Study Days: ‘Conques en Rouergue: constructions mémorielles’, 18 and 21 November 2022

Center for Higher Studies in Medieval Civilization, Poitiers
German Center for Art History – DFK Paris

As part of the Conques project in the global world supported by the European Research Council
(Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: Research and Innovation Staff Exchange, 2021-2024)

Please find the programme for the two days below:

Friday November 18

Poitiers, Center for Higher Studies in Medieval Civilization
Crozet Room

Word of welcome
Cécile Voyer (CESCM, Poitiers)

Ivan Foletti (Masarykova University, Brno)

Moderation: Émilie Kurdziel (CESCM, Poitiers)

10:30 a.m.
The written sources of Conques in their regional environment
Sébastien Fray (Jean-Monnet-Saint-Étienne University)

11:20 a.m. Break

11:40 a.m.
Conques: a stage on the Way of Saint Jacques de Compostela?
Adeline Rucquoi (School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, Paris)

12:30 p.m.

Moderation: Philippe Cordez

2 p.m.
Conques, pilgrimage church. From the historiographical construction to the medieval construction site (19th-11th century)
Eric Sparhubert (University of Limoges)

2:50 p.m.
Amassing gold in Conques: the “new” Sainte Foy and its trousseau
Ivan Foletti (Masarykova University, Brno)

3:40 p.m.
Conches and its enamels: between Silos, Limoges and “Byzantium”
Adrian Palladino (Masarykova University, Brno)

Public lecture

6 p.m.
Inventing France in Conques: from Viollet-le-Duc to Prosper Mérimée and Charlemagne
Ivan Foletti (Masarykova University, Brno)

Monday November 21

Paris, German Center for Art History – DFK Paris
Julius Meier-Graefe Hall
And online:

2:30 p.m.
Word of welcome
Philippe Cordez (DFK Paris)

Ivan Foletti (Masarykova University, Brno)

Moderation: Cécile Voyer (CESCM, Poitiers)

3:00 p.m.
Conques and the idea of ​​Byzantium
Adrian Palladino (Masarykova University, Brno)

3:45 p.m.
Conques in the 19th century
Ivan Foletti (Masarykova University, Brno)

4:30 p.m.
Modern and postmodern conches
Philippe Cordez (DFK Paris)

5:15 p.m.

Concept and organization
Philippe Cordez (DFK Paris)
Ivan Foletti (Masarykova University, Brno)
Eric Sparhubert (University of Limoges)
Cécile Voyer (CESCM)

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Published by charlottecook

Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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