Join ICMA in Kalamazoo for our sessions and receptions! 12 & 13 May 2016

Thursday 1:30 pm
Session 66 Schneider 1140
Picturing the Present: Structuring the Medieval Beholder’s Relation toward Time
Organizer: Armin Bergmeier, Univ. Leipzig; Andrew Griebeler, Univ. of California–Berkeley
Presider: Andrew Griebeler
The Present, the Future, and the Modern Preoccupation with the End of Time
Armin Bergmeier
The Fluent Boundaries of Built and Painted Space at the Papal Court of Avignon
Tanja Hinterholz, Univ. Salzburg                                       
Time-Based Media and Medieval Figuration
Beatrice Kitzinger, Princeton Univ.
Oracular Images and the Political Present in Twelfth-Century Constantinople
Benjamin Anderson, Cornell Univ.

Thursday 3:30pm
Session 120 Schneider 1225
Crossing the Hanseatic Threshold and Beyond: Making Connections in Medieval Art, ca. 1200–1500
Organizer: Lehti Mairike Keelmann, Univ. of Michigan–Ann Arbor; Laura Tillery, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Presider: Lehti Mairike Keelmann

Artists Abroad: The Dawn of Rhennish Gothic Ivory Carving
Dustin Aaron, Courtauld Institute of Art/Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Value of Reliquaries in the Hanseatic League
Andrew R. Sears, Univ. of California–Berkeley
From Distant Places to Mercantile Spaces: Late Medieval Altarpieces in Hanseatic Lübeck Laura Tillery

Thursday 7:30pm
Session 152, Fetzer 1005
Beatus: The Spanish Apocalypse (A Film Screening and Discussion)
Organizer: David Raizman, Drexel Univ.
Presider: David Raizman
A screening of the documentary film Beatus: The Spanish Apocalypse followed by a discussion with Murray Grigor, BBP Films, and Hamid Shams, MUSE Films and Television.

The documentary film "Beatus: The Spanish Apocalypse," directed and produced by Scottish documenatry filmmaker Murray Grigor and cinematographer Hamid Shams (BBP Films and MUSE Films and Television), is based upon the richly painted medieval manuscript tradition of the Apocalypse Commentary, written by the monk Beatus of Liébena in the late 8th century and surviving in more than 25 illuminated copies from the 10th through the early 13th centuries. The film includes extensive travel to numerous medieval sites in Spain, with dialogue, commentary, and reflection on the Beatus tradition and related aspects of the art of medieval Spain by scholar John Williams (University Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh), who passed away in early June 2015. It was John’s hope that this stunning film might be screened at the International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo where medievalists from all over the world might be able to see and enjoy it. In addition to the screening, the ICMA is sponsoring a session featuring papers by established and younger scholars devoted to the Beatus tradition and wider questions relating to the role of manuscripts in contexts both monastic and courtly.

Friday 10:00am                                                
Session 181 Fetzer 1010
Models and Copies, Masters and Pupils: New Work on Spanish Illuminated Manuscripts in Memory of John Williams
Organizer: David Raizman, Drexel Univ.
Presider: Therese Martin, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Copies, Originals, and the Impoverishment of Images
Robert A. Maxwell, Institute of Fine Arts, New York Univ.
Further Perspectives on “A Castilian Tradition of Bible Illustration”: Re-examining the Connection between the Bibles of San Isidoro de Leon (960 and 1162)
Ana Hernandez, Univ. Complutense de Madrid
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Seder: What the “HispanoMoresque” Haggadah Can Tell Us about Medieval Creativity
Julie A. Harris, Spertus Institute


7:30 p.m.
International Center of Medieval Art Student Committee
Bernhard Brown & Gold Room

9:00 p.m.
International Center of Medieval Art
Reception with cash bar
Bernhard Brown & Gold Roo