IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 806: Topographies of Devotion: Visual Cultures of Pilgrimage in Late Medieval Italy, II

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Isabella Augart, Walter Benjamin Kolleg / Philosophisch-historische Fakultät, Universität Bern
Moderator/Chair:Isabella Augart, Walter Benjamin Kolleg / Philosophisch-historische Fakultät, Universität Bern
Paper 806-aThe Rock of Golgotha in Jerusalem and the Stigmatization of Francis at Mount Alverna
(Language: English)
Yamit Rachman-Schrire, Institute for Research on Eretz Israel, Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem
Index terms: Art History - General, Religious Life
Paper 806-bPainting and Pilgrimage in 15th-Century Assisi
(Language: English)
Christoph Stei, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Index terms: Art History - 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. The proposed session on Franciscan pilgrimage piety in the 14th and 15th century seeks to provide perspectives on images, church spaces, sacred topographies and material culture with a regional concentration on Italy, focusing in particular on the following areas of interest: accounts of pilgrimage journeys in illuminated manuscripts and prints; the relation of pilgrimage churches and routes to the surrounding landscape; social dimensions of accessibility and mediation in topographies of pilgrimage; visual and tactile practices of veneration related to churches and artworks.