Session Title

Buildings that Aren't Churches: The Wider Field of Medieval Architecture

Sponsoring Organization(s)

AVISTA: The Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science, and Art

Organizer Name

Maile S. Hutterer

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Oregon

Presider Name

Maile S. Hutterer

Paper Title 1

The Grand Master's Palace in Marienburg: New Research on the Most Modern Palace of the Late Middle Ages

Presenter 1 Name

Christofer Herrmann

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Technische Univ. Berlin

Paper Title 2

Biographies of Buildings: Unexpected Stories from Earlier Medieval Manors

Presenter 2 Name

Katherine Weikert

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Winchester

Paper Title 3

History in Stone: Visual Biography and Mythmaking in Ávila’s Medieval Walls

Presenter 3 Name

Hannah Maryan Thomson

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of California-Los Angeles

Start Date

9-5-2019 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 209

Description

The history of medieval architecture has often been defined by the study of churches, and to a lesser extent monasteries and other ecclesiastical buildings. To some degree, this scholarly emphasis stems from the uneven survival of medieval buildings types but it also comes from the traditional equation of the Middle Ages with Christianity. Churches, however, represent only a fraction of medieval structures. This session provides a forum to explore other building typologies and practices, from bridges and granaries to domestic architecture and city infrastructure. The session welcomes papers on subjects from Latin, Byzantine, and Islamicate contexts. Papers might consider particular case studies, construction techniques, questions of preservation and restoration, and broader questions of historical evidence and/or significance. This session especially seeks papers on aspects of medieval architecture that fall outside of traditional art historical study, but it also welcomes papers that consider the intersections between canonical and non-canonical subjects of inquiry. Maile S. Hutterer

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May 9th, 1:30 PM

Buildings that Aren't Churches: The Wider Field of Medieval Architecture

Bernhard 209

The history of medieval architecture has often been defined by the study of churches, and to a lesser extent monasteries and other ecclesiastical buildings. To some degree, this scholarly emphasis stems from the uneven survival of medieval buildings types but it also comes from the traditional equation of the Middle Ages with Christianity. Churches, however, represent only a fraction of medieval structures. This session provides a forum to explore other building typologies and practices, from bridges and granaries to domestic architecture and city infrastructure. The session welcomes papers on subjects from Latin, Byzantine, and Islamicate contexts. Papers might consider particular case studies, construction techniques, questions of preservation and restoration, and broader questions of historical evidence and/or significance. This session especially seeks papers on aspects of medieval architecture that fall outside of traditional art historical study, but it also welcomes papers that consider the intersections between canonical and non-canonical subjects of inquiry. Maile S. Hutterer