Conference Papers

Sensory Agency and Multimodal Reception of Art in the European Middle Ages

2024

May

Zuleika Murat

Sensory Agency and Multimodal Reception of Art in the European Middle Ages, paper to be presented at Universität Bern, Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities, at the workshop “Multisensory production and reception of artefacts in historic perspective” on 22 May 2024.

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Touching the Ears, the Eyes, and the Soul: Sensory Experiences in Late Medieval Preaching in the Low Countries

2023

November

Pieter Boonstra

Touching the Ears, the Eyes, and the Soul: Sensory Experiences in Late Medieval Preaching in the Low Countries, paper to be presented at INOX, University of Sheffield, at the Conference “Senses, Emotions and Experience in the History of Education” on 17 November 2023.

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Materiality, Memory and Devotion in the Medieval World (12th-15th c.)

2023

September

Micol Long

Materiality, Memory and Devotion in the Medieval World (12th-15th c.), paper to be presented in  the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminar Series on 15 September 2023.

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Knowing by Touching, Touching for Knowing. Haptic Experiences of Objects in the Spiritual Practices of Medieval Religious Communities

2023

June

Zuleika Murat

Knowing by Touching, Touching for Knowing. Haptic Experiences of Objects in the Spiritual Practices of Medieval Religious Communities, paper presented at the international conference “(Er-)leben von Spiritualität. Die fünf Sinne in religiösen Gemeinschaften des Mittelalters”, held (in-person) at the Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, Heidelberg, Deutschland (14-16 June 2023). 

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Nuns’ Bodily and Sensory Experiences. The rituals of Holy Week in Lichtenthal, between shared performance and individual meditative practices

2023

May

Davide Tramarin

Nuns’ Bodily and Sensory Experiences. The rituals of Holy Week in Lichtenthal, between shared performance and individual meditative practices, paper presented at the NetMAR international conference “Rituals of Gender Staging and Performance in the Middle Ages”, which took place (in-person) at the University of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany (3-4 May 2023). 

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Mind, Body and the Environment in Some Twelfth Century Augustinian Authors From Paris to Scandinavia

2023

May

Micol Long

Mind, Body and the Environment in Some Twelfth Century Augustinian Authors From Paris to Scandinavia, paper to be presented at the third workshop of the series The Order of St Victor in Medieval Scandinavia, entitled Victorine and Augustinian Influences in the North-East (Aula Magna, Stockholm University, 25–26 May 2023).

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Performative Rites and Sensory Experiences: Practices of Dressing and Undressing Religious Images in Sacred and Secular Environments

2023

May

Zuleika Murat

Performative Rites and Sensory Experiences: Practices of Dressing and Undressing Religious Images in Sacred and Secular Environments, paper presented at the international workshop “Art and Lived Religion: 800-1800”, which took place (in-person) at the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the History of Experiences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland (9-11 May 2023).

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Conceptualizing Kinesthesia as A Sense: Its Significance for Religious Experience in 12th & 13th Century Cloisters

2023

April

Micol Long

Conceptualizing Kinesthesia as A Sense: Its Significance for Religious Experience in 12th & 13th Century Cloisters, paper presented on April 25 at the international conference “The Senses: Present Issues, Past Perspectives”, which will take place (in-person) at Monte Verità in Switzerland from Sunday 23 April to Wednesday 26 April 2023. This workshop, organized by Annette Kern-Stähler, Elizabeth Robertson, Will Brockbank, and Hannah Piercy, is funded by the Congressi Stefano Franscini/ETH Zurich, the SNSF, and the Burgergemeinde.

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Embodiment and the Senses in the Devotional Practices of Medieval Children

2023

March

Zuleika Murat

Embodiment and the Senses in the Devotional Practices of Medieval Children, paper presented at the Warwick History of Art Research Seminar Series, University of Warwick (online event), 8 march 2023.

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Simulating the Body of Christ: Poly-Material Crucifixes from Italy and the Iberian Peninsula (14th-Century)

2022

November

Sara Carreño

Carla Bino (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)

Simulating the Body of Christ: Poly-Material Crucifixes from Italy and the Iberian Peninsula (14th-Century), paper presented at the conference “Sculptures polymatérielles du Moyen Âge et de la Renaissance en Europe et dans le bassin méditerranéen (v. 1200-1500)”, at Université de Picardie Jules Verne (Amiens), 10 november 2022.

