IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 242: Stone and Sculpture in the Insular World: The Material and Immaterial, II - Materials

Monday 1 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

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:Jane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Paper 242-aStone, Materiality, and Past: Petrographic Narratives and Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture
(Language: English)
Sarah Semple, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Sarah Semple, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Christina Cowart-Smith, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Christina Cowart-Smith, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 242-bShaping Stone, Shaping Significance: Transformative Materialities of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture
(Language: English)
Amanda Doviak, Department of History of Art, University of York
Amanda Doviak, Department of History of Art, University of York
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 242-cMaterialities of Christian Initiation: Living Water and Living Stone
(Language: English)
Carolyn Twomey, Department of History, Boston College, Massachusetts
Carolyn Twomey, Department of History, Boston College, Massachusetts
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Liturgy, Religious Life
Abstract

While the early medieval 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 medieval perceptions of its materiality- in relation to other materials and monuments- with two further sessions devoted to early encounters with the sculptures (antiquarian and scholarly) and contemporary interrogations.