IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 818: The Power and Authority of Texts: The Straitjacket in Research

Tuesday 15 July 2003, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Tina Lyager Degn, Independent Scholar, Aarhus
Moderator/Chair:Birgitte Langkilde, Department of Church History & Practical Theology, Aarhus Universitet
Paper 818-aEarly Romanesque Lion Fonts in Denmark: Context and Iconography
(Language: English)
Lisbet Bolander Nielsen, Independent Scholar, Vejle
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Religious Life
Paper 818-bBaptismal Fonts in 13th Century Sweden: Reflections on the Iconography and Changing Liturgy
(Language: English)
Tina Lyager Degn, Independent Scholar, Aarhus
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Religious Life
Paper 818-cLate Medieval Altarpieces in a Danish Diocese: The Functions of Contexts
(Language: English)
Pernille Foss Johannesen, Afdeling for Kunsthistorie, Æstetik & Kultur og Museologi, Aarhus Universitet
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Religious Life
Abstract

In different fields concerning medieval arthistorical material, earlier research has often focused on sorting the objects in groups mainly on a stilistical and gographical basis. These systems presented in texts have become central dogmas which tends to act as obstacles for (new) research having other approaches than style.The three papers confront this problem from different perspectives and arthistorical areas, discussing if and why these established systems might need alteration, if such an alteration is possible, and will hopefully point to some “new” ways for art-historical research concerning medieval times.