THe medieval art in theory conference

Friday 18 June 2010

10.00 – 17.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 9.30am)

stained glass window in Chartres Cathedral
Chartres Cathedral. Photo: S. Whatling

Speaker(s): Peter Bokody (Central European University, Budapest), Richard Braude (The Warburg Institute), Spike Bucklow (Hamilton Kerr Institute), Eleni Dimitriadou (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Margaret S. Graves (University of Edinburgh), Emily Gray (The Courtauld Institute of Art/British Museum), Jack Hartnell (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Cynthia Johnston (Keble College, Oxford), Joanna Milk (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Laura Veneskey (Northwestern University)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission but pre-booking is required. Please contact:

Organised by: Dr Laura Cleaver

The Medieval Art in Theory project aims to find new ways of interrogating familiar objects by considering medieval art and architecture in the light of modern theoretical discourses. This conference marks the culmination of the project for 2009-2010 and seeks to define new areas for research in 2010-2011. The first three sessions of this conference will revisit the themes of mise-en-abyme, framing, and mimesis covered in earlier workshops, building upon those discussions to probe these subjects in greater depth. All our speakers will apply elements of the theoretical discourses to particular case studies, drawn from a wide chronological and geographical span, and including a range of media. The final session will consider other theoretical approaches and their significance for art historical study, focusing on issues of material(s) and interpretation.

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