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Scenting the Blood of Christ: Material and Immaterial Aspects of Eucharistic Devotion in Late Medieval Venice

2022

October

Zuleika Murat

Scenting the Blood of Christ: Material and Immaterial Aspects of Eucharistic Devotion in Late Medieval Venicepaper presented at the conference “Performance, Perception and Devotional Experience in Medieval Sacred Spaces”, Universitat de Barcelona – Università degli Studi di Padova – Università degli Studi di Bologna, Barcelona, 13 October 2022

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Tactile Discourse: Material Transmission of Theological Ideas in 14th-Century Castile

2022

October

Sara Carreño

Tactile Discourse: Material Transmission of Theological Ideas in 14th-Century Castile, paper presented at the conference “Performance, Perception, and Devotional Experience in Medieval Sacred Spaces”, at Universitat de Barcelona,  13 October 2022.

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Liturgical Combs or Liturgical Use of Combs? An Evaluation of Textual and Material Evidence, 10th-13th century

2022

October

Micol Long

Liturgical Combs or Liturgical Use of Combs? An Evaluation of Textual and Material Evidence, 10th-13th centurypaper presented at the conference “Performance, Perception and Devotional Experience in Medieval Sacred Spaces”, Universitat de Barcelona – Università degli Studi di Padova – Università degli Studi di Bologna, Barcelona, 13 October 2022

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Sensing the Saint, Experiencing the Resurrection: The Shrine of Saint Lazarus in Autun

2022

October

Valentina Baradel

Sensing the Saint, Experiencing the Resurrection: The Shrine of Saint Lazarus in Autunpaper presented at the conference “Performance, Perception, and Devotional Experience in the Medieval Sacred Spaces”, Universitat de Barcelona – Università degli Studi di Padova – Università degli Studi di Bologna, Barcelona, 13 October 2022.

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The Death of Christ in German Nunneries: Liturgical Spaces and Sensorial Dynamics

2022 

October

Davide Tramarin

The Death of Christ in German Nunneries: Liturgical Spaces and Sensorial Dynamicspaper presented at the conference “Performance, Perception, and Devotional Experience in the Medieval Sacred Spaces”, Universitat de Barcelona – Università degli Studi di Padova – Università degli Studi di Bologna, Barcelona, 13 October 2022.

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The Healing Power of Touch: Gestures, Objects, and Rituals of Salvation

2022

September

Zuleika Murat

The Healing Power of Touch: Gestures, Objects, and Rituals of Salvation, paper presented at the conference “Forum Kunst des Mittelalters. Sinne/Senses”, Deutsche Verein für Kunstwissenschaft, Frankfurt am Main, 28 September 2022.

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Children in Medieval Christianity: Embodiment and the Senses in Liturgies, Rituals, and Prayers

2022

September

Zuleika Murat

Children in Medieval Christianity: Embodiment and the Senses in Liturgies, Rituals, and Prayerspaper presented at the conference “The Role of the Senses in Medieval Liturgies and Rituals”, Università degli Studi di Padova, Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali, Padua 22 September 2022.

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Performances of Contrition and Compassion? An Inquiry Into the Development of a Medieval Ritual of Confession in the 13th Century

2022

September

Micol Long

Performances of Contrition and Compassion? An Inquiry Into the Development of a Medieval Ritual of Confession in the 13th Century, paper presented at the conference “The Role of the Senses in Medieval Liturgies and Rituals”, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua, 22 September 2022.

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Bodily Interactions and Sensorial Engagement in the Performative Rites of Late-Medieval Santiago de Compostela

2022

September

Sara Carreño

Bodily Interactions and Sensorial Engagement in the Performative Rites of Late-Medieval Santiago de Compostela, paper presented at the conference “The Role of the Senses in Medieval Liturgies and Rituals”, at Università degli Studi di Padova, 21 September 2022.

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“Un bien petit livret d’oroisons”. Sight, Sound and Touch in the “Hours of Jeanne d’Evreux”

2022

September

Valentina Baradel

“Un bien petit livret d’oroisons”. Sight, Sound and Touch in the “Hours of Jeanne d’Evreux”paper presented at the conference “The Role of the Senses in Medieval Liturgies and Rituals”, Università degli Studi di Padova, Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali, Padua, 21 September 2022.

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El arte medieval a través de los sentidos: una aproximación sensorial a la cultura material de la Baja Edad Media

2022

July

Sara Carreño

El arte medieval a través de los sentidos: una aproximación sensorial a la cultura material de la Baja Edad Media, paper presented at the conference “MEDIEVO 5.0: Videojuegos, cine y tecnologización en el arte medieval”, at Universidad de León, 1 July 2022.

