IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 706: Topographies of Devotion: Visual Cultures of Pilgrimage in Late Medieval Italy, I

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Isabella Augart, Walter Benjamin Kolleg / Philosophisch-historische Fakultät, Universität Bern
Moderator/Chair:Isabella Augart, Walter Benjamin Kolleg / Philosophisch-historische Fakultät, Universität Bern
Paper 706-aThe Lateran 'Palace Relics' of the 15th Century and the Creation of a Translocated Sacred Topography
(Language: English)
Nadja Horsch, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Universität Leipzig
Index terms: Art History - General, Religious Life
Paper 706-b'Non est hic': The Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre in San Pancrazio, Florence
(Language: English)
Isabella Augart, Walter Benjamin Kolleg / Philosophisch-historische Fakultät, Universität Bern
Index terms: Architecture - General, Religious Life
Abstract

The medieval pilgrimage routes were spaces of cultural and material exchange upon which diverse travellers set off on a common path. The research focus on the link between geography and religion over the last few years has considerably broadened our understanding of medieval art and architecture. In the focus of the session are the material traces and the visual, tactile, and imaginative practices of veneration of the Passion of Christ in pilgrimage piety. The proposed session seeks to provide perspectives on images, church spaces, sacred topographies, and material culture of pilgrimage in the 14th and 15th century with a regional concentration on Italy, focusing in particular on the following areas of interest: translocation processes between the Holy Land and Italy; accounts of pilgrimage journeys in illuminated manuscripts and prints; social dimensions of accessibility and mediation in topographies of pilgrimage; visual, tactile, and imaginative practices of veneration related to churches and artworks.