IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1038: Sacred Remains, Material Concerns: Relics and Their Contexts, c. 800-1270

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:International Center of Medieval Art
Organiser:Sarah Luginbill, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Moderator/Chair:Sarah Luginbill, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Paper 1038-aPower and Flight: The Question of Praesentia in the Travels of St Philibert
(Language: English)
Kate Craig, Department of History, Auburn University, Alabama
Kate Craig, Department of History, Auburn University, Alabama
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 1038-bThe Materiality of Relics in Medieval Byzantium
(Language: English)
Brad Hostetler, Department of Art History, Kenyon College, Ohio
Brad Hostetler, Department of Art History, Kenyon College, Ohio
Index terms: Art History - General, Byzantine Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1038-cWestern Relics on Eastern Campaigns
(Language: English)
Sarah Luginbill, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Sarah Luginbill, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Index terms: Crusades, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Abstract

The papers in this session continue along the work of scholars such as Peter Brown, Cynthia Hahn, and Julia M.H. Smith by examining a variety of relics and their reliquaries in their contemporary settings, both physical space and written texts. This session will highlight new research by strong junior scholars that, together, encompass Western Europe, Byzantium, and the crusader Levant. It will underscore the nuances of holy materiality for medieval Christians across a wide geographic reach in the Central Middle Ages. This session is sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art.