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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 538: Materiality and the Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, I: Locating and Enhancing Cult

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity Project / Presbyters in the Late Antique West Project
Organisers:Bryan Ward-Perkins, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Robert Wiƛniewski, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Moderator/Chair:Julia M. H. Smith, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Paper 538-aHoliness and Creation: The Physical World and Saints' Cults in Late Antique Hispania
(Language: English)
David Addison, Mansfield College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 538-bThe Cult of Saints in the 'Amphitheatre': Material Remains
(Language: English)
Jordina Sales-Carbonell, Grup de Recerques en Antiguitat Tardana, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Hagiography, Religious Life
Paper 538-cMatter and the Divine in the Cult of St Demetrios of Thessaloniki
(Language: English)
Katherine Taronas, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University
Index terms: Art History - General, Byzantine Studies

The two sessions of 'Materiality and the Cult of Saints' examine the physical setting, and the physical objects of cult. In this first session, locations of cult and the enhancement of these locations are explored.