IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1125: Borders and Otherness in Architecture and Space: Malta, Spain, and Portugal

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Maria Portmann, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Universität Zürich
Moderator/Chair:Michael A. Conrad, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Universität Zürich
Paper 1125-aBorders and Confines in the Mediterranean Town of the Small Island of Gozo: The Origins of the Place-Name Rabat and the Cult of St George
(Language: English)
Simon Mercieca, Department of History University of Malta
Francix Xavier Cassar, Independent Scholar Malta
Index terms: Architecture - General, Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1125-bSacred Places: The 'Cubas' from Southern Portugal
(Language: English)
Luís Duarte Ferro, Centro de História de Arte e Investigação Artística (CHAIA), Universidade de Évora / Faculdade de Arquitectura, Universidade do Porto / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal
Index terms: Architecture - General, Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Geography and Settlement Studies
Paper 1125-cRebellious and Well-Fortified: Murcia's Border Architecture in the Prism of Iberia's Interreligious Relations
(Language: English)
Michael A. Conrad, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Universität Zürich
Index terms: Anthropology, Art History - General, Mentalities, Social History
Paper 1125-dThe Southern Portal of the Cathedral of Valencia: A Border for the 'Others'
(Language: English)
Maria Portmann, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Universität Zürich
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Mentalities
Abstract

In this session we will reconsider the topic of ‘borders’ within the frame of religious and civil architecture around the Mediterrean world. We will reconsider the place given to ‘others’ in Christian spaces and architecture. We will reconsider the use of ‘borders’ as part of multi-ethnic space, when it is related to or has been influenced by Jewish and Muslim Cultures. We will reconsider the tensions between the center and borders as part of a construction of the ‘self’ versus the ‘other’, when the ‘other’ is part of a center and the ‘self’ is being part of the ‘border’.