first Plantagenet kings, who dominated English and French history from 1154 to 1215, to the downfall of Richard II in 1399 was one of war, disorder and turbulence. Nevertheless, it was a time that saw the establishment of a more efficient system of law, the beginnings of Parliament and the emergence of English as a written language.

This course will look at the role of the monarch, the power of the nobility and the emergence of a distinctive English art and culture.


Tuesday 1 February 2011

10.30am
Anarchy or Nasty Foreign Fashions? Coinage and Power in the Reign of Stephen
Dr Gareth Williams, Curator of Early Medieval Coinage, The British Museum

12.00noon
Thomas Becket, Henry II and the Building of Dover Castle
Professor John Gillingham,, Fellow of the British Academy

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
The English Castle
John Goodall, Architectural Editor, Country Life


Tuesday 8 February 2011

10.30am
King John and Magna Carta
Nigel Saul, Professor of Medieval History, Royal Holloway, University of London

12.00noon
Apocalyptic Portals in France and England during the Lifetime of Henry II
Jethro Lyne, Tutor for the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Monastic Psalters and Bibles in the Twelfth Century
Catherine Oakes, Director of Studies in Art History, University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education


Tuesday 15 February 2011

10.30am
The Many Decorateds: When is a Style not a Style?
Jon Cannon, Independent Architectural Historian and Writer

12.00noon
The Lord, his Land and the Monstrous Margins: The Luttrell Psalter and England on the Eve of the Black Death
Michelle Brown, Professor of Medieval Manuscript Studies, Institute of English Studies, SAS, University of London

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
The Wilton Diptych and Richard II
Catherine  Oakes, Director of Studies in Art History, University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education


Tuesday 22 February 2011

10.30am
Richard II: Kingship, Patronage and Art
Nigel Saul, Professor of Medieval History, Royal Holloway, University of London

12.00noon
Chaucer : London Man of Affairs and Writer
Jane Roberts, Emeritus Professor of English Language and Medieval Literature, University of London

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
The Tombs of Royalty and the Royal Family at Westminster Abbey from Henry III to Richard II
Dr Phillip Lindley, Reader in the History of Art, University of Leicester