Following earlier conferences on Romanesque and the Past (London, 2010), and Romanesque and the Mediterranean (Palermo, 2012), the British Archaeological Association is collaborating with the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya and the Research project Magistri Cataloniae to stage the third in a biennial series of international conferences concerned with Romanesque art and architecture. This conference, Romanesque: Patrons and Processes, is concerned with patronage – and agency – in their broadest senses during the Romanesque period. Thus, in addition to more traditional prosopographical approaches, and examinations of individual patrons, there will be papers on various forms of institutional patronage. The conference will also address the processes involved in commissioning buildings or works of art – the mechanics of design – authorship – intermediaries and agents – and the extent to which patrons are designers. Are there limits to patronal influence?
Speakers include: Claude Andrault-Schmitt, Maria Bonet, Eduardo Carrero, Manuel Castiñeiras, Hugh Doherty, Eric Fernie, Alexandra Gajewski and Stephanie Seeberg, Ludovico Geymonat, Richard Gem, Dorothy Glass, Colum Hourihane, Armen Kazaryan, Wilfried Keil, Bruno Klein, Esther Lozano, Nathalie Le Luel, Javier Martínez de Aguirre, Géraldine Mallet, Robert Maxwell, John McNeill, Christopher Norton, Anna Orriols, Carlo Quintavalle, Jens Rüffer, Carles Sánchez, Marta Serrano, Neil Stratford and Rose Walker.
The conference will be held on the 7-9th April 2014, with further site visits on the 10-11th April.
A limited number of scholarships for students are available to help cover the cost of the conference. Please apply by 10 November 2013, attaching a short CV along with the name and contact details of one referee. Applications should be sent to the conference convenors on
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