Online Lecture: Imagining Jerusalem in late Medieval Nuremberg – Adam Kraft & Albrecht Durer, Dr Dilshat Harman, April 1st 2022, 12:00-13:30 CT

“Imagining Jerusalem in Late Medieval Nuremberg: Adam Kraft and Albrecht Durer”
Dr. Dilshat Harman, Center for Visual Studies of the Medieval and Early Modern Culture, Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow

Friday, April 1st, 2022 | 12:00–1:30 PM CT | via Zoom:

The lecture will deal with Jerusalem in late medieval imagination, focusing on the reconstruction of Jerusalem in Nuremberg. Recent research shows that imagining Jerusalem played a crucial part in many late medieval devotional practices – virtual pilgrimages to Jerusalem, reconstructions of its topography and sacred places in European cities, visualizations of one’s own city as Jerusalem. In her lecture Dr. Harman would explore how the overlapping of Nuremberg and Jerusalem cityscapes was activated by the imagination of the citizens participating in the walking the Nuremberg Way of Cross and what artistical devices Nuremberg artists Adam Kraft (c.1460–1509) and Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) used to make these spaces overlap even more for the viewers of their reliefs and prints.

This public lecture is sponsored by the Anonymous Fund, Medieval Studies Program, History Department, Art History Department, Institute for Research in Humanities, Middle East Studies Program, and Center for Religion and Global Citizenry.


Published by Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson holds a First Class Honours in the History of Art from the University of Bristol, with a particular focus on Medieval Florence. In 2020 she achieved a Distinction in her MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialised in the art and architecture of Medieval England under the supervision of Dr Tom Nickson. Her dissertation focussed on an alabaster altarpiece, and its relationship with the cult of St Thomas Becket in France and the Chartreuse de Vauvert. Her current research focusses on the artistic patronage of London’s Livery Companies immediately pre and post-Reformation. Ellie will begin a PhD at the University of York in Autumn 2021 with a WRoCAH studentship, under the supervision of Professor Tim Ayers and Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein.

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