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Concference: L’espace sacre au sein de l’eglise medievale (Paris, 5-6 Jun 18)

Conference: L’espace sacre au sein de l’eglise medievale

Maison Archéologie Ethnologie René Ginouvès – Université Paris Nanterre, June 5 – 06, 2018

« L’espace sacré au sein de l’Eglise médiévale » Colloque du 5 et 6 juin 2018 – Université Paris Nanterre – Maison Archéologie Ethonologie René Ginouvès 

Postulat : Les rites liturgiques articulent la structure matérielle d’un édifice ecclésiastique. De ce fait, chaque conception artistique participe à son aménagement. Reproduit sur un bloc de pierre – claveaux de grandes arcades ou chapiteaux – à partir d’objets sacrés comme les chancels, le motif sculpté aide à identifier un espace liturgique spécifique. Cette question de l’espace liturgique peut également être considérée à travers le prisme de l’objet liturgique. Plusieurs cérémonies se déroulent, en effet, en dehors du cadre bâti de l’église : les processions, les drames liturgiques ou encore une partie des funérailles. Les objets liturgiques ont alors pour fonction de transposer, en dehors de leur cadre habituel, les rites cultuels.
Ce colloque international, qui aura lieu les 5 et 6 juin 2018 dans les locaux de la Maison Archéologie et Ethnologie de René- Ginouvès (MAE), a pour objectif de mettre en présence jeunes chercheurs et spécialistes reconnus pour dresser un état de la question dans les travaux actuels. Deux thématiques rythmeront ces deux jours dans lesquelles seront regroupées les communications des intervenants.

Comité organisateur :

  • Aude CHEVALIER, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM-UMR 7041, ED 395
  • Anastasiya CHEVALIER-SHMAUHANETS, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM-UMR 7041, ED 395
  • Anna JEANNEL, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM-UMR 7041, ED 395

Comité scientifique :

  • Brigitte BOISSAVIT-CAMUS, professeure d’archéologie et histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn- THEMAM
  • Cécile COULANGEON, maître de conférences en histoire de l’art médiéval, Institut Catholique de Paris
  • Fabrice HENRION, archéologue, délégué scientifique et technique, Centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre
  • Panayota VOLTI, maître de conférences en histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM

 

Mardi 5 juin 2018

13h30 – 18h20

13h30 : Accueil des participants

Session 1
- La sculpture comme marquage matériel d’un espace liturgique
Présidente de séance : Marie-Thérèse Camus, professeure émérite en histoire de l’art médiéval

14h00 : Introduction par Alain Rauwel, professeur agrégé, université de Bourgogne, membre titulaire du Centre d’études en sciences sociales du religieux, EHESS

14h10 : L’entrelacs carolingien, marqueur de temps et d’espace
Christian Sapin, directeur de recherche émérite au CNRS

14h40 : Quelques limites de chœurs liturgiques, barrières sculptées et grilles ornées, opacité ou transparence
Pascale Chevalier, maître de conférences en histoire de l’art et archéologie médiévale, université de Clermont Auvergne, ARTeHIS

15h10 : Cluny et la sacralisation processionnelle de l’espace : l’hypothèse érigénienne
Père Arnaud Montoux, maître de conférences, Institut Catholique de Paris

Pause

16h00 : Entrelacs normands, marqueur d’un espace sacré dans les églises rurales du diocèse de Rouen (XIe-XIIe siècles) ? État de la question
Anastasiya Chevalier-Shmauhanets, doctorante en histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM UMR 7041, ED 395

16h30 : To terrorize demons ? Gargoyles and their meaning
Elizabeth Den Hartog, maître de conférences en histoire de l’art médiéval, université de Leyde

17h00 : La crypte de la cathédrale de Chartres au milieu du XIIe siècle : changement de décor – changement de programme?
Philippe Plagnieux, professeur d’histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, HiCSA, École nationale des chartes
Pause

