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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Call for Papers: Pray and Play with Mary: From Processions and Pilgrimages to Performances (Deadline: 13 September 2022)

This special session wishes to analyze the multiple sources and multimedia of Marian processions and pilgrimages. The scientific importance of the session lies in understanding how these devotional practices could be perceived as a form of theatrical performance. The polysensoriality of these ephemeral events encouraged liturgical unity outside the church. Therefore, how did the civicContinue reading “Call for Papers: Pray and Play with Mary: From Processions and Pilgrimages to Performances (Deadline: 13 September 2022)”

Online Conference: ‘Ora Pro Nobis: Marian Devotion in the Middle Ages and Renaissance’ in honour of Dr Cathy Oakes, The British Archaeological Association, 3 July 2021, 10-17:30 (BST)

This study day is hosted by the British Archaeological Association, of which Cathy was a longstanding member. It will concentrate of various aspects of Marian devotion a subject close to Cathy’s heart and the focus of her book, Ora Pro Nobis: The Virgin as Intercessor in Medieval Art and Devotion (2008), from which this day takes its title.