Session Title

Signs of Identity, Marks of Otherness: New Approaches to Visual Culture II

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Centre d'études supérieures de civilisation médiévale (CESCM); International Medieval Society, Paris

Organizer Name

Vincent Debiais

Organizer Affiliation

Centre d’études supérieures de civilisation médiévale

Presider Name

Steven Isaac

Presider Affiliation

Longwood Univ.

Paper Title 1

Inscribed Capitals in French Romanesque Cloisters: Monastic Identity and Bounding Space

Presenter 1 Name

Kristine Tanton

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of California-Los Angeles

Paper Title 2

Mitre, Crozier, and Ring: Representations of Benedictine Abbots in the Late Middle Ages

Presenter 2 Name

Anne Heath

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Hope College

Paper Title 3

Think the Other through the Image: Anti-Jewish Discourse in the Medieval Manuscript

Presenter 3 Name

Pamela Nourrigeon (Edwards Memorial Travel Award Winner)

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. de Poitiers

Paper Title 4

The Construction of the Identity of Islamic Societies throughout the Arts: Encounters and Confrontations in Late Medieval Mediterranean (Twelfth-Fifteenth Centuries)

Presenter 4 Name

María Marcos Cobaleda

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Instituto de Estudos Medievais, Univ. Nova de Lisboa

Start Date

13-5-2017 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1340

Description

This session, which is proposed in coordination with the Centre d’études supérieures de civilisation médiévale de Poitiers and the International Medieval Society-Paris will explore new avenues of research on visual signs marking the identity of social, religious, and political groups in different spaces (real or imaginary), and the ways in which these groups distinguished themselves. Recent advances in the auxiliary sciences, which take into account social phenomena in the origin, creation and usage of systems of signs, permit us to revisit questions posed by emblems, armor, inscriptions, and images that mark the landscape and establish hierarchical spaces, both separate and connected. In the dialectic of inclusion/exclusion, signs become references of identity included, integrated, claimed or rejected in reaction to historical circumstances and power relations. This session brings together specialists from different disciplines to explore how visual signs work in real spaces, such as cities, monasteries, and castles; and literary spaces where such signs appear frequently in motifs and narratives.

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May 13th, 3:30 PM

Signs of Identity, Marks of Otherness: New Approaches to Visual Culture II

Schneider 1340

This session, which is proposed in coordination with the Centre d’études supérieures de civilisation médiévale de Poitiers and the International Medieval Society-Paris will explore new avenues of research on visual signs marking the identity of social, religious, and political groups in different spaces (real or imaginary), and the ways in which these groups distinguished themselves. Recent advances in the auxiliary sciences, which take into account social phenomena in the origin, creation and usage of systems of signs, permit us to revisit questions posed by emblems, armor, inscriptions, and images that mark the landscape and establish hierarchical spaces, both separate and connected. In the dialectic of inclusion/exclusion, signs become references of identity included, integrated, claimed or rejected in reaction to historical circumstances and power relations. This session brings together specialists from different disciplines to explore how visual signs work in real spaces, such as cities, monasteries, and castles; and literary spaces where such signs appear frequently in motifs and narratives.

vincent debiais