18-20 October 2018 | Museu Nacional d’Art de Cataluyna
The ways of wonder in the middle Ages were shaped by a variety of places, stories and beliefs with ancient sources reworked by the Christian tradition. Activated by the opening of the Mediterranean, religious, commercial and military travels spread Christian worship, accounts and prized objects throughout Christianity. The real and the imaginary adventures confronted their protagonists with fabulous characters and places. The cult of Eastern saints found anchor points in the Western world where they sometimes developed as strongly or even more, proving, therefore, their polycentric nature.
CFP: Topographies of devotion. Visual cultures of pilgrimage in the 14th and 15th century @International Medieval Congress 2017, Leeds, 3-6 July 2017 Organiser: Isabella Augart, University of Hamburg, Department of Art History Deadline: 10th September 2016.
The medieval pilgrimage routes were spaces of cultural and material exchange upon which diverse travellers set off on a common path. The research focus on the link between geography and religion over the last few years has considerably broadened our understanding of medieval art and architecture. The proposed session seeks to provide perspectives on images, church spaces, sacred topographies and material culture of pilgrimage with a regional concentration on the Holy Roman Empire, focusing in particular on the following areas of interest:
accounts of pilgrimage journeys in illuminated manuscripts and prints
the relation of pilgrimage churches and routes to the surrounding landscape
social dimensions of accessibility and mediation in topographies of pilgrimage
visual and tactile practices of veneration related to churches and artworks
How to submit: Please send your abstract (max.150-words) for a twenty-minute paper and a short biography to the session organiser (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 10th September 2016.