Session 2 – L’édifice et sa pratique liturgique
Présidente de séance : Cécile Coulangeon, maître de conférences en histoire
de l’art du Moyen Âge, Institut Catholique de Paris

17h50 : Méthodes d’analyse de la topographie liturgique, à l’exemple de quelques cathédrales et églises conventuelles en Allemagne pendant l’époque romane
Clemens Kosch, conservateur

Mercredi 6 juin 2018

8h45 – 16h30
8h45 – 9h00 : Accueil des participants

9h00 : D’une église paroissiale à un prieuré clunisien, exemples archéologiques récents et limites des observations
Fabrice Henrion, archéologue, délégué scientifique et technique, Centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre

9h30 : Les travées droites entre la nef et le chœur : dénominations, fonctions, marques dans l’espace ? Étude de cas du diocèse de Langres
Anna Jeannel, doctorante en archéologie médiévale, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM UMR 7041, ED 395

Session 3
- La relation entre espace et objets liturgiques à la lumière des sources textuelles et iconographiques
Président de séance : Frédéric Tixier, maître de conférences en histoire de l’art médiéval, université de Lorraine, CRULH

10h00 : Les objets liturgiques : sens et pratiques (propos introductif)
Catherine Vincent, professeure d’histoire du Moyen Âge, université Paris Nanterre, CHISCO

10h20 : L’apport de la liturgie à la conception du décor peint d’un monument funéraire byzantin : le cas de la chapelle cimétériale du monastère de Bačkovo (Bulgarie)
Yoanna Planchette, docteure en histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris Nanterre

Pause

11h10 : D’un support à l’autre : culture écrite et performance liturgique sur les objets et dans les lieux
Marie Charbonnel, ingénieure d’étude, université Bordeaux-Montaigne, IRAMAT-CRP2A, Programme Monasticon Aquitaniae

11h40 : L’objet liturgique et la mise en image de l’espace sacré dans les manuscrits de La Cité de Dieu, traduction de Raoul de Presles
Valérie Ruf-Fraissinet, docteure en histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM UMR 7041

12h10 : Figer l’encensement ? Réflexions sur quelques représentations d’encensoirs dans l’espace sacré
Aude Chevalier, doctorante en histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM UMR 7041, ED 395
Pause déjeuner (sur place)

Session 4
- Les objets liturgiques comme marqueurs d’un espace sacré18
Président de séance : Alain Rauwel, professeur agrégé, université de Bourgogne,
membre titulaire du Centre d’études en sciences sociales du religieux, EHESS

14h00 : « Ce grain d’incens qui remplit une église »
Hiltrud Westermann-Angerhausen, professeure émérite, université Heinrich Heine de Düsseldorf

14h30 : Quelle(s) place(s) pour la monstrance eucharistique dans et à l’extérieur de l’église médiévale ?
Frédéric Tixier, maître de conférences en histoire de l’art médiéval, université de Lorraine, CRULH

15h00 : Reliquary shrines in sacred space. Some remarks
Dorothee Kemper, Dorothee Kemper, docteure et chercheuse en histoire de l’art, directrice de l’association allemande d’histoire de l’art

15h30 : Spatialisation signifiante dans les églises byzantines : la place des icônes et de l’iconostase Panayota Volti, maître de conférences en histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM

16h00 : Conclusion par Alain Rauwel, professeur agrégé en histoire médiévale, université de Bourgogne, et Brigitte Boissavit-Camus, professeure d’archéologie et d’histoire de l’art médiéval, université Paris Nanterre, ArScAn-THEMAM

Merci de bien vouloir signaler votre présence à l’un des membres du comité organisateur

Contacts:
annajeannel@gmail.com
aude_chevalier@hotmail.fr
nastiachevalier@gmail.com

Conference: Towards an Art History of the Parish Church, 1200-1399

Parish ChurchFriday 2 June 2017
Saturday 3 June 2017

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Organised by

Dr James Alexander Cameron: The Courtauld Institute of Art

Meg Bernstein: University of California, Los Angeles / The Courtauld Institute Kress Fellow, 2015-2017

Ticket / entry details:

£26 (general admission to both days) £16 (students and over-60s)

Limited free places available for current Courtauld students (booking required)

Book now via Eventbrite: http://taahotpc.eventbrite.co.uk

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Announcement: Society for the Study of the Church Interior

S.-Maria-gloriosa-dei-Frari-Title-page-1500-500.jpgWhat is the study of the church interior?

