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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1042: Boundaries of Devotion

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Philippa Stazicker, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Jennifer Caddick, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 1042-aDevotion on the Edge: The Margins of the English Parish Church
(Language: English)
Meg Bernstein, Department of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 1042-b'A St John's head of alabaster in a case': Public and Private Uses of Devotional Alabaster Carvings in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Philippa Stazicker, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - Sculpture, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 1042-cWithin the Oratory: The Role of the Prayer Tent in 14th-Century Devotional Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Maggie Crosland, Classical, Byzantine & Medieval Section, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Art History - General, Lay Piety, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life

This session aims to explore how spatiality and material culture affected boundaries of religious devotion in the church and in private religion. This multi-disciplinary sessions aims to explore boundaries in religious devotion in physical settings and in changes to religious culture. Med Bernstein will explore boundaries in the parish church by exploring the creation of marginalised spaces. Philippa Stazicker will examine the divide between public and private devotion through the ownership of religious alabaster sculptures. Maggie Crosland will examine depictions of prayer tents in late 14th century books of hours and their reflection of public and private devotional space.