IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1617: Otherness through the Andalusi Domestic Spaces

Thursday 6 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Spanish Ministry of the Economy / Competitiveness Project 'HAR2014-52248-P' 'Behind Closed Doors: Life & Space Distribution in Domestic Architecture (15th and 16th Centuries)'
Organisers:Maria Aurora Molina-Fajardo, Independent Scholar, Egham
Maria Dolores Serrano-Niza, Departamento de Filologia Clásica, Francesca, Árabe y Románica, Universidad de La Laguna
Moderator/Chair:Maria Aurora Molina-Fajardo, Independent Scholar, Egham
Paper 1617-aBehind Closed Doors: Cultural Confusion at Housing in Granada
(Language: English)
María Elena Díez Jorge, Departamento de Historia del Arte, Universidad de Granada
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 1617-bWho am I?: Understanding the Morisco Identity through Their Fabrics
(Language: English)
Maria Aurora Molina-Fajardo, Independent Scholar, Egham
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Art History - Decorative Arts, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Local History
Paper 1617-cLa huella de los otros: Pervivencias andalusíes en los espacios, enseres y usos de la casa cristiana
(Language: Español)
Ana María Aranda Bernal, Departamento de Geografía, Historia y Filosofía, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Art History - General, Daily Life, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Abstract

Al-Andalus was always a borderland within the Iberian Peninsula; a territory with a changing and permeable frontier throughout the centuries. The relationship between the Andalusi society and its neighbours (mainly Catholics and Jews) resulted in a continuous sociocultural exchange. This permeability – firstly marked by a fascination for the Islamic world that underwent a progressive transformation through the passage of time – was manifested, for instance, in the adoption of some of their life styles, habits, fashion or artefacts. A privileged space to understand the ‘other’ and these reciprocal influences is the dwelling and its interiors. The aim of this session is to deal with the Andalusi domestic environments with a main focus on the ways to inhabit the home and the study of its material culture (household goods, furniture, textiles, etc.) and its mutual influences. Thus, considering the Andalusi domestic everyday life we propose a revision about the otherness and its particularities in Iberian Middle Ages.