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This section lists events - meetings, lectures, visits etc - by societies other than the Church Monuments Society whose field of interest may be relevant to the Church Monuments Society. Please e-mail the Society if you have an event which you would like to be included. Please note we do not accept commercial organisations.

Janet Gough is giving the 20th annual Stephen Dykes Bower Memorial lecture on Tuesday 5 December at the Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1,  at 6.15 for 6.30.  Her topic is England’s unique church buildings and why they are worth fighting for - a journey around the churches of the Church of England.  Click here to see flyer from the Ecclesiological Society giving details of the event and how to book tickets and contact Ecclesiological Council Member, Paul Velluet, direct.

Call for papers: New Directions in the Study of Medieval Sculpture (Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, March 16 - 17, 2018)

Deadline: Sep 30, 2017

Focusing on the materiality of medieval sculpture has proven crucial to

its study and has expanded our historical understanding of sculpture

itself. Whether monumental relief sculpture in stone, wooden sculptures

in the round, sculpted altarpieces, ivory plaques or enamelled

reliquaries, the possibilities for research on medieval sculpture now

extend far beyond the established canon.

Contemporary medieval sculpture studies have opened the field to

comparative and inclusive research that embraces the social,

performative, gendered and ritual uses of medieval sculpture. These

developments have inspired the organisers of the conference New

Directions in the Study of Medieval Sculpture to reflect on the field

and ask how do we investigate medieval sculpture today and what might

come ‘after’ materiality?

This two-day conference seeks to assess and critique the state of the

field on medieval sculpture and to investigate new directions,

approaches and technologies for research. A consideration of the state

of the field could be approached through, but is not limited to, the

following topics:

Processes and techniques of medieval sculpture

   The sensory experience of medieval sculpture

   The ephemeral and intangible aspects of medieval sculpture

   Medieval sculpture, photography and digital reproduction

   Archives, casts and reconstructing medieval sculpture

   Sculpture and medievalism

   Historiography of medieval sculpture studies

   Exhibition histories of medieval sculpture

This conference is hosted by the Henry Moore Institute, a centre for

the study of sculpture, and is convened by Dr Elisa Foster, 2016-18

Henry Moore Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow.

Accommodation and reasonable travel expenses within the UK will be


Paper proposals should be sent via email to Dr Elisa Foster: by 30 September 2017.