Call for Papers: Marian Devotion and the Senses in the Middle Ages (Deadline: 12 September 2022)

Thematic focus: Networks and Entanglements This session seeks to explore the sensory approach of the Marian cult as reflected in Eastern and Western Christianity. It aims to examine the private/collective expressions of Marian devotion in relation to the senses (touch, smell, sight, taste, and hearing) that generate forms of spiritual entanglements and mutual dependencies betweenContinue reading “Call for Papers: Marian Devotion and the Senses in the Middle Ages (Deadline: 12 September 2022)”

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Conference: Sensory Perception and the Medieval World, UCL

Participants will consider the ways in which we understand and interpret written, printed, and physical materials from the early medieval period. This is enhanced by the growing availability of digital resources which enhance the potential for visual perception while reducing the opportunity to use other senses for interpretation. At the same time, scholarship is becomingContinue reading “Conference: Sensory Perception and the Medieval World, UCL”

Byzantine Studies Symposium, Knowing Bodies, Passionate Souls: Sense Perceptions in Byzantium

“Knowing Bodies, Passionate Souls: Sense Perceptions in Byzantium” Byzantine Studies Symposium | April 25-27, 2014 Symposiarchs: Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Brown University and Margaret Mullett, Dumbarton Oaks. Byzantine culture was notably attuned to a cosmos of multiple domains:  material, immaterial; bodily, intellectual, physical, spiritual; human, divine. Despite a prevailing discourse to the contrary, the Byzantine world foundContinue reading “Byzantine Studies Symposium, Knowing Bodies, Passionate Souls: Sense Perceptions in Byzantium”