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Is it a Sin to be Serious? Amusing Images in the Age of Thomas Aquinas

Is it a Sin to be Serious? Amusing Images in the Age of Thomas Aquinas
121 St. Joseph St., Alumni Hall Room 400
Time: Apr 29th, 4:00 pm End: Apr 29th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Religion, Study of (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), 400-1200, 1200-1500
Lecture by Alixe Bovey, University of Kent

The Friends of the Library of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies are pleased to present the 2014 Boyle Lecture:

Alixe Bovey, School of History, University of Kent
Is it a Sin to be Serious?: Amusing Images in the Age of Thomas Aquinas

When:  Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm
Where:  Alumni Hall  400, 121 St. Joseph St., St. Michael's College

Alixe Bovey is currently Senior Lecturer in the School of History at the University of Kent.  She did her undergraduate work in medieval studies at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, and her graduate work at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, from which she also received her doctorate. She began her career as a curator in the Department of Manuscripts at the British Library, working on a project that has evolved into the BL's 'Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts.' Much of her research is devoted to the relationship between word and image and to the place of the visual arts in public ritual and private devotion. She is the author of Jean de Carpentin's Book of Hours: The Genius of the Master of the Dresden Prayer Book (2011) and 'Tacuinum sanitatus': An Early Renaissance Guide to Health (2005) as well as editor of Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology at Canterbury (2013), among other books. She has also contributed to several catalogues, including, most recently, an entry on 'Articulate Giants' for The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things (2013), an exhibition curated by Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Leckey.

A reception will follow the lecture in the Laurence K. Shook Common Room at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 59 Queen’s Park Crescent East.

This event is free and open to the public and registration is not required. For further information, or to join the Friends, please visit www.pims.ca/amici/friends.html.

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