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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 845: Making as Method: Medieval Materials, II

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Millie Horton-Insch, Department of History of Art University College London
Moderator/Chair:Jess Bailey, History of Art Department University of California Berkeley
Paper 845-aThe Value of Craft: A History and Historiography of Wooden Reliquaries
(Language: English)
Andrew Sears, Department of History of Art, University of California, Berkeley
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Paper 845-bConcealing What Matters: English Alabaster on Display in the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Carly B. Boxer, Department of Art History, Rice University, Texas
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Sculpture
Paper 845-cMaking Ambivalence: The Material Contradictions of English Benedictine Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Avantika Kumar, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Abstract

Categories of materiality are usually studied in separate discourses. Furthermore, no medieval art was made in isolation. Artists often worked across materials, and consciously sought to evoke alternative media in their works. This panel will bring together papers which address textiles, wood, and alabaster, to consider common questions of materiality. In doing so these papers will examine the manner in which all medieval material was created within a broader network of material meaning.