The church was a highly meaningful site for pre-Modern European society. As architectural sites accessible to all strata of society, church buildings provided contexts for interaction between social classes and genders, and settings for a wide variety of religious and non-religious activities. From an art-historical perspective, the vast majority of artworks produced in the medieval and Renaissance periods was intended for the many chapels, altars and screens in the church interior.

Yet, despite the obvious importance of these sites, the spatial dispositions of church interiors – and how they evolved over time – are still little-understood. Centuries of restorations and adaptations have radically transformed the appearance and usage of church interiors: screens have been removed; altars shifted position; new liturgical furnishings installed; fresco decoration whitewashed; and seating added or taken away.

Scholars studying the church interior seek to reconstruct the meaning, functions and visual appeal of these sacred spaces. The Society for the Study of the Church Interior seeks to promote this holistic and interdisciplinary approach to researching historic church buildings.

Who are we?

We are a group of scholars who are interested in the material culture, spatial dynamics and multifarious functions of the church interior in the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. We are mainly based in the US, Germany, Italy and the UK, but welcome members from around the world.

Primarily focused on pre-Modern Italy, we are interested in reconstructing aspects of individual churches, but also in broader issues associated with large-scale changes to architectural layouts generally associated with religious reform. In addition to purely art-historical inquiry, we investigate the religious, political or practical motivations behind transformation campaigns and the effects such changes had on the use of church buildings.

What do we do?

Studying the church interior presents complex challenges for the historian, given that documentary, archaeological and material sources can be fragmentary or even contradictory. Our research involves the analysis of several types of primary and secondary source material, which may include:

  • Original archival documentation such as payments, contracts, testaments, etc
  • Liturgical texts
  • Official records of Visitations conducted by bishops and other clergy
  • Historic ground plans
  • Antiquarian guidebooks
  • Modern restoration records
  • Material evidence of surviving architecture
  • Archaeological reports
  • Provenance of objects such as altarpieces and liturgical furnishings

What are the activities of the Society?

The Society promotes broader engagement with the study of the church interior, disseminates research findings and fosters an academic community of like-minded scholars.

In the future, we hope to organize sessions and meetings at major conferences such as the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting.

We are also in the process of establishing an online, collaborative database to collect data on the church interior. Initially concentrating on Italy, where the impact of the Counter Reformation was particularly strong, the database will reveal the broad patterns and chronologies which are currently beyond the grasp of the individual researcher. Members of the Society who wish to contribute to the database will receive a login to access it: please email Joanne or Michael if you are interested.

Sign up for the mailing list here.

Conference: Pilgrimage: Location and Imagination in Medieval England

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The Taymouth Hours, courtesy of The British Library

Conference: Pilgrimage: Location and Imagination in Medieval England, Lee Hall, Wolfson College, Cambridge CB3 9BB, April 16, 2016.

 

The Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust in association with Cambridge University announce the programme of their 2016 conference:

09.30am     Registration
10.00am     Welcome and Introduction
10.05am     Indulgences, Images and Pilgrimage, with Dr Jessica Berenbeim (Magdalen College, Oxford)

11.00am     Coffee

11.25am     Over The Edge: Medieval travel and the experience of elsewhere, with Miguel Ayres de Campos (Courtauld Institute of Art)

12.20pm     Sandwich Lunch (for those who have pre-booked it)

1.10pm        The Work of the Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust, with The Rt Revd David Thomson, Trust Chairman
1.35pm         The Digital Pilgrim Project at the British Museum, with Amy Jeffs (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge), and Robert Kaleta (University College, London)

