Session Title

Moving Women, Moving Objects I

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA)

Organizer Name

Tracy Chapman Hamilton, Mariah Proctor-Tiffany

Organizer Affiliation

Sweet Briar College, California State Univ.-Long Beach

Presider Name

Tracy Chapman Hamilton, Mariah Proctor-Tiffany

Paper Title 1

Heresy, Conversion, and a Gift for a Queen: Raymond de Béziers’ Kalila (BnF MS Latin 8504) and Queen Jeanne de Navarre

Presenter 1 Name

Amanda Luyster

Presenter 1 Affiliation

College of the Holy Cross

Paper Title 2

Following the Path of a Late Medieval Illustrated Health Guide

Presenter 2 Name

Jennifer Borland

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Oklahoma State Univ.-Stillwater

Paper Title 3

Translatio and Translation in Jeanne II of Navarre’s Picture Bible (NYPL Spencer Coll. MS 22)

Presenter 3 Name

Julia Finch

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Morehead State Univ.

Start Date

17-5-2015 8:30 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1220

Description

As we examine medieval works of art like manuscripts, reliquaries, and jewels, today anchored and spotlighted in their museum vitrines, it is easy to imagine these sumptuous objects at rest in the hands of their original owners. But, in truth, they were in constant motion, and women were especially responsible for the movement of these works of art.

This panel seeks to enrich the discussion of women and their relationships with their objects that, in the area of non-book arts, remains relatively unexplored. Luscious objects were gifts that traveled lesser and greater distances, some imported in brides’ nuptial coffers and many more commissioned and used to unite women separated by their politically advantageous marriages. Sisters and mothers, grandmothers and aunts, daughters and cousins, as well as friends and allies, all exchanged works of art with shared stories and iconographies. These pieces were the tokens that served as tribute, the centerpieces of rituals and ceremonies, the precious keepsakes enjoyed in intimate places, and the markers of architectural spaces often also founded or endowed by these women.

Mariah Proctor-Tiffany and Tracy Chapman Hamilton

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May 17th, 8:30 AM

Moving Women, Moving Objects I

Schneider 1220

As we examine medieval works of art like manuscripts, reliquaries, and jewels, today anchored and spotlighted in their museum vitrines, it is easy to imagine these sumptuous objects at rest in the hands of their original owners. But, in truth, they were in constant motion, and women were especially responsible for the movement of these works of art.

This panel seeks to enrich the discussion of women and their relationships with their objects that, in the area of non-book arts, remains relatively unexplored. Luscious objects were gifts that traveled lesser and greater distances, some imported in brides’ nuptial coffers and many more commissioned and used to unite women separated by their politically advantageous marriages. Sisters and mothers, grandmothers and aunts, daughters and cousins, as well as friends and allies, all exchanged works of art with shared stories and iconographies. These pieces were the tokens that served as tribute, the centerpieces of rituals and ceremonies, the precious keepsakes enjoyed in intimate places, and the markers of architectural spaces often also founded or endowed by these women.

Mariah Proctor-Tiffany and Tracy Chapman Hamilton