Signs and Symbols: Programme

Monday 17 July

1.30 Registration

3.00 Welcome, AGM and Introduction: Dr. Gordon Kingsley (Principal, Harlaxton College), John Cherry.

3.45 – 4.30 Mary Carruthers, Thinking with images: the spatial and visual requirements of cognition and recollection in medieval psychology.

4.30 Tea

5.00 – 6.15 Adrian Ailes, Powerful Impressions: Symbols of Office and Authority on Seals.

Jane Martindale, The symbolism of the sword on King John’s tomb at Worcester.

6.30 Supper

7.45 – 9.00 Pamela Tudor-Craig (Lady Wedgwood) Effigies with attitude.

Nigel Saul, What’s the name again? Remembrance and commemoration on early church monuments

9.00 Bar

Tuesday 18 July

9.00 – 10.30 Alison Stones, Signs and Symbols in the Estoire del saint Graal, a comparative

John Cherry, La Chantepleure – a symbol of mourning.

10.30 Coffee

11.00 – 12.30 Paul Harvey, Colour in Medieval Maps.

Stephen Medcalf, The colour blue as symbolic: medieval and modern.

12.30 Lunch

2.00 – 3.45 Nicholas Rogers, Dieu y voye: Some Late Medieval Instances of Divine Vision

Elizabeth New, ‘Christ Before Us’: non-Eucharistic images and symbols of Jesus in relation to Christocentric devotion in late medieval England.

Nigel Morgan, The Monograms and Arms of Mary in late medieval England.

3.45 Tea

4.15 – 5.30 Phillipa Hardman, Sign Language: seeing things in Middle English poems.

Meg Twycross, Allegorical theatre: static or dynamic
5.30 – 6.30 Reception hosted by Maney Publications

6.30 Supper

8.00 Magnus Williamson, Illuminations and texts and their musical analogues

9.00 Bar

Wednesday 19 July

9.00 – 10.30 Richard Plant, Symbolism of churches in town planning.

Julian Luxford, The symbolism of East Anglian flushwork.

10.30 Coffee

11.00 – 12.30 Richard Marks, Architecture as symbol: representing Solovki monastery in the 17th century

Derek Keene, Signs and the city: recognition, scenography and the everyday.
12.30 pause

1.00 Outing to Peterborough Cathedral (with packed lunch)

7.00 Bar

7.30 Conference dinner in the Great Hall

Thursday 20 July

9.00 – 10.45 Christa Grössinger, Symbols – their use and misuse in interpretations of medieval art.

Lucy Freeman Sandler. “Gone fishing”: Angling in the Fitzwilliam Bohun Psalter.

Michael Michael, The semiology of the Psalter.

10.45 Coffee
11.15 – 12.30 Elizabeth Danbury, Security and safeguard: signs and symbols on boxes and chests.

Andrew Prescott, Symbols and legends of English medieval fraternities.

1.00 Lunch and depart