The ICMA is sponsoring a session and a reception at the Leeds International Medieval Congress on 4 July 2018. See below for details.
Session 1142: 11:15 - 12:45
Recollecting Medieval Artefacts: A Global Perspective
In 'Recollecting Medieval Artefacts' the focus is on objects that entice us to think about their invisibility to the human eye. The papers ask why and how these visually significant objects were hidden from sight, which memories they represented for their owners, whether their invisibility enhanced the objects' meaning, and how that invisibility impacts our modern interpretations. The session seeks new pathways of studying both lost and surviving objects and their inscriptions as sources that help us to understand global medieval practices of storing and concealing, together with modern ideas concerning retrieving and reconstructing the past.
Organized by Jitske Jasperse, Instituto de Historia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
Moderator: Wendelien A. W. Van Welie-Vink, Afdeling Kunst- en cultuurwetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Texts from Tombs: Buried Biography in Medieval China and Its Reception in Modern Times
Timothy Davis, Independent Scholar, Utah
Buried Coins and Seals: Making the Invisible Visible?
Jitske Jasperse, Instituto de Historia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid
Hidden Presence: Miracle-Working Objects in Medieval Buildings
Minou Schraven, Department of Humanities, Amsterdam University College
Please join us for a wine reception at:
Michael Sadler Building- Room LG.19
7pm-10pm, Wednesday 4 July