On Tuesday 26 April at 5.15pm, Stephen Bann, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art from the University of Bristol presents the 2022 Centre for Visual Arts and Culture / Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Lecture on Signs and Traces of the English Civil War
Tomb of Lady Jane Waller in Bath Abbey
Signs and Traces of the English Civil War
The English Civil War has provoked many different historical interpretations over the years. But this lecture is addressed in particular to the visible evidence of the war that can still be observed in museum collections and on sites throughout the country. I will examine the portraiture of the period, but also interpret the testimony of memorial inscriptions in cathedrals and churches, taking into account the surviving evidence of vandalism. I will also suggest that the visual records of the eighteenth century point to different ways of coming to terms with the memory of the brutal conflict.
Emeritus Professor of History of Art and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Bristol University.
Stephen's research ranges broadly over issues relating to the representations of history and the dissemination of print images, with a special emphasis on France in the nineteenth century. His work has been widely influential in both these areas, and since 2000 he has held visiting fellowships and appointments at some of most prominent Research Institutes in Europe and America.
Where and when
Durham Town Hall