2.20pm        Short Break

2.30pm        Scholarly Peregrinations among the Parish Churches of Norfolk, with Bryan Ayres, Clare Haynes, Prof. Sandy Heslop, and Dr Helen Lunnon (University of East Anglia)

3.25pm        Tea

3.50pm        Crossing the Threshold: the layperson’s experience in the Parish Church Chancel with Dr James Cameron (Alumnus of the Courtauld Institute of Art)

4.45pm        Closing Remarks

Directions to the Conference location can be found here.

A booking form can be found here.

Ticket prices are: £15 (CHCT members & guests);  £20 (non-members) £10 (undergraduates). Sandwich lunches can be booked for £9.50.

 

 

Student scholarships for British Archaeological Association 2015 conference (deadline 23 April 2015)

Peterborough_Cathedral_-_West_prospect_C17_-_Project_Gutenberg_eText_13618[1]The British Archaeological Association 2015  Conference  will  explore  the  art,  architecture  and  archaeology  of  Peterborough Cathedral  and  the  Soke  of  Peterborough.  A  full  programme  of  lectures  and  visits  has  been arranged,  covering  the  city  and  Soke  from  Roman  times  and  specific  aspects  of  the  Cathedral and  precincts  including  the  Great  Gate,  the  Bishop’s  Palace,  the  lost  High  Altar  Screen,  the Trinity  Chapel  and  the  West  Front.  Speakers  include  Ron  Baxter,  Alexandrina  Buchanan, Rosemary  Cramp,  Paul  Everson,  Peter  Fergusson,  Eric  Fernie,  Richard  Gem,  John  Goodall, Jackie  Hall,  Richard  Halsey,  Stuart  Harrison,  Sandy  Heslop,  Edward  Impey,  Julian  Luxford, Harriet  Mahood,  Claudia  Marx,  Cathy  Oakes,  Charles  O’Brien,  Lisa  Reilly,  David  Stocker,  Tim Tatton-­Brown,  Stephen  Upex,  Jeffrey  West,  and  Francis  Woodman.
There  will  be  site  visits  to  many  parts  of  the  Cathedral,  including  the  West  Front,  Galleries, Cloister,  Infirmary,  Refectory,  Abbot’s  Gateway  and  Almoners’  Hall.  The  tour  of  the  Soke  will embrace  Thorpe  Hall,  Longthorpe  Tower,  the  churches  of  Castor,  Barnack,  Northborough  and Peakirk,  and  will  conclude  at  Wothorpe  Towers.

Applications  are  invited  for  student  scholarships.  The  conference  will  run  from  lunchtime  on Friday  10th  July  to  lunchtime  on  Tuesday  14th  July,  2015.  Scholarships  will  only  be  awarded  to those  who  can  attend  the  conference  in  its  entirety.  The  scholarship  will  cover  the  lectures and site  visits,  accommodation  for  four  nights,  three  dinners  and  refreshments  throughout.
Applicants  should  email  Andrew  Budge  (andrew.budge[at]sky.com)  enclosing  a  brief  CV,  at  least one  academic  reference  and  a  brief  statement  on  the  reasons  for  wanting  to  attend  the conference.  The  deadline  for  applications  is  Friday  10th  April.  Applicants  will  be  notified  by 23rd  April.  Please  note  that  it  is  the  responsibility  of  the  applicant  to  send  the  academic reference  with  the  application;  the  BAA  will  not  chase  references.

Scholarships  will  be  allocated  by  the  conference  convenors  and  are  usually  given  to  those studying  medieval  art,  architecture  or  archaeology  at  postgraduate  level.  The  scholarships are funded  by  the  generosity  of  BAA  members  and  the  number  awarded  varies  according to  the funds  available.  Successful  applicants  are  expected  to  join  the  BAA  if  not  already members.

