Session Title

The Cross in Medieval Art

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA)

Organizer Name

Beth Williamson

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Bristol

Presider Name

Beth Williamson

Paper Title 1

The Filigree Reliquary Cross: A Must-Have Object of the Beginning of the Thirteenth Century in the North of France and the Mosan Area?

Presenter 1 Name

Hélène Cambier

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. de Namur

Paper Title 2

Ecclesia and Synagoga on the "Wrong" Sides of the Cross at Chartres Cathedral

Presenter 2 Name

Jennifer Lyons

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Emory Univ.

Paper Title 3

Reconsidering the Monumental Crux Gemmata: Just How Real, and Just How Monumental?

Presenter 3 Name

Joseph Salvatore Ackley

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Columbia Univ.

Paper Title 4

Respondent

Presenter 4 Name

Maggie M. Williams

Presenter 4 Affiliation

William Paterson Univ./Material Collective

Start Date

14-5-2015 1:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 2016

Description

Recent art-historical research has brought us new understandings of the central symbol of Christianity, the Cross, in different places, at different times, in different media, and with different theoretical and conceptual foci. The Cross, its representations and significations, and the appearance and materiality of those representations, features in many areas of current research, but not often as a central subject to be dealt with thematically and comparatively. This session invites considerations of images depicting, representing or referring to the central symbol of Christianity, the Cross of Christ, in any media, and across the middle ages, from early to late. The aim of the session is to consider what can be gained at this particular moment in scholarship from a common concentration on the theme of the Cross. Speakers have been invited especially to consider their subject matter in light of theoretical perspectives that have been prominent in recent art-historical scholarship, such as (but not limited to) affect, emotion, movement, medium and materiality.

Beth Williamson

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May 14th, 1:30 PM

The Cross in Medieval Art

Fetzer 2016

Recent art-historical research has brought us new understandings of the central symbol of Christianity, the Cross, in different places, at different times, in different media, and with different theoretical and conceptual foci. The Cross, its representations and significations, and the appearance and materiality of those representations, features in many areas of current research, but not often as a central subject to be dealt with thematically and comparatively. This session invites considerations of images depicting, representing or referring to the central symbol of Christianity, the Cross of Christ, in any media, and across the middle ages, from early to late. The aim of the session is to consider what can be gained at this particular moment in scholarship from a common concentration on the theme of the Cross. Speakers have been invited especially to consider their subject matter in light of theoretical perspectives that have been prominent in recent art-historical scholarship, such as (but not limited to) affect, emotion, movement, medium and materiality.

Beth Williamson