IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1348: Breaking Temporal Boundaries: Communicating Medieval Objects, Visions, and Theories in the 21st Century

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Medieval & Early Modern Network (MEMNET), University of Glasgow
Organisers:Lisi Linster, School of Culture & Creative Arts (History of Art), University of Glasgow
Lynn Verschuren, School of Humanities (Information Studies), University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:Stacy Boldrick, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Paper 1348-aReceiving the Body: How Medieval Representations of the Exposed Body Inform the Reading of Contemporary Life-Cast Sculpture
(Language: English)
Lisi Linster, School of Culture & Creative Arts (History of Art), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1348-bThinking Outside the Glass Box: Digital Engagement with Burrell's Late Medieval Collection
(Language: English)
Lynn Verschuren, School of Humanities (Information Studies), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Teaching the Middle Ages, Technology
Paper 1348-cBeloved Bodies: An Experimental Case Study on the Relation between Bodies of Contemporary Dancers and Medieval Mystics
(Language: English)
Sander Vloebergs, Institute for the Study of Spirituality, KU Leuven
Index terms: Art History - General, Performance Arts - Dance, Theology
Abstract

How do medieval Western thought and practices permeate today’s artistic and museological world? And how can the complex, often theologically-laden medieval concepts that underpin them be meaningfully communicated in public display settings? Bringing together multidisciplinary perspectives from art history, theology, performance art, and museology, this session focuses on the embodied viewing experiences of 21st-century audiences by adopting a cross-temporal approach. Thus interrogating the afterlife of medieval devotional thought, objects, and practices, the papers within this session seek to explore how medieval theories of perception may be used to shed light on contemporary artistic practice and display and vice versa.