IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 603: Church Dedications and the Cult of Saints in England, II

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Victoria County History / Department of History of Art, University of Leicester
Organisers:Chris Lewis, Victoria County History (Sussex), Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Ellie Pridgeon, Department of the History of Art & Film, University of Leicester / Precise Media, London
Moderator/Chair:Chris Lewis, Victoria County History (Sussex), Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Paper 603-aFishy Tales: St Neot and Late Medieval Cornish Cultural Repatriation
(Language: English)
Joanna M. Mattingly, Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Local History, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 603-bSt Aylott and St Osyth: Missing Essex Saints
(Language: English)
Janet Cooper, Independent Scholar, Ross-on-Wye
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Local History, Religious Life
Paper 603-cThe Cult of St Christopher: Image and Dedication in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Ellie Pridgeon, Department of the History of Art & Film, University of Leicester / Precise Media, London
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life, Social History
Abstract

Church dedications in later medieval England are still too little the subject of rigorous scholarly investigation. These papers use the approaches of cultural history, microhistory, and art history to probe the relationship of patronal dedications to saints’ cults (both popular and promoted) more generally. In doing so, they go beyond the requirement to establish the varied geographical patterns of dedications, and examine the interactions of religious and social history in a nuanced way which is sensitive to regional and local circumstances.