IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1115: Visible Connections: Cultural Interaction and the Visual in the Early Middle Ages, II

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

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 1115-aConstructing Identity: A Profile of Church-Building in Western Europe around the Year 700
(Language: English)
Charles McClendon, Department of Fine Arts, Brandeis University, Massachusetts
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Technology
Paper 1115-bGoing Somewhere - or Nowhere?: The Journey as Indicator of Cultural Interaction in the Bayeux Tapestry
(Language: English)
Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1115-cBirds of Diverse Kinds and Diverse Colours: The Norman Melting Pot
(Language: English)
Lisa Reilly, Department of Architectural History, University of Virginia
Index terms: Architecture - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

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.