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Evvi un odore mirabile, che ne pigliai devozione grandissima: corpi santi e casse reliquiario a Venezia fra XII e XV secolo

2022

May

Zuleika Murat

Evvi un odore mirabile, che ne pigliai devozione grandissima: corpi santi e casse reliquiario a Venezia fra XII e XV secolo, paper presented at the conference “Corpi santi e reliquiari in Italia dal XIII al XIX secolo”, Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, 18 May 2022.

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‘When the Bell Flies to Rome’. The Sounds of Darkness and the Liturgy of Tenebrae in the Middle Ages

2022

May

Valentina Baradel

‘When the Bell Flies to Rome’. The Sounds of Darkness and the Liturgy of Tenebrae in the Middle Ages, paper presented at the conference “Rhythms and Resonances. Sounding Objects in the Middle Ages”, DFK – Deutsches Forum Für Kunstgeschichte/Centre Allemand d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris, 18 May 2022.

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Medieval Performances at the Finis Terrae: Liturgical Dramatisations and Images in Galicia (Iberian Peninsula)

2022

May

Sara Carreño

Medieval Performances at the Finis Terrae: Liturgical Dramatisations and Images in Galicia (Iberian Peninsula), paper presented online at the “57th International Congress on Medieval Studies – Kalamazoo”, hosted by the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University. Session: ‘Performance in the Global Middle Ages’, organised by Christopher Swift (New York City College of Technology, CUNY) and sponsored by Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS). 9 May 2022.

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Doni di oggetti personali come strategia comunicativa dell’élite religiosa nel pieno Medioevo

2022

April

Micol Long

Doni di oggetti personali come strategia comunicativa dell’élite religiosa nel pieno Medioevo, paper presented in the seminar series of the MOHU – Centre for Advanced Studies in Mobility & Humanities, Università di Padova, Padua, 27 april 2022.

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Sensory Impairment and the Experience of Early Modern Art

2022

April

Zuleika Murat

Sensory Impairment and the Experience of Early Modern Art, paper presented at the panel “Sensory Experiences and Early Modern Objects”, 68 Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Dublin, 2 April 2022.

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L’otium monastique entre méditation et création littéraire d’après les témoignages de membres de l’élite monastique du onzième et douzième siècle

2022

March

Micol Long

L’otium monastique entre méditation et création littéraire d’après les témoignages de membres de l’élite monastique du onzième et douzième siècle, paper presented at the conference “Les intellectuels travaillent-ils (2) ? L’otium de l’Antiquité à l’époque moderne”, Centre TELEMMe (Temps, espaces, langages, Europe méridionale, Méditerranée), Université d’Aix-Marseille/ CNRS, 18 March 2022

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Luci, suoni, profumi: l’immaterialità della devozione nel medioevo europeo

2021

December

Zuleika Murat

Luci, suoni, profumi: l’immaterialità della devozione nel medioevo europeo, paper presented at the conference “Oltre la vista: ‘sentire’ le immagini”, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Dipartimento delle Arti, Bologna, 21 December 2021.

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Hidden invitations. On the use of the notion of affordance to study medieval gift-giving

2021

November

Micol Long

Hidden invitations. On the use of the notion of affordance to study medieval gift-giving, paper presented at the Symposium “The Cognitive Turn in History”, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Nederland), November 5, 2021.

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Percezione, memoria, e citazione: il ruolo dei sensi nelle pratiche spirituali del medioevo europeo

2021

October

Zuleika Murat

Percezione, memoria, e citazione: il ruolo dei sensi nelle pratiche spirituali del medioevo europeo, paper presented at the doctoral seminar cycle “Memoria e citazione”, Università degli Studi di Padova, Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali, Padua, 25 October 2021.

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Sensing the Ritual: Performances, Miracles, and Wonders in 14th-century Venetian Wood Caskets

2021

October

Zuleika Murat

Sensing the Ritual: Performances, Miracles, and Wonders in 14th-century Venetian Wood Caskets, paper presented at the conference “Pré-former/Performer. Sources et catégories pour l’étude de la performance et rituel (Moyen Âge et première Modernité)”, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Nouve, 6 October 2021.

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Materiality, Naturalism, and Animation in the 14th-century Santos Cristos of Ourense and Fisterra (Galicia)

2021

September

Sara Carreño

Materiality, Naturalism, and Animation in the 14th-century Santos Cristos of Ourense and Fisterra (Galicia), paper presented at the conference “What Does Animation Mean in the Middle Ages? Theoretical and Historical Approaches”, 17 September 2021.

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