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Conference: La pierre et l’image. Les disciplines en synergie pour mieux dater les édifices du Moyen Âge (XIIe-XVe s.), Université de Lausanne, October 25–27, 2018

irregular-medieval-stone-wallDepuis quelques décennies l’archéométrie et l’archéologie du bâti connaissent un développement conjoint remarquable. Appliquées aux édifices médiévaux, ces disciplines aident de manière substantielle à leur compréhension : si l’étude des élévations permet de restituer la progression, l’économie et l’organisation du chantier, les méthodes de l’archéométrie permettent, lorsque les matériaux chronologiquement significatifs sont conservés, d’obtenir une datation absolue.
Dans les efforts déployés pour la compréhension de l’édifice et l’établissement de datations scientifiquement argumentées, l’apport de l’image tend à être sous-estimé, voire négligé: de nature interprétative, le style et l’iconographie apparaissent parfois comme des indices de moindre valeur objective. Forts de l’idée que les « savoir-faire » et les « vouloir-dire » sont tout autant révélateurs de l’histoire des édifices, nous nous proposons ici de démontrer que sa pleine et juste compréhension ne peut être obtenue que par le croisement des indices, dans une approche multi- et pluri-disciplinaire.
Dans le cadre de ce colloque les différents acteurs de la recherche sur le monument sont appelés à partager leurs expériences, acquises autour d’un ensemble de monuments ou d’un cas particulier dont la complexité rend nécessaire le croisement des regards. L’intervention concertée des historiens de l’art et de l’architecture, archéologues du bâti, épigraphistes, spécialistes des techniques et des matériaux démontrera la nécessité d’une synergie des disciplines pour mieux comprendre les monuments et obtenir des datations fiables, contribuant ainsi au renouvellement de la recherche dans notre domaine.

Université de Lausanne, bâtiment Extranef, salle 125

Jeudi 25 octobre 2018

Introduction

9h00-9h30
Accueil des participants

Président de séances: Mathieu Piavaux

9h30-10h15
Nicolas Reveyron: introduction et historiographie / le cas de Cluny III

10h15-11h00
Jean Wirth : Pour une approche multidisciplinaire du monument

11h00-11h30
Pause café (salle 221)

11h30-12h00
Barbara Franzé : Saint-Gilles-du-Gard

12h00-12h30
Discussion sur les présentations de la matinée

12h30-14h00
Déjeûner

Après-midi

Président de séances: Nicolas Reveyron

14h00-15h00
Lei Huang et Térence Le Deschault de Monredon : Sainte-Foy de Conques

15h00-15h30
Elodie Leschot: la façade sculptée de Charlieu

15h30-16h00
Pause café

16h00-17h30
La cathédrale de Strasbourg (bras sud du transept) et le passage du roman au gothique
Marc C. Schurr et Ilona Dudzinski

17h30-18h30
Discussions sur les présentations de l’après-midi

Vendredi 26 octobre

Matin. Présidence de séances: Marc C. Schurr

09h00-11h00
Pour un croisement des regards. La datation des collégiales du diocèse de Liège (XIIe-XVe s.)
Equipe dirigée par Mathieu Piavaux (Namur)
Antoine Baudry, Frans Doperé, Patrick Hoffsummer, Aline Wilmet

11.00-11h30: Pause café

11h30-13.00
Approches pluridisciplinaires des monastères aquitains
Equipe dirigée par Christian Gensbeitel
Philippe Lanos, Jean-Baptiste Javel

13h00-15h00 Pause de midi
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Après-midi. Président de séance: Barbara Franzé

15.00-15.30
La tour-porche de Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe
Laura Acosta Jacob

15.30-17.00
Dal sepolcro alla basilica : culti e monumenti nell’Abruzzo medievale
Equipe dirigée par Gaetano Curzi
Maria Carla Somma, Carlo Tedeschi.

17.00-17.30 Pause café

17.30-18.30
Discussion sur la session de l’après-midi/de la journée

Samedi 27 octobre

9h30-12h00
Table ronde
Avec la participation de Laurence Terrier Aliferis, Jacques Bujard et Michel Fuchs.

