IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 602: The Crusades and Visual Culture, V: Signs and Symbols of Crusader Identity

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Elizabeth Lapina, Department of History, Durham University
Laura Julinda Whatley, Kendall College of Art & Design, Ferris State University, Michigan
Moderator/Chair:Elizabeth Lapina, Department of History, Durham University
Paper 602-aConstellations of Crusade and Kinship: The Resafa Chalice and the Coucy Crusader Mythos
(Language: English)
Richard A. Leson, Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades, Heraldry
Paper 602-bArt and the Determination of Crusader Arms and Armour
(Language: English)
Kelly DeVries, Department of History, Loyola College, Maryland / Royal Armouries, Leeds
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades
Paper 602-cTemplar Graffiti
(Language: English)
Gaetano Curzi, Dipartimento di Studi Medievali e Moderni, Università degli studi G. D’Annunzio, Chieti e Pescara
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades

The series of sessions titled ‘The Crusades and Visual Culture’ broadly examine the integration of crusading history and the study of medieval visual cultures. Beyond mere iconographic studies, the papers selected for these interdisciplinary sessions investigate artistic representations of crusading and the impact of crusading in and on the visual culture of the medieval world. They reflect on the relationship between the study of ideas of crusading and the various media (e.g., manuscripts, mural paintings, architecture, armour, cartography, etc.) in which those ideas were visualized. The papers also cover a broad chronological range, from c. 1099 to c. 1500 and explore the visualization and/or appropriation of crusading themes in both Western and non-Western (Eastern Christian and Muslim) visual culture.