16th Annual Medieval postgraduate colloquium



The Medieval Copy

Saturday 5 February 2011

10.00 - 17.40, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 9.30)



bronze badge with face in centre and wording around
Veronica pilgrim badge, 15th century (Image copyright Museum of London)




Speaker(s): Sarah J. Biggs (The Courtauld Institute of Art / British Library); Michael Carter (The Courtauld Institute of Art); Benedetta Chiesi (University of Florence / Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz); Sonja Drimmer (Columbia University); Alison Harpur (University College London); Ana Hernández Ferreirós (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela); Nicola Jennings (The Courtauld Institute of Art); Cyndy Johnston (SAS, IES, University of London); Alisa Koonce (Trinity College, Cambridge); Emily Price (University of Michigan); Lyndsey Smith (University of York); Federica Volpera (University of Florence)

Ticket/entry details: Admission free, all welcome. No booking is necessary

Organised by: Jessica Berenbeim (jessica.berenbeim@courtauld.ac.uk) and other Medieval postgraduate students


Copies, mass-production, emulation, and originality have been significant and problematic concepts for the reception of medieval art and architecture in both its academic study and popular understanding.  They continue to exert their influence on perceptions and scholarship, particularly in functioning as commonplaces for periodization, and in privileging the ‘original’ and ‘originality’.  This colloquium aims to balance such tendencies, bringing together approaches from a broad range of sources both to the idea of imitation and to the study of individual works that involve emulation, reproduction, and mass-production.


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