IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 204: Beyond Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges: Papers in Honour of Brian Spencer, II

Monday 11 July 2005, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Sarah Blick, Department of Art History, Kenyon College, Ohio
Moderator/Chair:Michael Garcia, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 204-aThe Cat in the Badge: The Iconography of Late Medieval Bicaudal and Other Felines
(Language: English)
Malcolm Haydn Jones, School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Folk Studies
Paper 204-bTown Tales: Seals and Stories
(Language: English)
David A. Hinton, Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton
Paper 204-cBirds, Hares, and Squirrels: The Iconography of Non-Personal Seals
(Language: English)
John Cherry, Independent Scholar, London
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Art History - General, Folk Studies

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.