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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1531: Objects and Items as Statements about the Past

Thursday 4 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Beata Możejko, Zakład Historii Średniowiecza Polski i Nauk Pomocniczych Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Moderator/Chair:Weronika Grochowska, Instytut Historii Sztuki, Uniwersytet Gdański / National Museum, Gdańsk
Paper 1531-aEarly Medieval Cemetery from Przemyśl (Poland) as a Source of International Contacts
(Language: English)
Adam Lubocki, Instytut Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Daily Life
Paper 1531-bThe Bronze Seven-Arm Candlestick and the Expedition of Czech King Vladislav II to Italy in 1158
(Language: English)
Joanna Sobiesiak, Instytut Historii Wydział Humanistyczny, Uniwersytet Marii-Curie Skłodowskiej, Lublin
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1531-cGenerosity for the Church or a Passion for Beauty?: The World of the Valuable Objects of the Bishop of Włocławek and the Archbishop of Gniezno, Jakub of Sienna
(Language: English)
Zofia Wilk-Woś, Instytut Bezpieczeństwa Narodowego, Społeczna Akademia Nauk, Łódź
Index terms: Art History - General, Daily Life, Religious Life, Social History

The speakers in this session pose a question about what objects are able to communicate about the past. The first paper focus' on cemetery and the graves of Magyars (found in the 1970s in Przemyśl) and will try to answer what the character and role of Magyars presence was in this area. The second paper compares the Czech historical tradition regarding the origin of the candlestick and the circumstances in which it was brought to Prague with the findings of historians concerning the date and origin of this artefact. The third paper concerns numerous information about the liturgical vessels and vestments and other precious objects or books that Jakub z Sienna (1413-1480) acquired and sometimes brought from his journeys. Are they a testimony to his generosity for the Church or his passion for beauty and art?