IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 303: Relics at the Interface between Textuality and Materiality, c. 400-c. 1200, III: Writing and Presence - Relic Lists as a Bodily Trace of the Holiness?

Monday 3 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:NWO-VIDI Project: Mind over Matter - Debates about Relics as Sacred Objects, c. 350-c. 1150
Organisers:Elisa Pallottini, Dipartimento di Storia, Culture, Religioni, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
Janneke Raaijmakers, Afdeling Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Julia M. H. Smith, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Robert Wiśniewski, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Paper 303-aRelics on the Cross, Relics inside the Cross: Epigraphic Lists of Relics on Reliquaries-Crosses, 9th-11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Elisa Pallottini, Dipartimento di Storia, Culture, Religioni, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Epigraphy, Liturgy
Paper 303-bResponse to the Session 'Relics at the Interface between Textuality and Materiality, c. 400-c. 1200'
(Language: English)
Marco Mostert, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Epigraphy, Literacy and Orality, Mentalities
Paper 303-cThe Materiality of the Written Word: Relic Lists in Pilgrimage Accounts
(Language: English)
Susanna E. Fischer, Abteilung für Griechische und Lateinische Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

This panel focusses on lists of relics written on different liturgical objects (such as reliquaries and breviaries/liturgical texts), with the aim of showing how through both their materiality and textual content, these lists were used as a powerful device for capturing, making manifest and actualizing the presence of the divine on earth.