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IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 1102: Commemoration and Remembrance, II: The Function and Influence of Funerary Art in Italy

Wednesday 12 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Truus van Bueren, Medieval Memoria Online Project
Annemarie Speetjens, Department of Medieval History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Sabrina Corbellini, Oudere Nederlandse Letterkunde Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26 9712 EK GRONINGEN
Paper 1102-aScrivere in Italia tra Longobardi e Carolingi: La commemorazione epigrafica come fattore di identità o di ostentazione sociale?
(Language: Italiano)
Flavia de Rubeis, Dipartimento di studi storici, Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia
Index terms: Epigraphy, Lay Piety, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 1102-bNon pro gloria neque pompa: Monumenti funebri e celebrativi d'ambito Veneto dal XIV al XV secolo
(Language: Italiano)
Tiziana Franco, Dipartimento di Storia dell'Arte Medievale, Università degli studi di Verona
Index terms: Art History - General, Lay Piety, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 1102-cNew Ways of Remembrance: Danish 16th-Century Funerary Art between Confessional Changes, Medievalism, and the Distant Paradigm of Italy
(Language: English)
Birgitte Bøggild Johannsen, Nationalmuseetk, København
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Decorative Arts, Mentalities, Religious Life

During the Middle Ages the commemoration of the dead played a prominent role in society, as it was fundamental for devotional practice. These three sessions however examine 'commemoration and remembrance' from a much broader perspective. The second session discusses the role of the commemoration of the dead in medieval works of art in relation to outward show and personal or group identity. In this light, it examines the epigraphic and architectural evidence of funerary monuments in Italy in both the early and the late Middle Ages, and discusses again the role of writing in commemorative affairs. Furthermore, this session raises the question of the influence of Italian trend-setting examples on other regions of Europe, especially Denmark, also from the perspective of the religious changes of the 16th century. This series of three sessions gives an overview of the many-sided research in the pluriform field of medieval memorial culture.