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CFP: Conquest and Construction: Architecture and Landscapes in the Medieval Mediterranean, Architecture Space and Society Research Centre, Birkbeck (University of London), March 1, 2019

CFP deadline: Monday 3 December 2018

Much recent scholarship on the medieval Mediterranean focuses on shifting borders and cultural identities. Conquest is one of the causes of such shifts. This one-day symposium will examine how the consequences of conquests were manifested in conquered cities and landscapes, asking how conquerors responded to their new environments and how conquered communities were built and re-built.

Papers might touch on any of the following in relation to conquest, conquerors or conquered territories in the Mediterranean world, in the period 500 – 1500.

  • Architecture
  • Space, landscape, urbanism, topographies
  • Architectural sculpture and decoration
  • Sacred and liturgical spaces
  • Destruction of architecture and urbanism
  • Spoliation and re-use of building materials
  • Cross-cultural exchanges through buildings, cities and landscapes
  • Conquerors as builders and patrons of architecture
  • Castles and defensive architecture
  • Written descriptions of conquered landscapes

Papers are welcome on all areas of the Mediterranean world (including the Islamic, Byzantine and Latin areas, Jewish communities, the crusades and border zones).

Please send proposals for 20-minute papers to Clare Vernon (c.vernon@bbk.ac.uk), by Monday 3 December 2018, including a paper title, an abstract (max 300 words) and contact details.

 

 

 

 

CFP: Scaling the Middle Ages: Size and Scale in Medieval Art, 24th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium, The Courtauld Institute of Art, February 8, 2019

The Courtauld Institute of Art’s 24th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium invites speakers to consider issues and opportunities encountered by medieval artists and viewers in relation to size and scale.

Deadline: 16 November 2018

From micro-architectural reliquaries and minute boxwood prayer beads to colossal sculpture and the built spaces of grand cathedrals and civic structures, size mattered in medieval art. Examples of simple one-upmanship between the castles and palaces of lords and kings and the churches and cathedrals of abbots and bishops are numerous. How big to make it was a principal concern for both patrons and makers of medieval art. Scale could be manipulated to dramatic effect in the manufacture of manuscripts and the relative disposition of elements within their decorative programmes. Divine proportions – of the Temple of Solomon or the Church of the Holy Sepulchre – were evoked in the specific measurements and configuration of contemporary buildings and decisions were made based on concern with numbers and number sequences.

Inspired by the ‘Russian doll’ relationship between the Sainte Chapelle in Paris and its micro-architectural miniature in the form of a gilded reliquary in the Musée de Cluny, Scaling the Middle Ages seeks to explore a range of questions surrounding proportion, scale, size, and measurement in relation to medieval art and architecture. The Sainte Chapelle, built by the saint-king of France Louis IX to house the relics of Christ’s Passion, is itself often described as an over-sized reliquary turned inside-out. The Cluny reliquary – made to house relics of Saints Maxien, Lucien, and Julien held within the chapel – both complicates and compliments that comparison, at once shrinking the chapel back down to size through close architectural quotation of its form in miniature and pointing the viewer’s attention back to that same, larger space. The relationship between these two artefacts raises a host of questions, including:

Scale and making

  • How were ideas about size and scale communicated between patrons, architects, craftspeople, and artists? In an age without universal standardised units of measurement, how did craftsmen negotiate problems of scale and proportion?
  • How were the measurements of a medieval building determined? What techniques did architects, masons, and artists use to determine the scale of their work?

Scale and meaning

  • What effects were achieved and what responses evoked by the manipulation of scale, from the minute to the massive, in medieval art?
  • What was the role of proportion and scale in architectural ‘copies’ or quotations?
  • What representational problems were encountered by artists approaching out-sized subjects, such as giants?
  • How was scale manipulated in order to communicate hierarchy or relative importance in medieval art?
  • How did size and scale function in competition between patrons or communities in their artistic commissions and built environments?

