IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1015: Visible Connections: Cultural Interaction and the Visual in the Early Middle Ages, I

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Carol Neuman de Vegvar, Department of Fine Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware
Moderator/Chair:Carol Neuman de Vegvar, Department of Fine Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware
Paper 1015-aCultural Identification and Accommodation Expressed Through Scandinavian Migration Period Jewelry
(Language: English)
Nancy L. Wicker, Department of Art, University of Mississippi
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Decorative Arts, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 1015-bSaints, Scrolls and Serpents on the Tarbat Peninsula Cross-Slabs: A Columban Iconography of Identification?
(Language: English)
Kellie Meyer, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York / University of New Mexico
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Art History - Sculpture, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1015-cAnglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture: Art or Archaeology?
(Language: English)
Jane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Sculpture, Historiography - Modern Scholarship

In conjunction with the IMC 2004 Clash of Cultures strand, papers in these two sessions will consider cultural identification, interaction, accommodation and resistance as expressed through visual media (material culture and the visual arts) in the early medieval period (to 1100). Topics will include the display of objects and object types as cultural identifiers of self or other and the deployment of these visible forms in relationships between cultures. A second thread will consider self-identification within and interaction among contemporary academic cultures that examine early medieval visual forms, and the impact of such academic cultural differences in interpreting historical objects.