Royal Nunneries at the Center of Medieval Europe: Art, Architecture, Aesthetics 11th – 14th Centuries
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1 – 3 July 2021
The conference is dedicated to the art, architecture and material culture of female monasteries patronized by the ruling dynasties in medieval Europe between the 11th and the 14th centuries. This subset has been studied mostly within national academic schools resulting in separate parallel narratives of phenomena which in most cases were, in fact, related on a trans-regional scale thanks to dynastic and diplomatic connections, and also to female networks based on ties of faith and blood.
The meeting gathers scholars interested in both testing and transcending these historiographic borders and in challenging the interpretative scheme of a top-down oriented power structures in favour of a network perspective. The final aim is to detect and discuss artistic, architectural, and aesthetic discourses acting on a synchronic and diachronic scale across late medieval Europe.
This event takes place online on Zoom. Please register.
Royal Nunneries in the Czech Lands: Old and New Questions and Approaches
A Holy Abbess between Byzantium and the West: St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk as Monastic Founder and Saint
Beyond Naples. Fourteenth-Century Queens and their Clarissan Foundations in a Transregional Perspective
“Helisabet filia Stephani regis ungarorum illustris”: The Image of a Saintly Nun from the Arpad Dynasty as Reflected in the Dominican Sources (Fifteenth to Seventeenth Century)
The Architecture of the Dynastic Nunnery of Poor Clares in Stary Sącz and the Artistic Relations between Lesser Poland and Upper Rhine in the Early Fourteenth Century
Rome, Barons and Nunneries: Art, Architecture and Aesthetics in Convents in Medieval Latium
Function and Faith: Revisiting the Roles of Hospital, Church, Chapel and Oratory in the Convent of St. Francis, Prague
Fanning the Faith: Hohenburg Flabellum and the Visual Environment of Medieval Nunneries
“Congratulamini mihi omnes qui diligitis Dominum…” – The Monastery of Poor Clares in Wrocław and its Medieval Furnishing
Book Patronage and Spiritual Agendas in Angevin Naples: The Painted Breviaries of Two Poor Clares from the Corpus Domini Monastery
A Duel in the Abbey: Abbess Agnès and her Façade in the Abbaye aux Dames at Saintes
Agnes from Habsburg (ca. 1281–1364) and Her Franciscan Double Monastery in Königsfelden
Seeing Double in Odivelas: Nuns and Monks in the Monastery of St Denis, a Royal Pantheon in Medieval Portugal
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Updated: 17. 06. 2021