Problems of scale

  • What, if anything, happened when something was the wrong size? When was something too big, or too small? And how were such problems solved by patrons and makers?
  • How does the disembodied viewing of medieval art through digital surrogates distort or assist in our perception of scale?
  • How can modern measuring techniques and digital technology enhance our understanding of medieval objects and buildings?

Applicants to the colloquium are encouraged to explore these and related issues from a diverse range of methodologies, analysing buildings and objects from across the Middle Ages (broadly understood in geographical and chronological terms). The Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium offers an opportunity for research students at all levels from universities across the UK and abroad to present, discuss and promote their research.

To apply, please send a proposal of up to 250 words for a 20-minute paper, together with a CV, to teresa.lane@courtauld.ac.uk and oliver.mitchell@courtauld.ac.uk no later than 16 November 2018.

Organised by Oliver Mitchell and Teresa Lane (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

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Conference: Gotik global – kolonial – postkolonial, Dresden, October 26–7, 2018

prac3a7a_da_se_03Dresden, Technische Universität, Institut für Kunst und Musikwissenschaft, Raum ABS/E08/H, 26. – 27.10.2018

Gotik global – kolonial – postkolonial: Gotisierende Sakralarchitektur auf der Iberischen Halbinsel und in Lateinamerika vom 19. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert

Tagung der Technischen Universität Dresden, Institut für Kunst- und Musikwissenschaft der Philosophischen Fakultät in Zusammenarbeit mit der Carl Justi-Vereinigung e.V.

Immer wieder werden im iberischen und iberoamerikanischen Raum – wie weltweit –  auch heute noch gotisierende Kirchen errichtet. Einige sind typisch für die Neugotik, andere, wie die Almudena-Kathedrale in Madrid oder diejenige von Vitoria-Gasteiz, scheinen als verspätete Bauten des 20. Jahrhundert aus europäischer Sicht aus der Zeit gefallen zu sein. Doch wird gerade in Lateinamerika bis heute an zahlreichen solcher Projekte weitergebaut.
So scheint es zunächst sinnvoll zu überprüfen, ob die stillschweigende Annahme, „die Gotik“ sei eine abgeschlossene Stilepoche, aus globaler Perspektive überhaupt stimmt. Wie ging die zweifellos zunächst kolonial begründete Gotik-Ausbreitung in den überseeischen Gebieten der ehemals spanischen und portugiesischen Weltreiche in eine eigene postkoloniale Adaption über, welche Gründe gab es hierfür und welche stilistischen Ausprägungen wurden und werden gefunden? Wie begann die Entwicklung in den „Mutterländern“? Ist sie dort und in den ehemaligen Kolonien ähnlich oder unterschiedlich verlaufen, gibt es fortdauernde Verbindungen? Lassen sich Parallelen in anderen Weltregionen beobachten? Sind die Phänomene alleine auf die Gotik beschränkt oder gibt es Parallelen für andere Stile?
Im Workshop der Carl Justi-Vereinigung e.V. soll diese Problematik stichprobenartig untersucht werden. Denn ein systematischer Gesamtüberblick ist zur Zeit kaum möglich, sind doch nicht einmal die potenziell wichtigsten Bauten bekannt.

PROGRAMM:
FREITAG, DEN 26.10.2018

Eröffnung / Begrüßung / Einführung
9.30 Uhr
Grußworte
Prof. Dr. Antonio Hurtado (Dresden), Prorektor der TU Dresden
Prof. Dr. Lutz Hagen (Dresden), Dekan der Philosophischen Fakultät
Prof. Dr. Margit Kern (Hamburg), Vorstand der Carl Justi-Vereinigung e.V.

