IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1017: Representations of Conformity and Dissent, II

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:University of York
Organiser:Jane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Jane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Paper 1017-aThe Arians in Ravenna: An Iconography of Dissent?
(Language: English)
Becky Sanchez, Department of History of Art, University of York
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Political Thought
Paper 1017-bSanta Maria Antiqua in Rome: A Complex Example of the Imagery of Theological Controversy
(Language: English)
Luisa Izzi-Green, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Ecclesiastical History, Political Thought
Abstract

This is the second of two complementary sessions dealing with the representations and reflections of conformity and dissent.
Keeping in mind the aims stated in the previous abstract, in this session on dissent the discussion on the importance of the political background will be central. Ranging from Rome, to Ravenna, to Wearmouth-Jarrow, it will be questioned how the political milieu of a city or region could strongly influence the choices in architecture, decoration, and even rituals. This seeks to explore the degrees of dissent on iconography and literature, whilst considering the constant struggle to integrate different and contrasting elements within one Christianity.