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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1545: Social Agency of Secular Goldsmiths' Work in the Late Middle Ages, I: Production

Thursday 6 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA)
Organisers:Masha Goldin, eikones - Zentrum für die Theorie und Geschichte des Bildes, Universität Basel
Hila Manor, Department of Art History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Moderator/Chair:Hila Manor, Department of Art History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Paper 1545-aA Late Medieval Goldsmith's Workshop
(Language: English)
Jack Ogden, Independent Scholar, London
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - General, Economics - Urban
Paper 1545-b'Made with the gold that the Londoners gave to the King'
(Language: English)
Alison Wright, Department of History of Art, University College London
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Economics - Urban
Paper 1545-cSecular and Sacral Entanglements: The Shrine of St Simeon in Zadar as a Mirror of Late Medieval Society
(Language: English)
Mandy Telle, Sonderforschungsbereich 933 'Materiale Textkulturen', Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General

Wrought for a vast range of practices and contexts, in an abundance of forms, styles, and techniques, European late medieval secular goldsmiths' work remains an elusive category of artistic production and use. Acknowledging the inherent flexibility and intracity in which goldsmiths' work was created and perceived, in these sessions, we seek to problematise the secular/religious dichotomy in relation to late medieval goldsmithery; examine networks organised around goldsmiths' work, including guilds, workshops, and commissioners; as well as the exchange of gifts and the conversion of objects. Researchers, curators, and students will examine issues of the production of goldsmith's work in the first session and the diverse forms of its use in the second session.