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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1229: Entanglements of the Senses in Medieval Sacred Art and Religious Experience, III: Material Culture - Manuscripts and Texts

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:ERC Project 'SenSArt: The Sensuous Appeal of the Holy - Sensory Agency of Sacred Art & Somatised Spiritual Experiences in Medieval Europe (12th-15th Centuries)'
Organisers:Micol Long, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Zuleika Murat, Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali, Università degli Studi di Padova
Moderator/Chair:Lieke Andrea Smits, Centre for the Arts in Society, Universiteit Leiden
Paper 1229-aSynesthesia in Monastic Religious Experience, 11th-12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Micol Long, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Mentalities, Monasticism, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1229-bVisible Speech: The Multisensoriality of Middle Dutch Sermons and Preaching
(Language: English)
Pieter Boonstra, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Mentalities, Monasticism, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1229-cThe Multisensorial Dimension of Private Devotion as Attested by Flemish Books of Hours, 14th-15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Vittorio Frighetto, Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali, Università degli Studi di Padova
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Mentalities, Religious Life
Abstract

This is the third of four sessions which look at medieval religious art and experience between the 10th and the 15th century from the innovative lenses of sensory perception in the context of the ERC project SenSArt (Università degli Studi di Padova). This session focuses on texts and manuscripts, reconstructing how their devotional use could result in a synesthetic experience, in contexts as diverse as 12th-century monastic everyday life, Middle Dutch preaching, and the use of late-medieval Flemish Books of Hours.