IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 227: African Art across Borders

Monday 6 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organiser:Verena Krebs, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Moderator/Chair:Alexandra F. C. Cuffel, Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Paper 227-aRedrawing the Borders of Medieval African Art and Considering Its Implications for Medieval Studies
(Language: English)
Andrea Achi, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Painting
Paper 227-bThe Ethiopian Illuminations of the Book of Revelation and the Life and Death of St John in British Library, Or 533
(Language: English)
Dorothea McEwan, Warburg Institute, University of London
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Painting
Paper 227-cBorders, Reconsidered: What Can Isotope Analysis Reveal about the Object History of a 12th-Century German-Carved Majestas Domini - and about the Medieval Trade in Ivory from Africa to Europe?
(Language: English)
Verena Krebs, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Sculpture, Economics - Trade
Abstract

Africa has a rich tradition of art. African styles and materials were prevalent across the continent and exported throughout the medieval world. This session will analyse the role of African art across borders and its influence and connectivity in a wider world and what this poses in a connected medieval world.