IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1405: Medieval Images and Postcolonial Theories: A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 9 July 2008, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Organisers:Eva Frojmovic, Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Leeds
Catherine E. Karkov, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Catherine E. Karkov, School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
Abstract

This roundtable discussion is to introduce the research network Postcolonising the medieval image. We would like to initiate a conversation on the uses of concepts drawn from postcolonial studies for the research into medieval images and visualities. The category of the medieval has traditionally been associated with Christian Europe, and we will be wanting to discuss how a methodological shift could help to soften these disciplinary, religious and geographical boundaries. The organisers will present two short position papers. Panellists and audience members are invited to consider these issues, but also to raise their own perspectives on the subject.