Seminar: Visualising the Bible in the Nineteenth Century


Thursday 13th June 2013, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 9.30am – 5.30pm

What is the artist’s role – and responsibility – in visually interpreting the Bible? How did this change in nineteenth-century Britain, when the stability of scripture was increasingly uncertain? How do sacred texts in particular pose problems for the relationship between the verbal and the visual? This one day colloquium will consider how religious belief, form, function, medium, gender, and sexuality figured in representations of Biblical narrative, spanning textiles, painting, drawing and sculpture. Speakers: Michaela Giebelhausen (Essex), Colin Cruise (Aberystwyth), Ayla Lepine (Yale/Courtauld), Claire Jones (York )

Event Details:

Registration is from 9.30 to 10.00

The event concludes with a wine reception at 5.35pm

To register and for programme details, please visit the CRASSH website here.

The cost of the event is £10 as a contribution to lunch and beverages.

An event supported by the ERC funded Project Bible and Antiquity in the Nineteenth Century.

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