Life after Death

Thursday 23 May 2013
10.00 – 12.30, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Art and death 3Blessing of a Soul, Percy Tomb, Beverley Minster, c1336-1340 (photo: J. Barker)

Speaker(s): Maria Grasso (PhD Candidate, The Courtauld Institute of Art); Jonathan Kewley (PhD Candidate, University of Durham); Joana Ramôa Melo (PhD, Universidade Nova de Lisboa); Martin Stiles (M.A. Birkbeck College, University of London); Natalie Zeldin (M.A., University of Texas)
Ticket/entry details: The event is free and open to all. There will be no advance booking for this workshop and places will be available on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.
Organised by: Jessica Barker and Ann Adams (The Courtauld Insitute of Art)

This is the third and last of a series of workshops being held at The Courtauld Institute of Art in 2012-2013 to explore the inter-relationship between art and death. These workshops have arisen from an informal group of doctoral students with shared interests in funerary monuments. This third workshop will focus on representations of the perceived fate of the body and soul after death, as well as the continuation of a relationship (if only in memory) between the living and the dead, and will examine how this might vary for a community, a family and an individual.

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