IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1711: Women and Artistic Production beyond the Borders of Byzantium

Thursday 9 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:North of Byzantium
Organisers:Maria Alessia Rossi, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Alice Isabella Sullivan, Department of History of Art, University of Michigan
Moderator/Chair:Maria Alessia Rossi, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Paper 1711-aWomen without Borders: The Case of Angelina Arianiti
(Language: English)
Lana Sloutsky, Massachusetts College of Art & Design / Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Massachusetts / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Index terms: Art History - General, Women's Studies
Paper 1711-bLate Medieval Embroideries from Romania: A Women's Issue
(Language: English)
Emanuela-Eugenia Cernea, Institute of Archaeology Romanian Academy Bucharest / National Museum of Art of Romania Bucharest
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Byzantine Studies, Women's Studies
Paper 1711-cBetween Byzantium and the Balkans: The Role of Women in the Transfer of Artistic Knowledge in Late Medieval Moldavia
(Language: English)
Alice Isabella Sullivan, Department of History of Art, University of Michigan
Index terms: Art History - General, Byzantine Studies, Social History, Women's Studies
Abstract

The ever-shifting borders of the Byzantine Empire and the spiritual power of Eastern Orthodoxy contributed to the development of new visual forms in regions of the Balkans and the Carpathians between the 13th and 15th centuries. This session explores women and female agency beyond the borders of Byzantium, in light of their roles within marital and inter-dynastic relations, as well as in religious and spiritual dynamics. In efforts to gain new perspectives on the nature of cultural contact and transfer, as well as on visual production in late medieval Eastern Europe as a result of the direct involvement of women, either as patrons, artists, mediators, and/or recipients of art beyond geographical, socio-political, and religious boundaries, this session aims to focus on case studies that examine individual female figures.