Conference: Holy Bodies, Sacred Spaces (York, 2 May 2015)

University of York Berrick Saul Building Bowland Auditorium The praesentia of holy bodies, the material remains of saints, is a seminal aspect of late antique and medieval Christianity and has long received scholarly attention. The art-historical debate on the eleventh and twelfth centuries has focused, in particular, on pilgrimage, from the monumental 1923 monograph byContinue reading “Conference: Holy Bodies, Sacred Spaces (York, 2 May 2015)”

Conference review: Microarchitecture and Miniaturized Representation of Buildings (INHA, Paris 8-10 Dec 2014)

Search for “microarchitecture conference” on Google, and you will mostly be returned results concerning gatherings of computer programmers. This would doubtless make the concept of a conference on medieval microarchitecture entertaining to many. Even ignoring this parallel nomenclature, the sort of microarchitecture art historians are interested in is not an easy concept to explain, andContinue reading “Conference review: Microarchitecture and Miniaturized Representation of Buildings (INHA, Paris 8-10 Dec 2014)”