Archive for March, 2008

Controversial Cranach

Friday, March 28th, 2008

The subject of our next lecture, Lucas Cranach, is in the news today. The Independent reports on the National Gallery’s revelation that its painting ‘Cupid Complaining to Venus’ was once part of Hitler’s looted art collection. You can read the details here.

Williams on Cranach

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Dr Richard Williams, who delivered our Christmas lecture on Holbein, will return to talk to us about Lucas Cranach at the Court of Saxony. The event will take place on 3 April at 6:30pm in Room B36, Malet Street. As always there will be refreshments and time for a Q&A discussion. The event is free [...]

Mozart Portrait Discovered

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

An unidentifed portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been proved to be authentic, according to an expert on the composer.Professor Cliff Eisen from London’s King’s College has spent more than a year trying to confirm that the picture was of Mozart, who died in 1791. See the portrait and read the story from the BBC [...]

Birkbeck Early Modern Society Reminders

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

From Our Secretary: Just a reminder that Birkbeck EMS is holding its second free Friday film night, on March 14 in room B01 of The Clore Management Centre, from 6.30 pm, see map http://www.bbk.ac.uk/maps. We are showing Luther (2003) a visually stunning film of Luther’s adult life. The film stars Joseph Fiennes, Alfred Molina and [...]

Early Modern Reading Group – 17 March Canceled

Friday, March 7th, 2008

The following event has been canceled due to room scheduling problems. This post will stay so that the witch reading links remain. The Early Modern Reading Group will be meeting on 17 March to discuss readings with a witchy theme. The readings are: Chapter one of The Malleus Maleficarum which can be printed out from [...]

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