Call for papers: International Postgraduate Workshop on Religious Architecture (Leifers, 4-8 June 2015)

Agia Irene in Constantinople

Agia Irene in Constantinople

The workshop addresses postgraduate students, who are preparing a thesis on any topic related to medieval church architecture between the 9th and 14th century. It aims to be a platform for the discussion of individual research projects and current results. The circle of participants is intended to include art historians and building researchers as well as theologians, historians, archeologists
and architects, in order to enable an interdisciplinary exchange.

At present, new research on medieval church architecture is hardly imaginable without an interdisciplinary approach. In recent years, a multitude of new technological resources were made useful for building research and an increasing number of new methodologies, especially concerning questions of liturgy and spatial use, came to the center of attention – all leading to a wide range of new discoveries. Even if the importance of including diverse approaches has long been recognized, an according platform for young researchers dealing with medieval churches has not been established yet. In consequence, this workshop wants to create a possibility for a free, institutionally independent discourse on current issues of the individual research, in which all participants will contribute their own experience. In addition to the evaluation of research contents, enough space will be given to discuss matter of organization and future career possibilities.

The workshop, which will take place from 4th till 8th of June 2015, is laid-out for the participation of up to fifteen postgraduate students, who will present their PhD projects – or new results, specific questions from these – for discussion. As the workshop is generally open to all interested researchers on postgraduate level, applications in German or English are possible and welcome.

We would kindly ask for the submission of applications until the 15th of February 2015. Applications should comprise of a short curriculum vitae and an abstract/paper proposal including the following:
– PhD topic, a short summary of the main research question, applied methodology
– supervisor and scheduled deadline for the completion
– current progress and issues to be presented/ discussed during the workshop

In order to prepare a fruitful exchange of ideas, all participants will receive the abstracts of the other contributions before the workshop. The final program will be fixed, as soon as the participants are selected. Each contributor will dispose of one hour of time, which can be allocated to the presentation of the topic and the subsequent discussion at his/her own discretion.

Thanks to the generous support of the Elisabeth and Helmut Uhl Foundation, the workshop will be held at their conference house Buchnerhof. The estate is located in the mountains of Alto-Adige/Südtirol, 50 minutes walking distance from Leifers in the Etsch valley. The foundation will organize a transport of the luggage from the train station in Leifers and ensures the highest possible independence of the event through covering the expenses of accommodation and meals. Further information on the foundation can be found here: http://eh-uhl-stiftung.org/.

The organizers will be glad to support participants in organizing their journey (e.g. through carsharing). Travel grants will presumably be available. After the workshop, a field-trip of several day´s duration to the medieval churches of the surroundings (Etsch valley, Vinschgau) is intended, during which the discussion and exchange can be continued and intensified. Expenses for this field trip will have to be covered by the participants and will amount to approx. 35 € per night. Applicants are kindly asked to state in their application, if interested in participating in the field-trip.

Applications should be sent by 15 February 2015 to:
mittelalterliche-Sakralarchitektur@web.de

Organizing committee:
Pascal Hess (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)
Thomas Kaffenberger (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz / King´s College London)
Mareike Liedmann (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Verena Smit (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)

New Publications

  • Vasileios Marinis, Architecture and Ritual in the Churches of ritual-constantinople-237x330Constantinople: Ninth to Fifteenth Centuries. Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-1107040168

  • Peter Loewen and Robin Waugh, Mary Magdalene in Medieval Culture: Conflicted Roles. Routledge, 2014. ISBN: 978-0-415-81315-0

Content:
Part I: Roles in Development
Part II: Roles in Tension
Part III: Mary Magdalene’s Roles in Action
Part IV: Mary Magdalene’s Proto-feminist and other Subversive Roles

  • Alixe Bovey, Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology at Canterbury. Maney Publishing, 2013. ISBN: 978-1909662216

  • Diana Hiller, Gendered Perceptions of Florentine Last Supper Frescoes, c.1350-1490. Ashgate, 2014. ISBN: 9781409462064