Conference: The Virgin as Auctoritas: The Authority of the Virgin Mary and Female Moral-Doctrinal Authority in the Middle Ages, 15th April 2021, 9:30am

ORGANIZED BY Francesca Dell’Acqua, Università degli studi di Salerno This session aims at exploring a fundamental issue: female authority through the lens of visual/material culture. It involves prominently the Virgin Mary – as well as figures of female authority in the medieval world – because in the late decades of the 20th century, feminist thinkers pointed atContinue reading “Conference: The Virgin as Auctoritas: The Authority of the Virgin Mary and Female Moral-Doctrinal Authority in the Middle Ages, 15th April 2021, 9:30am”

CFP: The Saint Enshrined: European Tabernacle-altarpieces, c.1150-1400, Valladolid, June 7–8, 2019

Almost every Medieval church had one or more sculptures of saints, many of which were placed on altars, in wall niches or in so-called tabernacle-altarpieces. This last category refers to three-dimensional, canopied structures, embellished with bright colours and equipped with movable wings that housed cult images of the Virgin and Child or saints. This early type of altarpieceContinue reading “CFP: The Saint Enshrined: European Tabernacle-altarpieces, c.1150-1400, Valladolid, June 7–8, 2019”