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Womanly Wickedness in West Midland Medieval Wall Paintings
13th February 2020 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Our topic this month is “Womanly wickedness in West Midland medieval wall paintings: picking titles and communicating research in Coventry and Stratford-upon-Avon”.
Medieval wall paintings aren’t easy to interpret. They are often fragmentary or compromised by later interventions. The meaning of their imagery is often contested, even the titles we select can skew interpretation.
This research forum looks at two projects based in important sites in the West Midlands (Coventry and Stratford-upon-Avon) to explore how art historical methods can be communicated in a transparent and engaging way. Are they ale wives or wanton women? Should we call the figure in that painting ‘the whore of Babylon’? Can we be certain? Does it matter?
The February Vaughan Open Research Forum will be presented by our own Dr Miriam Gill.
About Vaughan Open Research Forum
Vaughan Open Research Forum is series of talks, workshops and interactive sessions which are open to anyone who is curious and wants to find out more.
Themes for sessions relate to our core teaching topics, arts, humanities, social sciences and counselling, and also discuss adult education and co-operative issues. The Forums usually take place on the second Tuesday of the month, however our February Forum will take place on the second Thursday.
The Venue for the Open Research Forum is the Hansom Hall in the Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street. Tea and cake will be available from 5.45 pm with the session running 6.15- 7.30 pm.