Conferences

51st International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI (May 12–15, 2016)

Ever mindful that we depend on the scholarship of medievalists in order to maintain the database for our researchers, the Index of Christian Art is sponsoring two sessions at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo that underscore this fruitful reciprocity. As we reassess how specific fields are used within our records, we are soliciting the input of scholars who are actively engaged with themes related to medieval iconography in the broadest sense of the term. Our first session explores the issues related to “program,” or the idea that an assemblage of images adheres to a conceptual unity governed by the explicit wishes of an individual or corporate patron. This panel will thus consider the advantages and limitations in using the notion of “program” as an interpretive approach. Our second session investigates the significance of ornament as a bearer of meaning, and our presenters will examine this concept as an iconographic element within works of medieval art.

May 15, 2016, 8:30 AM

Pardon our Dust: Reassessing Iconography at the Index of Christian Art I: Program

Session 508: Schneider 1145

Sponsor: Index of Christian Art, Princeton Univ.

Organizer: Catherine Fernandez, Princeton Univ.; Henry Schilb, Princeton Univ.

Presider: Catherine Fernandez

An Apocalyptic Program from Thirteenth-Century Salzburg

Ludovico Geymonat, Bibliotheca Hertziana/Univ. of Notre Dame

A Case for Program: Reading a New Spirituality across the Façade of a Castilian Parish Church

Elizabeth Lastra, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Complexity and Coherence in the Romanesque Portals of Aquitaine and Northern Spain

Julia Perratore, Metropolitan Museum of Art

May 15, 2016, 10:30 AM

Pardon our Dust: Reassessing Iconography at the Index of Christian Art II: Ornament

Session 536: Schneider 1145

Sponsor: Index of Christian Art, Princeton Univ.

Organizer: Catherine Fernandez, Princeton Univ.; Henry Schilb, Princeton Univ.

Presider: Henry Schilb

Matrix as Ornament: The Representation of Fictive Intaglios in Carolingian Manuscript Illumination

Catherine Fernandez

Expression and Ornament: The Mudejar Baptismal Fonts of Fifteenth-Century Toledo

Rachel Spradley, Southern Methodist Univ.

Borders Playing with the Viewer: The Emerson-White Hours

Melis Taner, Harvard Univ. (paper withdrawn)