IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 104: Beyond Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges: Papers in Honour of Brian Spencer, I

Monday 11 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Sarah Blick, Department of Art History, Kenyon College, Ohio
Moderator/Chair:Vibeke Olson, Department of Art & Theatre, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Paper 104-aThe Remains of Lady Anne Mowbray
(Language: English)
Peter M. Jones, King's College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Medicine, Religious Life, Science, Women's Studies
Paper 104-bSeeking Salvation, Seeing the World: The Pilgrimage Landscape of Medieval Perthshire
(Language: English)
Mark A. Hall, Perth Museum & Art Gallery, Western Australia
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Daily Life, Religious Life
Paper 104-cKing and Cleric: The Iconographic Relationship of St Thomas Becket and St Edward the Confessor at Canterbury Cathedral and Westminster Abbey
(Language: English)
Sarah Blick, Department of Art History, Kenyon College, Ohio
Index terms: Art History - General, Religious Life

These sessions are proposed in memory of Brian Spencer (1928-2003), keeper in charge of the medieval collections at the Museum of London from 1952-1988. The premiere scholar of pilgrim souvenirs, a field which he almost single-handedly established, he published numerous article and catalogues on the subject. Beyond his exemplary scholarship, what set Brian Spencer apart was his great generosity and enthusiasm for the work and interest of others in medieval culture. These paper, given by scholars who either worked with or corresponded with Brian, cover a wide range of topics including pilgrim souvenirs, seals, secular badges, and more.