IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 607: Goods and Ideas: Bridging Continents in the Byzantine World (c. 300-1500), II - Intellectual Transactions, Bridging Minds

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:University of Birmingham
Organiser:Daniel K. Reynolds, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham
Moderator/Chair:Naomi Standen, School of History & Cultures, University of Birmingham
Paper 607-aTextile Ĺ’brand and Identity in Cross-Cultural Exchange
(Language: English)
Julia Galliker, Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Economics - Trade, Mentalities, Technology
Paper 607-bAdmiration or Competition?: Byzantine Visual Culture in Western European Courts
(Language: English)
Stacey Blake, Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Art History - General, Byzantine Studies, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 607-cWestern Perceptions of Byzantine Identity and Relics of the True Cross
(Language: English)
Lynn Jones, Department of Art History, Florida State University
Index terms: Art History - General, Byzantine Studies

Objects ‘out of context’ provide foci for the exploration of cultural appropriation, rejection, and modification. This panel examines the manipulation of ‘foreign modes’ of material culture to meet the changing cultural and political needs of emerging and established polities from, Byzantium to the nascent states of the post-Roman west. The use and re-use of such media in this complex world generated new expressions of old ideas, and modifications of symbolism and value to express the needs of changing geo-political contexts.