IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1144: The Oignies Treasure: Relics between East and West, II

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Fondation Roi Baudouin / Medieval Research Centre, University of Leicester
Organiser:Jan Vandeburie, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester
Moderator/Chair:Jan Vandeburie, School of Historical Studies, University of Leicester
Paper 1144-aBecket's Cap and the Broken Sword: Jacques de Vitry's English Mitre in Context
(Language: English)
Anne J. Duggan, Department of History, King's College London
Anne J. Duggan, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Hagiography, Liturgy, Religious Life
Paper 1144-bWearing the Word of God: Materiality and Jacques de Vitry's Parchment Mitre
(Language: English)
Megan Cassidy-Welch, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Megan Cassidy-Welch, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Hagiography, Liturgy, Religious Life
Paper 1144-cJacques de Vitry's Sermones de Sanctis and the Oignies Relics
(Language: English)
Jessalynn Bird, Independent Scholar, Chicago
Jessalynn Bird, Independent Scholar, Chicago
Index terms: Hagiography, Liturgy, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

The collection of 13th-century relics, reliquaries, and liturgical artefacts originating from the St. Nicholas priory of Oignies (Belgium) is one of the most complete and intact treasures of its kind. A recent scientific analysis (CROMIOSS) and restauration efforts at the Musée des Arts anciens du Namurois have revived international interest in this collection. These sessions will discuss the Oignies Treasure in all its aspects and explore the context and significance of its artefacts.