10.00 Uhr
Bruno Klein (Dresden): Gotische Architektur des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts –
global – kolonial − postkolonial

10.45 Uhr
Pablo de la Riestra (Nürnberg/Buenos Aires): Einmal Gotik – immer Gotik

11.30 Uhr Pause

Von der Neugotik zur Moderne:
Kastilische und katalanische Beispiele
12.00 Uhr
Henrik Karge (Dresden):
Vicente Lampérez y Romea – Gotik als Idealbild und historisches Phänomen

12.45 Uhr
Judith Urbano (Barcelona): La finalización de la Catedral de Barcelona y otros proyectos neogóticos de Augusto Font y Carreras

13.30 Uhr Pause

15.30
Joan Molet Petit (Barcelona):
Las interpretaciones del gótico en la obra del arquitecto Josep Vilaseca, entre lo arqueologista y lo victoriano

16.15 Uhr
Sergio Fuentes Mila (Barcelona): Revisitar el gótico en la arquitectura civil barcelonesa de finales del siglo XIX. El caso del arquitecto José Doménech y Estapá (1858-1917)

17.00 Uhr
Bettina Marten (Bonn/Dresden): Considerations on the Almudena-Cathedral at Madrid

18.00 Mitgliederversammlung der CJV

20.00 Uhr
Gemeinsames Abendessen

SAMSTAG,  DEN 27.10.2018

Die „moderne“ Neugotik in Lateinamerika
10.00 Uhr
Bruno Klein: Einführung

10.15 Uhr
Martín Checa Artasu (Mexiko-Stadt/Barcelona):
The religious orders as diffusers of the neo-gothic architecture in Latin America

11.00 Uhr
María Aranda Alonso (Madrid/Dresden):
El templo de la Merced de San José de Costa Rica : Punto de partida para estudiar el neogótico en Centroamérica

11.45 Uhr
Paula Vermeersch (São Paulo):
O processo construtivo da Catedral da Sé, São Paulo, 1911-1954

12.30 Uhr
Barbara Borngässer (Dresden):
Neugotik und Moderne im Süden Brasiliens: Die Kirchenbauten Gottfried Böhms

13.15 Uhr
Abschlussdiskussion

16.00 Uhr
Besichtigung aktueller „gotischer“ Architektur in Dresden (Schlosskapelle,  Sophienkirchen-Monument)

Kontakt:
bruno.klein@tu-dresden.de
barbara.borngaesser@online.de
bettina.marten1@tu-dresden.de

Symposium: Winchester, Early Medieval Power and Faith

Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 9.35.28 AMA one-day symposium dedicated to exploring the great churches of Winchester at the time of the Anglo-Saxons and Normans.

Saturday 20 October 2018

9.30am – 5.00pm

The King Alfred Conference Chamber, Guildhall, Winchester, SO23 9GH

Join historians, experts, and enthusiasts at this one day symposium exploring the great churches of Winchester at the time of the Anglo-Saxons and Normans. This symposium will cover everything from grand church architecture, manuscript studies, Anglo-Saxon folklore, and early Norman politics and relationships with Winchester.

Register by 1 October and receive the early bird price of only £55.

For more information, please visit https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/winchester-early-medieval-power-faith.

Winchester, Early Medieval Power and Faith is the third public event of Winchester, The Royal City, a project which aims to celebrate and promote the ancient city as a centre of key significance to the development of England and English Culture.

CFP: Eclecticism at the Edges: Medieval Art and Architecture (Princeton, 5-6 Apr 19)

nevski80Princeton University, April 5 – 06, 2019
Deadline: Aug 15, 2018

Eclecticism at the Edges: Medieval Art and Architecture at the Crossroads of the Latin, Greek, and Slavic Cultural Spheres (c.1300-c.1550)

Organizers:
Alice Isabella Sullivan, Ph.D. (University of Michigan)
Maria Alessia Rossi, Ph.D. (The Index of Medieval Art, Princeton University)

Description:
In response to the global turn in art history, this two-day symposium explores the temporal and geographic parameters of the study of medieval art, seeking to challenge the ways we think about the artistic production of Eastern Europe. Serbia, Bulgaria, and the Romanian principalities of Wallachia, Moldavia, and Transylvania, among other centers, took on prominent roles in the transmission and appropriation of western medieval, byzantine, and Slavic artistic traditions, as well as the continuation of the cultural legacy of Byzantium in the later centuries of the empire, and especially in the decades after the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

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