March 17th and 18th, 2011
From Minor to Major: The Minor Arts and Their Current Status in Art History

David S. Areford,
University of Massachusetts Boston

“Print Trouble”

Brigitte Bedos-Rezak,
New York University

“Outcast. Seals of the Medieval West and their Epistemological Frameworks (XIIth-XXIst centuries)”

Frédéric Billiet and Welleda Muller,
Misericordia International

“The Art of the Misericord-Neglected and Important”

Paul Binski,
University of Cambridge

“Paris, London, Rome around 1300: Questioning Art Hierarchies”

Susan Boynton,
Columbia University

“Music as Text and Image”

John Cherry,
Emeritus, British Museum

“Medieval Jewelry: From Collections to Consumerism”

Michael W. Cothren,
Swarthmore College

“Reflections on Modern and Postmodern Historiographies of Gothic Stained Glass”

Thomas E. Dale,
University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Romanesque Mural Painting, Colour and the Senses in Sacred Space”

Sharon Gerstel,
UCLA and Institute for Advanced Study

“The Clay Church: Reflections on the Monumental Use of Ceramics in Byzantine Ecclesiastical Decoration”

Cynthia Hahn,
Hunter College and the Graduate Center CUNY

“Some Thoughts on the Production and Prestige of Medieval Enamels”

Colum Hourihane,
Princeton University


Jos Koldeweij,
Radboud University

“The Discovery and Study of Pilgrim Badges and Ampullae since the mid 19th century, in France, Germany, the U.K. and especially in the Netherlands”

Alan M. Stahl,
Princeton University

“Image and Art on Medieval Coinage”

Laura Weigert,
Rutgers University

“The Art of Medieval Tapestry: Neither Minor nor Decorative”

Paul Williamson,
Victoria and Albert Museum

“Small but not Minor: The Case of Medieval Ivory Carvings”

Harald Wolter-von dem Knesebeck,
Universität Bonn

“Secular Art-Its Order and Importance”

Kim Woods,
Open University

“The Fortunes of Art in Alabaster: a Historiographical Analysis”