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European History 1150-1550 Seminars @ IHR: 2017-2018 Programme

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Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR, North block, Senate House
Thursdays 17:30

Convenors: David Carpenter (KCL), Matthew Champion (Birkbeck), Johanna Dale (UCL), David d’Avray (UCL), Serena Ferente (KCL), Andrew Jotischky (RHUL), Patrick Lantschner (UCL), Cornelia Linde (German Historical Institute), Sophie Page (UCL), Eyal Poleg (QMUL), Miri Rubin (QMUL), John Sabapathy (UCL), Alex Sapoznik (KCL), Alice Taylor (KCL), Marie Legendre (SOAS)

 

Autumn Term 2017

Date Seminar details
5 October

17:30

Pretenders and returners: Dynastic imposters in the Middle Ages

Robert Bartlett (University of St Andrews)

IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR

19 October

17:30

Hunting at the court of King John of England

Hugh Thomas (Miami College of Arts and Sciences)

IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR

2 November

17:30

European History 1150-1550 2 paper event

Daisy Livingston (School of Oriental and African Studies), Martin Hall (Royal Holloway University of London)

IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR

16 November

17:30

Trust and authority: Pragmatic literacy and communication in the royal towns of medieval Hungary

Katalin Szende (Central European University)

IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR

30 November

18:00

The Creighton Lecture 2017. Strangers in Medieval Cities

Miri Rubin (Queen Mary University of London)

IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, NB01/NB02, Basement, IHR

14 December

17:30

The rise of administrative lordship in medieval Flanders: New perspectives

Jean-François Nieus (University of Namur)

IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR

Spring Term 2018

Date Seminar details
11 January

17:30

Trustworthy men: How inequality and faith made the medieval church

Ian Forrest (University of Oxford)

IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR

25 January

17:30

Government and inquests from Philip Augustus to the last Capetians

Marie Dejoux (Pantheon-Sorbonne University Paris1)

IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR

8 February

17:30

European History 1150-1550 2 paper event

Anaïs Waag (King’s College London), Cecil Reid (Queen Mary University of London)

Room 243, Second Floor

22 February

17:30

Petrifying wealth: The southern European shift to masonry as collective investment in identity, c. 1050-1300

Ana María Rodríguez López (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)

IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR

8 March

17:30

Observing Religion: High medieval religious movements and their polemical vocabularies

Sita Steckel (University of Münster)

IHR Wolfson Room NB02, Basement, IHR

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Symposium: Modelling Medieval Vaults

cropped-Pixel-bw-1The use of digital surveying and analysis techniques, such as laser scanning, photogrammetry, 3D reconstructions or reverse engineering offers the opportunity to re-examine historic architecture.

Digital analysis has enabled new research into design processes, construction methods, structural engineering, building archaeology and relationships between buildings. Recent research on Continental European and Central American architecture has established the significance of these techniques, however, as yet there has been little exploitation of digital technologies in the context of medieval architecture in the British Isles. This is despite international recognition of the importance of thirteenth and fourteenth-century English vault design to the history of Gothic architecture in an international context.

The aims of the present symposium are to present new research in this emerging field to establish appropriate methodologies using digital tools and identify significant questions for future research in the area.

The symposium will be relevant to anyone with an interest in:

  • Medieval architecture
  • Three-dimensional digital methodologies
  • Digital techniques used for the analysis of historic works of architecture

Programme

09:00   Welcome (tea and coffee)

09:30   Introduction
09:40   Keynote: Norbert Nussbaum, Thomas Bauer and Jörg Lauterbach: Benedikt Ried’s Deconstructive Vaults in Prague Castle – Design, Construction and Meaning
10:30   Tea and coffee break

