Lecture and seminar with Mitchell Merback (Johns Hopkins University)

The Centre is happy to announce two events with Prof. Mitchell Merback (Johns Hopkins University).

LECTURE: “From Icon to Mirror of the Soul: Therapeutic Exchanges with the Man of Sorrows in Medieval and Renaissance Art”
Thursday, 19 January 2012, 4:00 p.m. in Room 301 (Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen’s Park)

SEMINAR: “Radical in the Making: Sources and Strategies of Sebald Beham’s Devotional Graphics, 1518-21”
Friday, 20 January 2012, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon (Centre for Medieval Studies, 125 Queen’s Park)
Readings for the seminar are available from medieval.studies@utoronto.ca.

Mitchell Merback is Associate Professor of the History of Art at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Specializing in northern European art of the later Middle Ages and Renaissance, he is the  author of The Thief, the Cross and the Wheel: Pain and the Spectacle  of Punishment in Medieval and Renaissance Europe (1999); and editor of Beyond the Yellow Badge: Anti-Judaism and Antisemitism in Medieval and  Early Modern Visual Culture (2008). His new book, Pilgrimage and Pogrom: From Violence to Memory at the Host-Miracle Shrines of Germany and Austria, is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press in Winter 2013.

Click here to download a poster for these events (includes an abstract).