IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 637: Materiality and Ceremonies

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:University of Rijeka
Organiser:Kosana Jovanović, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
Moderator/Chair:Suzana Miljan, Institute of Historical & Social Sciences, Croatian Academy of Sciences & Arts, Zagreb
Paper 637-aThe Importance of Ceremonies Associated with Medieval Wooden Sculpture and Its Fragile Materiality
(Language: English)
Barbara Španjol-Pandelo, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
Barbara Španjol-Pandelo, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Sculpture, Religious Life
Paper 637-bSwords as Symbolic and Ceremonial Objects: A View from the Carolingian Periphery
(Language: English)
Goran Bilogrivić, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
Goran Bilogrivić, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Daily Life
Paper 637-cHow Effective Were the Symbols of Power?
(Language: English)
Robert Kurelić, Department of History, University of Pula / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Robert Kurelić, Department of History, University of Pula / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Heraldry, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 637-dPortable Effigies' Role in the Royal Funeral Ceremony
(Language: English)
Kosana Jovanović, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
Kosana Jovanović, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
Index terms: Mentalities, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

This four-paper session aims to present various aspects of materiality in both sacral and secular ceremonies. With examples ranging from the early to the late Middle Ages the papers will show different approaches to the research of ceremonies, from the standpoint of archaeology, art history, heraldry, history of ideas, political history and thought. The topics that will be analysed in this session are ceremonies associated with the medieval wooden sculpture, swords as ceremonial objects, artefacts, and rituals as symbols of power and the usage of portable effigies during funeral ceremonies. Each paper demonstrates the importance of the material aspect in researching ceremonies.