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Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

CVAC Events Listing

Tuesday 23 January 2018

The Body Inside-Out. Anatomy, Memory and the Sculpted Innards at the Maubuisson Abbey (1253-1652)

5:30pm to 8:30pm, Palace Green Learning Centre , Jack Hartnell

CVAC and IMEMS are delighted to host Jack Hartnell from the University of East Anglia.

The now-destroyed Abbey of Maubuisson, situated just northwest of Paris, was a religious foundation that over the centuries created a unique visceral visual culture. By charting a long history of the institution from the thirteenth to seventeenth centuries, this paper examines Maubuisson’s bodies -
figures formed of painted wood, marble, gilded copper, and raw preserved flesh - to unearth a long-standing proclivity at the abbey for flipping the human form inside-out, a distinctly anatomical instinct at work across Maubuisson’s medieval and early modern history.

Dr Jack Hartnell is Lecturer in Art History at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, where his research and teaching focus on the visual culture of medieval medicine, mathematics, and cartography. He has previously held fellowships at Columbia University, The Courtauld Institute of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte. His recent publications include articles on surgical instruments and anatomical practice, and a book about to be published by the Wellcome Trust and Profile Books entitled Medieval Bodies (April, 2018).

17:30 - 18:30 Lecture
18:30 - 20:30 Drinks Reception
Booking information avaliable here.

Marginal organs from a copy of Albertus Magnus’ commentary on Aristotle’s De animalibus, fourteenth-century, Paris. (BnF Fr. 16169, fol. 179v)

Contact admin.imems@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 11 June 2018

CVAC Advisory Board and AGM

9:00am to 5:00pm, Ustinov and Turner Rooms, Van Mildert

Wednesday 11 July 2018

Visual Intersections III

9:00am to 5:00pm, Business School

Thursday 12 July 2018

Visual Intersections III

9:00am to 5:00pm, Business School

Friday 13 July 2018

Visual Intersections III

9:00am to 5:00pm, Business School

Portraiture Conference

5:00pm to 5:00pm, Business School , Porfessor Ludmilla Jordanova and other contributors

Contact cav@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 14 July 2018

Portraiture Conference

5:00pm to 5:00pm, Business School , Porfessor Ludmilla Jordanova and other contributors

Contact cav@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 15 July 2018

Portraiture Conference

5:00pm to 5:00pm, Business School , Porfessor Ludmilla Jordanova and other contributors

Contact cav@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.