Seminar: Thursday December 2, 1999. 7-9pm
Dick Jones: Horse, Ox, and Blocks
Marion Harris: Usurpation amid the architectural treasures of medieval London -- April 9 to June 6, 1483
Seminar: Tuesday, October 26, 1999. 7-9pm
Dinah Hazell Poverty and Plenty: Chaucer's Poor Widow and her Fabulous Cock: An evening in the enchanted world of Chauntecleer the Rooster and his nemesis, Renart the Fox. Using Chaucer's charming beast fable, The Nun's Priest's Tale, as a window on medieval culture, we will look at two important social concerns: poverty (ideal vs. real) and anti-clericalism. How are these issues related to a talking chicken? Come find out!
Seminar: Monday, September 27, 1999. 7-9pm
Prof. William Mahrt (Associate Professor of Music, Stanford University) Chapter Houses, Choir Screens, Lady Chapels and Such: Aspects of liturgical architecture illustrated with sides taken on Sarum Seminar trips, with special attention to differences between monastic and secular uses
Seminar: May 25th, 1999. 7-9pm
Reports from the field and the armchair:
(1) Dick Harte: Stone skeletons - the engineering of temples and cathedrals
(2) Bob Nyden: Medieval time
(3) Bob Nyden and all, Book review and round-table discussion: "Goings-on in Europe in the year 1300". Bring your own knowledge of that era to help flesh out a picture of what life was like - the politics, philosophy, clothing, food...
Seminar: April 13th, 1999. 7-9pm
Run-throughs for the Medieval Studies Conference in Kalamazoo:
Dick Jones: Estimating the weight of the timber scaffolding in the spire of Salisbury Cathedral
Linda Jack: Facilitating adult learning through communities of practice
Seminar: March 9th, 1999. 7-9pm
Robert A. Scott (Associate Director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences): Social bases of religious experience: implications for understanding cathedrals
Seminar: February 16th, 1999. 7-9pm
Prof. George Brown (Dept. of English, Stanford University): Durham cathedral: Salisbury's opposi
Seminar: January 23rd, 1999. 7-9pm.
Singer's reunion: alumni of all the trips sing together!
(Home of Dick and Ann Jones, Los Altos Hills)
Seminar: January 26th, 1999. 7-9pm.
The Very Rev. Hugh Dickinson (Dean Emeritus of Salisbury Cathedral): Doctrine and architecture: the shaping of worship spaces
Seminar: November 10th, 1998. 7-9pm.
Alice Tinker: Change-ringing of church bells
Ann Jones: Troyes Cathedral.
Seminar: October 13th, 1998. 7-9pm.
The Rev. Richard D. McCall, Ph.D. (Dean of the Chapel and Lecturer in Liturgics, The Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley): Medieval liturgy: constructing church from word and act.
Seminar: Tuesday September 22, 1998
Linda Jack: Medieval Gardens
Evelyn McMillan: Everything you never wanted to know about the Black Death in 45 minutes or less.
Seminar: Monday May 18, 1998
Bill Maht: Sacred time and sacred space: the processions and the doors in the Sarum Rite.
Seminar: Tuesday April 21, 1998
Two talks resulting from the March 1998 Sarum Seminar trip to Salisbury.
John Wilkes: Salisbury cathedral - a photographic essay and
Bob Nyden: Walking the River Nadder in search of a medieval shipping route.
Seminar: Tuesday January 13, 1998
Bob Scott talked on his latest exploration: Cathedrals as memory.
Seminar: Tuesday February 10, 1998
Seminar: November 11, 1997
Barbara Abou-El-Haj (Associate professor of Art History at Binghampton University, SUNY): Power and program in the glass of Reims cathedral
Seminar: October 14, 1997
Maureen Miller (Professor of History, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY): Power and architectural innovation: loss is gain.
Seminar: September 16, 1997
Richard McCall: Liturgy: the performance of cosmos and culture.
Seminar: May 13, 1997
Seminar: March 18, 1997
Dick Jones: Money, materials and labor in the building of Westminster Abbey in 1253.
Seminar: December 10, 1996
John Wilkes: The building of King's College Chapel, Cambridge. John presented a summary of the history of the building of King's College Chapel, Cambridge, paying particular attention to the ways in which the ups and downs of the Wars of the Roses affected the funding for the chapel.
Elaine Kriegh: Tomb monuments.
Seminar: November 12th, 1996
Professor Yoshio Kusaba: Problems of interpreting evidence in cathedral stonework.
Seminar: October 8, 1996
Jim Boyd: The Cathedral crusade - Gothic timelines.
Floyd Kessler: Your money or your life - Jews in medieval England.
Seminar: September 10th, 1996
Virginia Jansen: The social and functional uses of medieval architecture.
Seminar: August 13, 1996
Linda Jack: Sheelah na-gigs.
Seminar: July 9, 1996
Ann Jones: Manuscript illumination.
Dan Sternberg: The science of stained glass.
Seminar: June 27, 1996
John Tillotson (an associate of David Bartlett's) gave A guided tour of restoration work on the main quadrangle at Stanford University.
Seminar: June 11, 1996
David Bartlett: Conservation issues involved in his work on the West Front of Wells Cathedral.