Online conference: British Archaeological Association’s Romanesque conference: ‘Image & Narrative in Romanesque Art’, 28–30 March 2022

The seventh in the British Archaeological Association’s Romanesque conference series, Image and Narrative, is taking place at the British School at Rome. It will be available on Zoom. Times for the conference are in Italian (not UK) time

Please click the link to join the webinar which is for each of the days. (Passcode: 886218)

Conference programme

Monday 28 March 2022

Session 1: Chair: Grazia Fachechi

9.30 am Welcome and Introduction

9.45am Serena Romano, Image and Narrative in Rome during the ‘Romanesque’ period: A focus on San Crisogono

10.30am Questions

10.45am Break

11.15am Claudia Quattrocchi, Before Narrative: A multifocal method for mapping mural decoration in Central Italy

11.45am Marcello Angheben, Polysemy and multifunctionality in the apse mosaic at San Clemente: Gregorian reform, liturgy and devotion

12.15pm Questions

13.00pm Break


Session 2: Chair: Alison Perchuk

14.30pm Armin Bergmeier, Linear Time and Narrative in the Anagni Crypt Frescoes

15.00pm Andrea Worm, Narrative and Argument: The Emergence of Typological Cycles in the Twelfth Century

15.30pm Questions

15.45pm Break


Session 3: Chair: Béla Zsolt Szakács

16.15pm Kristin B. Aavitsland, Microarchitecture and Storytelling in Twelfth-Century Scandinavia

16.45pm Bella Arcidiacono, Stories from Genesis at the Palatine Chapel in Palermo and the Cathedral of Monreale: Relations, Interactions, Strategies

17.15pm Questions


Tuesday 29 March 2022

Session 4: Chair: Lindy Grant

9.30am Arturo Carlo Quintavalle, The Commissioning and Politics of Images in Twelfth-Century Northern Italy: From the Investiture Controversy to the Fight against Heresy

10.00am Deborah Kahn, Promoting Conformity: The Role of the Church in the Revival of Sculpture

10.30pm Questions

10.45pm Break


Session 5: Chair: Richard Plant

11.15am Jessica Berenbeim, Letter Forms and Literary Meaning: Script and Inscriptions c.1100

11.45am Robert Maxwell, The Narrative Time of Dreams

12.15pm Manuel Castiñeiras, Narrative Strategies, the Senses and ‘Iter’ at Pilgrimage Sites: Conques, Compostela and Bethlehem

12.45pm Questions

13.15pm Break


Session 6: Chair: Rose Walker

14.30pm Irene Caracciolo, A Comparative Analysis of the ‘tecnica mista’ panel portraits inserted into certain wall paintings in Romanesque Italy

15.00pm Mina Miyamoto, A Problem of Identification in Folio 1v. of the Salzburg Pericopes

15.30pm Questions

15.45pm Break


Session 7: Chair: Barbara Franzé

16.15pm Gaetano Curzi, Nature, Landscape and Hagiography on the façade of San Clemente a Casauria

16.45pm Claude Andrault-Schmit, An Unusual Scenography in the Service of Popular Devotion. The Deathbed Scene at Saint-Hilaire-de-la-Celle in Poitiers

17.15pm Questions


Wednesday 30 March 2022

Session 8: Chair: Manuel Castiñeiras

9.30am Wilfried Keil, The Narrative Frieze of Saint Domninus on the Façade of Fidenza Cathedral

10.00am Carles Sanchez, A Roman Saint in Catalonia: Sant Llorenc Dosmunts and the Shaping of Devotional Images through Romanesque Altar Frontals

10.30am Questions

10.45am Break

11.30am John McNeill, A Narrative of Intercession in the Cloister of Saint-Aubin at Angers

12.00pm Barbara Franzé, Image and Narrative in the Cloister at Moissac in the light of the Consecration Ritual

12.30pm Questions

12.45pm Break


Session 9: Chair: John McNeill

14.30pm Béla Zsolt Szakács, From Rome to Somogyvár: Transforming the Spinario

15.00pm Yael Barash, From Sin to Redemption: Narratives, Abstract Conclusions, and  Composition in Hildegard of Bingen’s Illustrations

15.30pm Questions

15.45pm Break

16.15pm Alison Perchuk, Narrative Sequences of the Apocalypse in Romanesque Italy: Location, Function, Structure, Meaning

16.45pm Rose Walker, Old Testament Images in Navarre and Aragon in the Middle of the Twelfth Century: Sites of Theological and Social Tension

17.15pm Questions


Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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