Digital processes 1
10:50   Carmen Pérez de los Ríos: Researching tas-de-charge Design and Construction Methods: an Approach Supported by Digital Techniques
11:10   Danilo Di Mascio: Morphological and geometric complexities of built heritage
11:30   Marco Carpiceci and Fabio Colonnese: Medieval vaults for Renaissance architecture. Modelling the vaults on sheet 10 of Leonardo da Vinci’s Code B
11:50   Enrique Rabasa-Díaz, Ana López-Mozo, Miguel Ángel Alonso-Rodríguez and Rafael Martín-Talaverano: Technical knowledge transfer in European Late Gothic: multi-star vaults
12:10   Questions
12:20   Keynote: Santiago Huerta: Cracks and distortions in masonry arches and vaults
13:10 Lunch break (lunch provided)

New questions in 14th-century vaulting
13:50   Nick Webb: Wells cathedral choir aisle vaults: digital documentation and analysis
14:05   Alex Buchanan: Wells cathedral choir aisle vaults: issues of interpretion
14:20   Andrew Budge: Design changes: the macro- and micro-architectural vaults of fourteenth-century collegiate churches
14:40   Sophie Dentzer-Niklasson: From Two to Three Dimensions: Drawings and Design Processes in Medieval Vaulting
15:00   Questions
15:10   Tea and coffee break

Digital processes 2
15:30   Rosana Guerra and Paula Fuentes: The construction of the vaults of Mallorca cathedral
15:50   Weiyi Pei and Lui Tam: Comparison of Digital Documentation Methodologies of Neo-gothic Vaulting System: A Case Study of Dominican Church, Ghent, Belgium
16:10   Balázs Szőke, Balázs Szakonyi and Gergely Buzás: Role of the “Horizontal ribs” in late gothic vault constructions in Hungary.
16:30   Questions
16:40   Keynote: Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla Mixtec Stonecutting Artistry; Documentation and Visualization of Late Gothic Ribbed Vaults in Southern Mexico

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Conference: Choir stalls and their workshops (Greifswald, 23-26 June 2016)

IMG_2250 (1)Choir stalls were not only simple seating for the priests and monks. With their highly complex imaging systems they were also one of the most important and complex artistic tasks in medieval cathedrals, monastic churches, and even parishes.

In recent years, research has focused primarily on iconographic research and formal and stylistic analysis, as has the research of Misericordia International. There are very few studies dedicated to the workshops and their working conditions. Therefore this year the Misericordia International conference in Greifswald will deal with the workshop context of the choir stalls for the first time. In addition to questions about substantive and economic mechanisms of art production the conference will deal with basic knowledge craftsmanship such as the structure studies. It also examines the use of drawings and models in the production of choir stalls.

The venue Greifswald is chosen wisely. North Germany has a rich “choir landscape” whose research is a rewarding task. Nevertheless, despite work by relevant scientists that wealth is not well known, let alone scientifically. The colloquium will thus stimulate a reinterpretation of the liturgical furniture and provide new impulses.

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Programm

23. Juni 2016

12.45 Registration

13.00 Frédéric Billet, President of Misericordia International (Sorbonne Paris IV): Welcome

13.10 Gerhard Weilandt (Universität Greifswald): Introduction

Section I
Workshop practices

13.20 Thomas Eißing (University Bamberg): Science of Joining structures as knowledge reservoir for workshop practices? A methodological introduction

14.00 Anja Seliger (Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung Berlin): To get an idea -Visualization as a starting point in the manufacturing process

14.40 Pause

14.50 Angela Glover (University of Toronto): Module as Model for Early Modern Choir Stalls

15.30 Kristiane Lemé-Hébuterne (Amiens): Big seats for fat Benedictines, small ones for slender Cistercians? – Some statistics on the size

16.10 Pause

Section II
16th- and early 17th-century choir stalls – Tradition or restart?

16.25 Volker Dietzel (Dresden): Berufsbezeichnungen und Werkzeugnamen der Tischler, Schreiner und Kistler

17. 05 Ulrich Knapp (Leonberg): The Choir stalls of Salem Cistercian Monastery Church as testimony of liturgical and economical reforms (1588 till 1593)

17.45 Jörg Lampe (Academy of Science Göttingen): The choir stalls of the monasteries of Pöhlde and St. Alexandri in Einbeck – Observations on their time of origin from an epigraphical and historical point of
View

18.25 Pause

19.00 Abendvortrag
Dorothee Heim (Berlin): The woodcarver Rodrigo Alemán. An international acting choir stalls maker and businessman in Spain about 1500.

