Seeing and Reading in 12th-Century England

Date: Saturday February 1, 2014, at 9 am - 6:30 pm
Location: Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center

Admission: Free. Reservation required

In this interdisciplinary symposium, scholars explore the status of imagery in 12th-century thought and devotion. The program examines the literary and historical contexts of images in a range of media, whether rendered in glass, painted in books, or constructed in the mind's eye. Scholars present focused studies on stained glass and manuscripts while incorporating broader theoretical ideas about the readership, interpretation, and prevailing attitudes toward pictures in English religious and literary cultures.

The symposium continues on Sunday, February 2, 9:15 a.m.–5:30 p.m. at UCLA, Royce Hall. Registration not required for the Sunday session, but space is limited. For additional information call (310) 825-1880, email, or go to

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