Illuminating the Past – free public event

If you would like to know more about the making and meaning of Gothic colour, then come along to Illuminating the Past, a one-day (and totally free!) cultural engagement event organised by the University’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

On Thursday 16 June 2016, we have planned an interactive workshop and a lively series of talks by graduate students and early career scholars to showcase exciting new approaches to understanding the Gothic imagination.

Illuminating the Past will take place at the Eastbridge Hospital of St Thomas the Martyr, a 12th-century pilgrims’ residence located in the centre of historic Canterbury. To enhance the atmosphere of this special occasion, we are delighted that the choir of the University of Kent Minerva voices (@Minerva_Voices) will offer live performances of music from the Gothic era.

Please feel free to drop in at any time during the day between 09.30 and 17.00 without booking. However, attendance for the talks needs to be pre-booked. In order to do this, and to view the talks programme, please visit the workshop webpages.