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IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 103: Architecture, Archaeology, and Landscape of Power, I: Architecture and Iconography of Palaces

Monday 13 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Durham University
Organiser:David Rollason, Department of History, Durham University
Moderator/Chair:David Rollason, Department of History, Durham University
Paper 103-aThe German Pfalzenforschung Project
(Language: English)
Thomas Zotz, Historiches Seminar, Abteilung Landesgeschichte, Albert-Ludwigs-Universit├Ąt Freiburg
Index terms: Administration, Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Secular
Paper 103-bWhitehall and Related Palaces
(Language: English)
Simon Thurley, English Heritage, London
Index terms: Administration, Architecture - Secular
Paper 103-c14th-Century Wall Paintings at the Tower of London
(Language: English)
Jane R. Spooner, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Art History - Painting

The aim of this session is to explore recent research on royal palaces as architectural complexes, together with their iconographical decoration. It will consider the research agenda, methodology, and results of the largest existing palace research project, the German Pfalzenforschung project, and will also examine recent research on English royal palaces, with regard to their lay-out and design in relation to royal power, and also with regard to their iconographical decoration. It will include a paper on the exceptional wall-paintings in the Tower of London.