CONGRESS CANCELED Violating Sacred Space

Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University

Description

Sacred space is so often defined by its possible violation -- examples of which abound in the Middle Ages. The martyrdom of Saint Nicaise, killed in his church by Vandals, is preserved in narrative and art. In Bokenham's "Life of Saint Margaret," the saint complains that her relics have been abandoned in churches destroyed by conflict and neglect. Through the wonderful submissions of our four panelists, we hope to further examine the tension between the secure and pure sacred space and the violated.

Kristen Herdman

 
May 7th, 3:30 PM

CONGRESS CANCELED Violating Sacred Space

Schneider 1145

Sacred space is so often defined by its possible violation -- examples of which abound in the Middle Ages. The martyrdom of Saint Nicaise, killed in his church by Vandals, is preserved in narrative and art. In Bokenham's "Life of Saint Margaret," the saint complains that her relics have been abandoned in churches destroyed by conflict and neglect. Through the wonderful submissions of our four panelists, we hope to further examine the tension between the secure and pure sacred space and the violated.

Kristen Herdman