At a time when fake news is used to create new narratives about the world around us, it is fascinating to discover how political and religious propaganda spread through art in renaissance Europe.
Paintings and drawings became a powerful tool to portray, from different perspectives, the work of one of the most controversial religious institutions in history: the Spanish Inquisition.
This lecture seeks to explore the complex and dynamic social and religious landscape of c.16th Spain and the role of the Spanish Inquisition in policing and enforcing law and order across the Spanish Empire.
It is also an attempt to retell the story of the Inquisition through art and new historical data.
This lecture will be delivered direct to your living room, live and online using Zoom.
If you are new to Zoom, we recommend you read the guides we have prepared. Click on the lectures button on the main navigation bar, and choose the guide relevant to you.
These are the basics:
a) we will continue to send a Newsletter about the next lecture a few days before the lecture is scheduled.
b) This Newsletter will contain a Personalised Link to the lecture. Just click on the link to book yourself a place at the lecture. You will be sent a zoomTicket email which will contain the link to the Zoom site where the lecture is being presented.
c) We recommend you click on the zoomTicket link about 20 minutes before the lecture is due to start.
d) We have found that late arrivals disturb others and so we will 'close the doors' when the lecture starts. You will not be able to watch the lecture if you arrive late.
e) Members have free access to the lectures (as before). Non-members will have to pay €10 (also as before)
f) Payment has to be made online using our new payment processor, Stripe. Credit cards, debit cards, Google Pay and Apple Pay are all accepted.
g) The Zoom app. You will need to install (only once) the Zoom app. You can do this as you join your first lecture, but during trials, some members found it rather confusing. We recommend that you install the app now; we have produced step-by-step guides for the major devices/operating systems. Note - you do not need to have a zoom account.
h) Copyright restrictions mean we cannot record this lecture.
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