New Research on the Bayeux Tapestry: The Proceedings of a Conference at the British Museum, edited by Dan Terkla with two colleagues, will be published by Oxbow Books on December 31, 2010. The collection features 19 of 26 papers delivered at a July 2008 conference which was also chaired by Terkla, Michael J. Lewis, and Gale R. Owen-Crocker.
All papers focus on the Bayeux Tapestry, one of the most famous medieval artworks, which tells the story of the Norman invasion of England. The 230-foot long embroidered artifact is on display in Bayeux, Normandy. The papers cover a wide range, including current research and conservation, the social history of the tapestry, and pictographic studies.
December still seems far away, but you know it’s getting close when Amazon.com lists the book.