IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1142: Distorting Mirrors: Architectures of Cultural (Dis)Entanglement in the Middle Ages, II

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Colin Arnaud, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Moderator/Chair:Marcel Bubert, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Paper 1142-aSpatial Configurations of Medieval Textile Workshops between Occident and Orient
(Language: English)
Colin Arnaud, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Colin Arnaud, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Colin Arnaud, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Economics - General, Islamic and Arabic Studies
Paper 1142-b14th-Century Architecture in Sicily: At the Roots of the Norman Myth
(Language: English)
Emanuela Garofalo, Dipartimento di architettura, Università degli Studi di Palermo
Emanuela Garofalo, Dipartimento di architettura, Università degli Studi di Palermo
Emanuela Garofalo, Dipartimento di architettura, Università degli Studi di Palermo
Index terms: Architecture - General, Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Paper 1142-cChristian Re-Use and Re-Interpretation of the Jewish Material Heritage: Some Examples from Medieval Ashkenaz
(Language: English)
Christian Scholl, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Christian Scholl, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Christian Scholl, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Hebrew and Jewish 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.