Thursday 8th November 2018

Speaker: Sally Dormer

The liturgical rites of baptism and burial in the Early Medieval church prompted the production of splendid monuments, decorated with functionally appropriate iconography. The trio of lectures in this study day will examine the baptisteries, baptismal fonts and tomb monuments produced in England, France, Germany and Italy from 300-1500 to accompany these spiritually theatrical entrances into, and exits from, life.


Lecturer and tutor for the Early Medieval Year Course at V&A. Dean of ‘European Studies’ for 2 US Universities. Freelance lecturer for The Art Fund. Study tours, cruises and tour groups. BA (History) University of Durham; PhD (Medieval Manuscript illumination) and MA (Medieval History of Art) Courtauld Institute.

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