IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 101: Age of Bede, I: Material Culture

Monday 6 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Bedenet.com
Organisers:Peter Darby, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Máirín MacCarron, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Galway
Moderator/Chair:Peter Darby, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 101-aWater and Oil: Baptism in the Age of Bede
(Language: English)
Carolyn Twomey, Department of History, Boston College, Massachusetts
Index terms: Art History - General, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 101-bImagining the Visual: Presenting a Role for Images in the Age of Bede
(Language: English)
Jane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 101-cExegetes and Art Historians: Visualizing the Sacred in the Medieval World and the Modern Mind
(Language: English)
Meg Boulton, Independent Scholar
Index terms: Art History - General, Religious Life
Abstract

Building on the success of sessions dedicated to the life and writings of Bede, which have run at the IMC consecutively since 2011, the organisers wish to widen the focus of this year’s panels to incorporate other themes and topics from the Age of Bede. Session 1 is dedicated to the subject of material culture. Paper -a (Twomey) considers material evidence for Anglo-Saxon baptism in light of textual material from the period. Paper -b (Hawkes) considers the attitude towards images evident in the writings of Bede and his contemporaries. Paper -c (Boulton) explores the connections between material evidence and exegesis in the Age of Bede.