Monthly Archives: May 2016

Grayson Perry’s tapestries at Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

Sam Shearn tells us more about the amazing Grayson Perry tapestries – The Vanity of Small Differences – on a recent trip of Ertegun Scholars to Bath… Grayson Perry’s travelling tapestries were stationed in Bath when our Ertegun troop visited in March. Another cohort of scholars, myself included, had seen the tapestries two years previously […]

A Visit to the Houses of Parliament

Given my research interests in the Gothic Rival and nineteenth-century architecture, one would think that I would have spent our recent tour of the Houses of Parliament, whose ornament and interior decorations were designed entirely by Augustus Pugin, obsessing over architectural and decorative details. And, I did spend more than a couple minutes admiring the […]

A Colloquium on Moroccan History and Archaeology – Shāla and the Marīnid Dynasty (1269–1465)

Péter Nagy gives us an insight into a special Colloquium dedicated to the Shāla, a stunning archaeological site in Rabat, Morocco. Find out more here:

The Art and Science of Nineteenth-Century Stained Glass in France and Britain

Current Ertegun Scholar, Thea Golding, gives us a fascinating insight into the beautiful world of 19th century stained glass in France and Britain through a conference which saw experts assemble from the two countries. Find out more about the conference at: