IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 730: Interpreting Gender, Religion, and Material Culture from Multidisciplinary Perspectives, I

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:'Material Culture, Gender & Multidisciplinary Analyses in Medieval Studies' Project
Organiser:Päivi Salmesvuori, Department of Church History, University of Helsinki
Moderator/Chair:Louise Berglund, School of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences, Örebro University
Respondent:Christine Ekholst, Historiska institutionen, Uppsala Universitet
Paper 730-aThe Last Are to Be the First: The Self-Representation of Nuns in Late Medieval Denmark
(Language: English)
Martin Wangsgaard Jürgensen, Nationalmuseet, København
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Gender Studies, Religious Life
Paper 730-bDimensions of Representation: The Sarcophagus of St Henry as Gendered Performance
(Language: English)
Visa Immonen, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture & Art Studies, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Religious Life
Paper 730-cA Female Saint or a Saintly King?: New Interpretations Regarding the Iconography and Meaning of a 14th-Century Sculpture
(Language: English)
Katri Vuola, Faculty of Arts, Psychology & Theology, Åbo Akademi University
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Gender Studies, Religious Life

Presentations in the proposed session ask how materiality and gender intersect in medieval sources, such as sculptures, paintings, texts and spaces. Scholars with backgrounds from art history, archeology, history, and theology are brought together and seek to enhance their interpretations by stepping outside of their comfort zones. The objective is to present fresh aspects to the study of material culture, gender, and religion in the Middle Ages.