IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 813: Le Mans: City, Cathedral, and Culture in the 11th and 12th Centuries, II

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Organiser:Lindy Grant, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:Anne Lawrence-Mathers, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Paper 813-aArt Production and Urban Identity: The Contribution of the Scholars at the Cathedral of Le Mans, c. 1080-1220
(Language: English)
Laura Cleaver, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Sculpture, Ecclesiastical History, Education, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 813-bLapidary Classicism and the Image of the City: Le Mans, c. 1080-1180
(Language: English)
Lindy Grant, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Index terms: Architecture - General, Art History - Sculpture, Ecclesiastical History, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Paper 813-cBurial Outside the City: Berengaria of Navarre, Queen of England and Lady of Le Mans
(Language: English)
Rose Walker, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies
Abstract

In this second interlinked session the Reading Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies continues its celebration of ‘The Medieval City’ and of Le Mans in particular. Le Mans was one of the most important cities in the Angevin Empire, and its position, both politically and culturally, was that of an outpost, a city at the margins and at the crossroads. In spite, or perhaps because of this, it was also a centre of remarkable cultural and intellectual vibrancy in the 11th and 12th centuries. This session will continue the exploration of cultural and intellectual production in a great medieval city which is too often forgotten.