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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1329: Entanglements of the Senses in Medieval Sacred Art and Religious Experience, IV: Material Culture - Objects

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

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:Micol Long, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Paper 1329-aSensing the Holy Womb: New Insights into the MET's Visitation
(Language: English)
Davide Tramarin, Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali, Università degli Studi di Padova
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 1329-b'Non pur vivaci ma che favellassono': Visual-Oral Narrative Strategies in Tuscan Religious Painting, 13th-14th Centuries
(Language: English)
Chiara Demaria, Dipartimento di Storia, Archeologia, Geografia, Arte e Spettacolo, Università degli Studi di Firenze
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Literacy and Orality, Mentalities
Paper 1329-cClamor, Bells, and Faeces: Sensation in Religious Conflict during the 15th and 16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Simone Wagner, Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien Universität Erfurt
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Lay Piety, Mentalities, Religious Life

This is the last of four sessions which look at medieval religious art and experience between the 10th and the 15th centuries from the innovative lenses of sensory perception in the context of the ERC project SenSArt (Università degli Studi di Padova). This session will focus on medieval material culture in Germany and Italy, reconstructing how radically different kinds of religious objects (the famous MET sculpture of The Visitation, Tuscan paintings, and the altars of collegiate churches) could lead to unexpected (and entangled) sensory experiences.