Session Title

Treasured Objects from Archive to Altar: The Documentation and Display of Transcultural Networks II

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval Iberian Treasury in Context: Collections, Connections, and Representations on the Peninsula and Beyond

Organizer Name

Amanda W. Dotseth

Organizer Affiliation

Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist Univ.

Presider Name

Amanda W. Dotseth

Paper Title 1

Illuminating Metalwork: Treasuries in Books, Books as Treasuries

Presenter 1 Name

Shannon L. Wearing; Joseph Salvatore Ackley

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies; Wesleyan Univ.

Paper Title 2

Enshrining the Transcultural in Eleventh-Century Aragon

Presenter 2 Name

Julia Perratore

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Paper Title 3

Gendered Display? Glancing Sideways at Treasured Objects

Presenter 3 Name

Pierre Alain Mariaux

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. de Neuchâtel

Start Date

8-5-2020 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 2040

Description

This pair of sessions focuses on treasured objects in order to bring transcultural networks to the fore, shining a light on issues of relevance to both scholarship and society today. We address broad socio-cultural questions concerning the role of sumptuary collections as evidence of connections during the central Middle Ages, especially the multiple layers of contacts in medieval Christendom and Islam. The treasury at San Isidoro de León offers a comparative model for reading evidence over time, weighing the sometimes contradictory conclusions from documentary or visual sources against scientific analysis. Issues of display, usage, and audience are analyzed. Amanda W. Dotseth

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May 8th, 3:30 PM

Treasured Objects from Archive to Altar: The Documentation and Display of Transcultural Networks II

Fetzer 2040

This pair of sessions focuses on treasured objects in order to bring transcultural networks to the fore, shining a light on issues of relevance to both scholarship and society today. We address broad socio-cultural questions concerning the role of sumptuary collections as evidence of connections during the central Middle Ages, especially the multiple layers of contacts in medieval Christendom and Islam. The treasury at San Isidoro de León offers a comparative model for reading evidence over time, weighing the sometimes contradictory conclusions from documentary or visual sources against scientific analysis. Issues of display, usage, and audience are analyzed. Amanda W. Dotseth