20.15 Get-together

24. Juni 2016

09.30 Begrüßung

Sektion III
Choir stalls made of stone – A forgotten furniture

10.00 Jörg Widmaier (University Tübingen): The stone bench of Burs – Gotland’s masonry in context and their connections to the main land

10.40 Erika Loic (University Harvard): Liturgical Activation of Master
Mateo’s Stone Choir in Santiago de Compostela

11.20 Pause

11.40 James Alexander Cameron (The Courtauld Institute of Art, London): Microarchitectural reflexivity in the design of sedilia and choir stalls

Section IV
Authorshift and groups of work – Case studies

12.20 Willy Piron (Radboud University, Nijmegen): The bilobate misericords of the Lower-Rhine area: a local phenomenon?

13.00 Mittagspause

14.20 Christel Theunissen (Radboud University Nijmegen): Jan Borchman and his fellow craftsmen. The creation of choir stalls in the Low Countries

15.00 Barbara Spanjol-Pandelo (University of Rijeka): Matteo Moronzon – an artist or a project manager of a woodcarving workshop?

15.40 Pause

16.00 Detlef Witt (Greifswald): Die Wangen der Anklamer Chorgestühle

16.40 Kaja von Cossart (Drechow): The choir and other 13th century furniture in the Cistercian Monastery Doberan

17.20 Final Discussion

18.30 General Meeting of Misericordia International

20.00 Get-together

Samstag, 25. Juni 2016

Ganztagesexkursion (Bus)
35 Euro Fahr- und Eintrittskosten
Treffpunkt: 8.00 Uhr Bahnhofsvorplatz

Bad Doberan, Münster
Retschow, Dorfkirche
Rostock, Kulturhistorisches Museum Heiligkreuz und Universitätskirche
Ribnitz-Damgarten, St. Klarenkloster

Sonntag, 26. Juni 2016

Halbtagsexkursion nach Stralsund (Bahn)
12 Euro Fahr- und Eintrittskosten
Treffpunkt: 9.00 Uhr Bahnhof Greifswald

Wir werden die Stadt Stralsund zu Fuß erkunden. Bitte berücksichtigen Sie dies bei der Wahl ihres Schuhwerkes und der Kleidung.

St. Nikolaikirche
St. Jakobikirche (Depot)
Kulturhistorisches Museum Stralsund (ehemals St. Katharinenkloster)

Ende der Tagung gegen 15 Uhr.

Official page:

http://www.chorgestuehle-und-ihre-werkstaetten.bwg.hu-berlin.de/en.html

CFP: Against Gravity: Building Practices in the Pre-Industrial World (Philadelphia, 20-22 March 2015)

Call for Papers:
Against Gravity: Building Practices in the Pre-Industrial World
Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, 20-22 March 2015
Deadline: 15 November 2014

Following on the success of “Masons at Work” (held in spring 2012, and published as  http://www.sas.upenn.edu/ancient/publications.html), the symposium aims to assemble specialists to examine building practices in the pre-industrial world, with an emphasis on Greek, Roman, Byzantine, medieval, and pre-modern Islamic architecture. In addition to invited speakers, we babel 296are soliciting 20-minute papers that examine the problems which pre-modern masons commonly encountered – and the solutions they developed – in the process of design and construction.  Evidence may be drawn from a variety of sources, but we encourage studies based on the analysis of well-preserved buildings.

Those wishing to speak should submit by email a letter to the organizing committee, including name, title, institutional affiliation, paper title, plus a summary of 200 words or fewer.  Graduate students should include a note of support from their adviser.  Deadline: 15 November 2014.  The final program will be announced immediately thereafter.  Submit proposals to ancient@sas.upenn.edu with “Against Gravity” in the subject line.

Organizing Committee: Lothar Haselberger, Renata Holod, Robert Ousterhout