IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 605: Medieval Images and the Makings of Social Identity

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Anthropologie historique du long Moyen Âge, Groupe d'Anthropologie Historique de l'Occident Médiéval (GAHOM-AHLOMA), l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
Organiser:Élise Haddad, Groupe d'Anthropologie Historique de l'Occident Médiéval (GAHOM), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
Moderator/Chair:Chloé Maillet, Département d'Histoire de l’art, École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Tours Angers Le Mans
Paper 605-aStag-ing Oneself: Gender and Animality in Late Medieval Emblematic
(Language: English)
Clémentine Girault, Groupe d'Anthropologie Historique de l'Occident Médiéval (GAHOM), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
Index terms: Gender Studies, Heraldry
Paper 605-bMakings of a Community in Eschatological Images: Romanesque Sculpture
(Language: English)
Élise Haddad, Groupe d'Anthropologie Historique de l'Occident Médiéval (GAHOM), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Sculpture, Political Thought, Theology
Paper 605-cThe Cloister of St Benet de Bages and Its Ornamental Elements: Renovatio and Varietas as Functions of Memory in the Monastic Community
(Language: English)
Aline Benvegnú dos Santos, Departamento de História Social, Universidade de São Paulo
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Sculpture, Monasticism
Abstract

Medieval images assume many functions in western medieval societies, representatives and performatives, normatives and transgressives, ostentatious and personal. In this session, we intend to question one particular role in diverse settings: the construction of social identity. Our papers will explore this question in public and private contexts, by looking at major romanesque sculptures, manuscript documents, emblematic figures and domestic paintings. At both collective and individual levels, we will examinate those sources through the concepts of community – different types of inclusive and exclusive group -, as well as gender – hegemonic masculinity and emphasized femininity – and self-representation.