IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 132: British Archaeological Association, I: Architectural Memory - Remembering an Empire, Religious Communities, and Patrons through Buildings

Monday 2 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:British Archaeological Association
Organiser:Harriet Mahood, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Moderator/Chair:Harriet Mahood, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Paper 132-aVisual Memories in Southern Italy: The City of Bari in and out of the Byzantine Empire
(Language: English)
Clare Vernon, Department of History, Archaeology & Classics, Birkbeck, University of London
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Secular, Art History - General, Byzantine Studies
Paper 132-bChurch Fa├žades as Sites of Institutional Memory in 12th-Century Spain
(Language: English)
Rose Walker, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Monasticism
Paper 132-cLocal Memory: Remembering and Being Remembered in the English Parish Church
(Language: English)
Meg Bernstein, Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Architecture - Secular, Art History - General
Abstract

This session explores how architecture can be used to preserve memories of different subjects. Beginning with the city of Bari in Italy, our first paper examines how this city remembered (or did not) the Byzantine empire and its rule through its buildings. Our second paper builds on this theme by exploring the use of church facades in Spain to recall the histories of the institutions they adorn. Finally, the English parish church rounds off this panel as our final speaker discusses the commemoration of patrons within the fabric and how this maintained local memory.