IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1042: Distorting Mirrors: Architectures of Cultural (Dis)Entanglement in the Middle Ages, I

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Marcel Bubert, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Moderator/Chair:Colin Arnaud, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Paper 1042-aMateriality and Transculturality: Theoretical Introduction from the Perspective of Media Theory and Cultural Studies
(Language: English)
Marcel Bubert, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Marcel Bubert, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Marcel Bubert, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Philosophy
Paper 1042-bClaiming Jerusalem for Islam through Art and Architecture
(Language: English)
Nadeem Khan, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Nadeem Khan, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Nadeem Khan, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Crusades, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 1042-cArab-Norman Palermo Revisited: The Case of the Admiral's Bridge
(Language: English)
Theresa Jäckh, Transkulturelle Studien, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Theresa Jäckh, Transkulturelle Studien, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Theresa Jäckh, Transkulturelle Studien, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Abstract

In the last decades, processes of cultural entanglement as well as perceptions of otherness have become great issues in Medieval Studies. In so far as material culture is concerned, however, these two aspects have rarely been considered together in a broader comparative perspective. Processes of cultural hybridisation and entanglement were often an occasion of a reconfiguration of cultural items in terms of their specific interconnection and differentiation. The materiality of buildings and objects can contribute to understand this straight relation between entanglement and disentanglement. The session will deal with the re-building, re-use and/or re-interpretation of monuments such as gravestones, synagogues, crosses etc. and will analyse how and for which purposes such monuments were set into a new cultural context.