IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 304: Beyond Pilgrim Souvenirs and Secular Badges: Papers in Honour of Brian Spencer, III

Monday 11 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Sarah Blick, Department of Art History, Kenyon College, Ohio
Moderator/Chair:John Cherry, Independent Scholar, London
Paper 304-aMedieval Badges and other Pilgrim Souvenirs from the Rural North-West: The Meols Assemblage
(Language: English)
Geoff Egan, Museum of London / Portable Antiquities Scheme
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Daily Life, Religious Life
Paper 304-bFrom Specialist to GP: How Souvenirs and Other Artefacts Chart the Youth and Age of a Saint's Devotional Career
(Language: English)
Graham R. Jones, St John's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Art History - General, Daily Life, Religious Life
Paper 304-cImages beyond the Text: The Ywain Picture Cycle Revisited
(Language: English)
Viola Belghaus, Internationales Graduiertenkolleg 'Institutionelle Ordnungen, Schrift & Symbole', Technische Universit├Ąt, Dresden
Index terms: Art History - Painting

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.