IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 142: Stone and Sculpture in the Insular World: The Material and Immaterial, I - Histories

Monday 1 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Worked in Stone Project (WIST), Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture
Organiser:Jane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Sarah Semple, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Paper 142-aThe Academy, the Artist, and the Scholar: Margaret Stokes and the High Crosses of Ireland
(Language: English)
Jane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Jane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Historiography - Medieval, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 142-bMaking Medieval in the Age of Antiquarians: A Tale of Two Crosses
(Language: English)
Colleen Thomas, Independent Scholar, Dublin
Colleen Thomas, Independent Scholar, Dublin
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Historiography - Medieval, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 142-cThe Historiography of the ‘Northern Group' of Irish Stone Crosses: The Impact of Religio-Political Conflicts
(Language: English)
Megan Henvey, Department of History of Art, University of York
Megan Henvey, Department of History of Art, University of York
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Political Thought
Abstract

While the early medieval stone sculpture of Britain and Ireland has long been studied in formalist and iconographic terms, its phenomenology is relatively under-researched. This session will be one of three devoted to this aspect of the material from the point of view of early encounters, antiquarian and scholarly, with the monuments: in Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and Yorkshire. This will introduce the study of early medieval Insular sculpture from the point of view of its materiality, with two further sessions devoted to medieval engagements with the subject and contemporary interrogations.