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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Event Archive

Beyond Mimesis: Digital Aesthetics and the Pre-Modern Text

24th April 2012, 17:30 to 18:30, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Professor Gregory Heyworth,

IMRS Lecture Series, 'Beauty in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance'

A series of 8-10 seminars, held fortnightly over Michaelmas and Epiphany Terms, and including internal and external speakers.  The series will be interdisciplinary and trans-historical, exploring the origins of beauty in the classical period and its legacies, ideas of beauty in medieval vernacular writing in England and on the Continent, theological and philosophical concepts of beauty, medical and aesthetic theories, cultural practices, and architectural ideals.  The aim will be to produce an edited collection of essays, but also to work towards further collaborative projects and funding bids, following the direction of the Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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