IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 545: Names in Sacred Spaces: Studying the Intentions and Effects of the Act of Writing One's Name, I - Constructing Sacred Spaces

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Van Gogh Project MEDNAME / Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM - UMR 7302), Université de Poitiers / NWO-VIDI Project 'Mind over Matter: Debates about relics as sacred objects, c. 350-c. 1150', Universiteit Utrecht
Organisers:Estelle Ingrand-Varenne, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM), Université de Poitiers / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Elisa Pallottini, Dipartimento di Storia, Culture, Religioni, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
Moderator/Chair:Janneke Raaijmakers, Afdeling Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 545-a'Hic fuit': Scratching Names on Sacred Walls
(Language: English)
Carlo Tedeschi, Dipartimento di Lettere, Arti e Scienze Sociali, Università 'G. d'Annunzio' Chieti-Pescara
Carlo Tedeschi, Dipartimento di Lettere, Arti e Scienze Sociali, Università 'G. d'Annunzio' Chieti-Pescara
Index terms: Epigraphy, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Mentalities
Paper 545-bNames and (Instead of?) Relics: The Materialities of Saints' Names on Epigraphic Relic 'Authentics'
(Language: English)
Elisa Pallottini, Dipartimento di Storia, Culture, Religioni, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
Elisa Pallottini, Dipartimento di Storia, Culture, Religioni, Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'
Index terms: Epigraphy, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Mentalities
Paper 545-cThe Names in the Frescoes of the Crypt in Saint-Savin Abbey
(Language: English)
Estelle Ingrand-Varenne, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM), Université de Poitiers / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Estelle Ingrand-Varenne, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM), Université de Poitiers / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Painting, Epigraphy, Literacy and Orality
Abstract

The session focuses on the relationship between written names and sacred spaces, exploring the role(s) that names as well as the physical action of writing them played in the construction of the holiness of the space on which they had been written down. Papers address names of both the saints and the faithful that are scratched, carved, or painted on sacred objects and sacred places, ranging from the epigraphic ‘relic-labels’ which identified the relics, to graffiti on church walls, and the pictorial narratives in crypts of Romanesque churches.