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Research Seminar

During the academic year, ITIA postgraduates, faculty and guests meet each Friday from 12.00 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Location: St Mary’s College Hall

If you are not already on the ITIA Research Seminar mailing list, and you would like to join us for the seminar please email the seminar coordinator, Dr. Rebekah Lamb ([email protected]).


2 August 2023   ITIA Round Table with Lord Rowan Williams  **To register, see the link, here.


Martinmas Seminar 2023


22 September Prof Philip Esler (University of St Andrews & Gloucester) and Prof Angus Pryor (University of Gloucestershire), ‘Painting 1 Enoch’.

29 September  Dr Benjamin Shute (St Andrews), ‘Image and Incarnation in German Baroque Instrumental Music’.



6 October   Dr. Tom Docherty, ‘Music as Preternatural in Geoffrey Hill’s Poetry’

13 October  Dr. King-Ho Leung (St Andrews), ‘Taylor Swift – On Repeat.’




27 October Dr Christine Lee (Shanghai Normal University), ‘Anthropology and the Catholic Imagination in E. E. Evans-Pritchard and Victor Turner.’ 



3 November  Dr Sarah Leith (St Andrews),  ‘Rocks and Realities: Mountain Literature in Modern Scotland’

10 November  Professor Ian Bradley (St Andrews), ‘There is a happy land, far, far away: Victorian Hymns about Heaven’ 

*15 November (Wednesday): St Margaret of Scotland Lecture with Professor Jennifer Newsome Martin (Notre Dame) Parliament Hall, 4:00 p.m.This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. See the following link, here.

17 November: Workshop with Professor Jennifer Newsome Martin (Notre Dame) on ‘The Carmelite Subject: ‘Fiction’ and the Metaphysics of Contemplation.’ Space is limited so please register, here. Registrants will receive a copy of the assigned reading well in advance of the workshop.

28 November (Tuesday): Fireside Chat with Professor Judith Wolfe. Location and time, TBD.


Candlemas Semester 2024


19 January   Professor David Brown (St Andrews), ‘Truth in Religious Painting.’

26 January   Dr Caleb Froehlich (St Andrews), Title TBC



2 February  TBC

9 February  Professor Alison Milbank (Nottingham), Title TBC

16 February  Annie Konzelman (St Andrews), Title TBC





8 March  Dr. Yusen Yu (St Andrews), ‘Medieval Islamic Cosmology and Its Visual Culture’

15 March   Dr. Bill Hyland (St Andrews),’Mariological Imagery in the Sermons of Nicholas of Cusa’

22 March  Melody Bellefeuille-Frost (St Andrews), ‘Images of Christ in 16th and 17th-Century Japan’

29 March  Dr. Andrew Tate (Lancaster University), ‘Resurrection Blues: The Cultural Afterlives of Lazarus.’



5 April    Wade Bellesbach (St Andrews), Title TBC



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St Mary's College
St Andrews
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Fife, Scotland, UK

Phone:+44 (0)1334 462850