Session Title

Narrative Geographies of Medieval Architecture II: Sacred Topography

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Gillian B. Elliott

Organizer Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Presider Name

Anne Heath

Presider Affiliation

Hope College

Paper Title 1

Do You Believe in Magic? Unorthodox Devotion at San Miguel de Gormaz

Presenter 1 Name

Kelly Watt

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Washburn Univ.

Paper Title 2

Narratives of Creation/Re-Creation and Spiritual Pilgrimage as Overt and Veiled Architectural Expression of Christian Temporal, Eschatological, and Allegorical Themes at San Miniato al Monte, Florence

Presenter 2 Name

John Kendall Hopkins

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Paper Title 3

A Holy Hole, Anglo-Saxon Bones, and a Jerusalem Chapel: Redefining Sacred Geography at Winchester Cathedral in the Twelfth Century

Presenter 3 Name

Laura J. Whatley

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Auburn Univ.-Montgomery

Start Date

11-5-2018 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 2335

Description

This session will explore the agency of movement within the built environment across Europe and the Mediterranean in the period 1000-1450. We seek to consider how individuals and/or social groups generated narratives of meaning derived from where and how they traversed space. Meaning could be an established program based on the dominant iconographical or liturgical themes projected within the space, or be an alternative reading generated on a pattern of movement that goes against, or in addition to, an "official" narrative. Such narratives might result from the encounter between a public place and a person's individual histories. Narrative geographies could be studied at one particular historical moment, or be one that develops over generations, thereby layering meaning over time. Speakers might consider spaces for liturgical processions, sacred dramas, political or governmental assemblies, legal pronouncements, public punishments, or royal celebrations. Innovative methodologies and technologies are particularly welcome.

Gillian Elliott and Anne Heath

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May 11th, 3:30 PM

Narrative Geographies of Medieval Architecture II: Sacred Topography

Schneider 2335

This session will explore the agency of movement within the built environment across Europe and the Mediterranean in the period 1000-1450. We seek to consider how individuals and/or social groups generated narratives of meaning derived from where and how they traversed space. Meaning could be an established program based on the dominant iconographical or liturgical themes projected within the space, or be an alternative reading generated on a pattern of movement that goes against, or in addition to, an "official" narrative. Such narratives might result from the encounter between a public place and a person's individual histories. Narrative geographies could be studied at one particular historical moment, or be one that develops over generations, thereby layering meaning over time. Speakers might consider spaces for liturgical processions, sacred dramas, political or governmental assemblies, legal pronouncements, public punishments, or royal celebrations. Innovative methodologies and technologies are particularly welcome.

Gillian Elliott and Anne Heath