IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 329: Donations of the Faithful, Cathedral Financing, and Memorialisation

Monday 2 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Martina Saltamacchia, Department of History, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Moderator/Chair:David Lepine, Department of History, University of Exeter
Paper 329-aAd perpetuam memoriam: The Cathedral of Milan's Patrons
(Language: English)
Martina Saltamacchia, Department of History, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Daily Life, Economics - General, Lay Piety
Paper 329-bRemembered by the Brotherhood of Our Lady: The Late Medieval Patrons of Strasbourg Cathedral
(Language: English)
Charlotte Stanford, Department of Humanities, Classics & Comparative Literature, Brigham Young University, Utah
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Lay Piety
Paper 329-cCommissioning the Building of Chapels in a Finished Cathedral and Letting It Be Known: The Example of the Woad Sellers' Chapel at Amiens, End of the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Etienne Hamon, Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion (IRHiS - UMR 8529), Université de Lille
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture

What role memory and memorialisation played in cathedral financing? The panel aims to answer this question by exploring comparatively donations of the faithful in cathedral construction and donors’ memorialisation and commemoration in three late medieval cases: the Cathedral of Milan, where thousand donors brought hundreds upon hundreds of small and big gifts and left their name and stories sketched in perpetuity in the Register of Donations; the Cathedral of Amiens, where woad sellers commissioned memorial chapels building; and Strasbourg Cathedral, where Brotherhood of Our Lady’s members financed the spires’ erection and were then called to the congregation’s remembrance weekly after their demise.