Journée d’études. Reviving the Trinity (en ligne, 27 mars 2021)

Journée d’études. Reviving the Trinity: New Perspectives on 15th-Century Scottish Culture (en ligne, 27 mars 2021)

This collaborative, interdisciplinary project looks again at the Trinity Altarpiece by Hugo van der Goes, Trinity Collegiate Church, and Trinity Hospital as emblems of Scotland’s inventive and ambitious cultural milieu, and its active, outward looking engagement with Europe and beyond. The network will re-examine the Trinity, and establish its cultural relevance today. Taking innovative approaches to materialities, geographies, and the wider artistic, intellectual, and cultural networks that connect them during the reigns of James II, III and IV, and the regency of Queen Mary of Guelders, it seeks to identify contemporary networks and reassess the significance of knowledge exchange.

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9.30 Welcome

9.40 Keynote.
Lorne Campbell, formerly Senior Research Curator at the National Gallery, London
The Trinity Panels: History and Subject-Matter

10.30 – 11.30 Session 1
Lizzie Swarbrick, University of Edinburgh
A « magnificent and sumptuous work, [Queen Mary of Guelders] intends as soon as possible to finish it »: an Architectural Tour of Trinity College

Rachel Delman, University of York
Queenship and Cultural Transfer: Mary of Guelders and her Architectural Patronage

11.45- 12.45 Session 2
Bryony Coombs, University of Edinburgh
Artistic Continuity in Late Medieval Scotland: James III, James IV, and the Artists of Ghent

Morvern French, Historic Environment Scotland
The Customer is King: Late Medieval Scoto-Flemish Consumer Culture

12.45 Lunch

1.30- 2.30 Session 3
Patricia Allerston, Deputy Director & Chief Curator, European & Scottish Art, National Galleries of Scotland
A Moveable Feast – Displaying the Trinity panels at the Scottish National Gallery
Nicola Christie, Head of Paintings Conservation, Royal Collections Trust
The Trinity Panels: Initial observations on Materials and Technique

2.45- 3.45 Session 4
Emily Wingfield, University of Birmingham
Margaret of Denmark and Networks of European (Literary) Culture
Catherine Reynolds, Independent scholar and Consultant on manuscripts to Christie’s
The Books in the Trinity Panels and the Text before the Queen

4.00 Session 5
James Cook, University of Edinburgh
Sarum in Bruges: Exploring the liturgical context for the chant in the Trinity Altarpiece
Jill Harrison, Open University
Interrogating St George: Scoto-Burgundian encounters in the Trinity Altarpiece
William Schmenner, Kostas Daniilidis and Yufu Wang, GRASP laboratory, University of Pennsylvania
Looking for Anselm Adornes

5.00 Conclusion


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