Sponsor: Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS), Stanford University Co-Ordinator: Ana Núñez (firstname.lastname@example.org) This panel contributes to conversations that explore Jerusalem as a space of central importance to Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Through critical rereadings of textual accounts and material remains, the papers in this panel will highlight the dynamic ways in which JerusalemContinue reading “CFP: Jerusalem: The Holy City as Interreligious Experience (International Congress on Medieval Studies Kalamazoo 2021), deadline 15 September 2020”
DISTAFF are hosting three sponsored sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (13-15 May 2021).
In addition to written sources like letters, Byzantine material culture provides evidence for identity and status. Coins and seals, textiles and jewelry, and inscriptions and art objects — these objects provide a window on the ways in which individuals and groups at all levels understood and presented themselves and their place in society. Although focusing on objects from Byzantium this panel welcomes speakers working on materials from a comparative perspective.
This panel challenges Eurocentric progress models of stylistic change that presuppose a nascent, fully- realized, and late style in architecture. The panel aims to (re)situate the eclectic visual vocabularies of secular and religious buildings from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries that are indebted to medieval building practices and designs within the larger and more established narratives of art and architectural history.