CONFERENCE:

CONFERENCE: "Visualizing the Other in Late Medieval and Early Modern Art (1300–1550)" (Ostrava 14-16.11.2019)

Place Faculty of Social Science at Ceskobratrska street 16, Ostrava, CZECH REPUBLIC
Organizer Faculty of Arts, University of Ostrava
More info https://ff.osu.eu/viv/23455/international-conference-visualizing-the-other-in-the-late-medieval-and-early-modern-art-1300-1550/

The University of Ostrava and the Vivarium – Centre for Research of the Medieval Society and Culture invites art historians, historians, philosophers and cultural anthropologists to participate in the international conference Visualizing the Other in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Art (1300–1550). As Medieval Europe was ethnically and religiously diverse, we seek papers exploring the artistic, architectural, and linguistic evidence for the social, cultural, and political integration of ethnically and religiously diverse communities.

Programme:

Thursday 14 November
10:00 REGISTRATION
10:30 WELCOME
11:00 CONSTRUCTING AND NARRATING THE OTHERNESS
Gerhard Jaritz (Central European University, Budapest) —Constructing Good and Bad Others in Context-bound Late Medieval Visual Culture
David Radek (Silesian University, Opava)—The Heretics as the Devil’s Servants: The Construction of Religious Otherness within the Silesian Narrative Sources of Late Middle Ages
11:45 COFFEE BREAK
12:00 Michaela Vašíčková (Masaryk University, Brno) —Depiction of the Other in Late-medieval Czech Polemical Writings, and its Verbal and Visual Aspects
Paul Srodecki (Christian Albrechts University in Kiel) —Between Inclusion and Exclusion: The Self and the Other in Humanistic Discourses in Renaissance Europe
13:00 LUNCH
14:00 SAME AND DIFFERENT: CHRISTIAN ART IN MEDIEVAL NORTH AFRICA
Magdalena Łaptaś (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw)—Introduction to Medieval Painting in Nubia
Stefan Jakobielski (Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw)—“A Dance for Princess Mary” and Arabic Influences on the 12th-century Nubian Art
15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:15 Iwona Zych (University of Warsaw)—The Arts and Crafts in Egyptian Monasteries of the Byzantine and Early Islamic Age
Magdalena Łaptaś (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw)—Nagmeldin Karamalla (University of Warsaw)—Black and White in Medieval Nubia: Human Skin Colour in Medieval Mural Paintings in Sudan
Hanna Rubinkowska-Anioł (University of Warsaw) —“Loving the Alien” in Traditional Ethiopian Painting
19:00 RECEPTION

Friday 15 November
09:15 THE “OTHER” SAINTS
Dragoş Gh. Năstăsoiu (National Research University, Moscow)—Ambivalence towards the Religious Other: Depicting St. Francis of Assisi and Franciscans in the Orthodox Churches of Venetian-ruled Crete
Magdalena Łanuszka (International Cultural Centre in Cracow)—Hirsute Mary Magdalene
10:15 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 Athanasios Semoglou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)—Saint Elesbaan: A Portrait of the Legendary Ethiopian Saint in Narthex of St. John the Prodromos Monastery in Serres, Greece
Mariya Tsymbalista (Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum, Lviv)—The City and the Desert, the Saint and the Sinful, the Local and the Foreigner visualized in Ukrainian Vitae Icons of Saint Paraskeva the Desert Woman from 15th to 16th century
11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:45 ENCLOSED DIVERSITY
Carla Sofia Ferreira Queirós (Polytechnic Institute
of Porto)—The Artistic-cultural View of the Portuguese Franciscan Convents and Monasteries in Early Modern Age: Mentality and Diversity
Ivan Gerát (Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava) —Intervals of Charity in the Liber depictus
12:45 COFFEE BREAK
13:00 Jennifer Vlcek Schurr (University of Glasgow) —Illustrating the Ostracised: The Depiction of Jews, Gentiles and Romans in the Passional of Abbess Cunegund
Daniela Rywiková (University of Ostrava)
—Gendered Heresy? Figura militis katholici and Frau Welt in the Franciscan Cloister in Brixen
Monika Brenišínová (Charles University, Prague) —Imperial Propaganda and Representation of Otherness in the Mural Paintings of Ixmiquilpan
14:30 LUNCH
15:00 INSTRUCTING THE SINFUL: TRANSGRESSIONS, WOMEN
AND PEOPLE ON THE EDGE
Jana Grollová (University of Ostrava)—The Other Servants of God: Beguines and Religious Women in Late Medieval Reformation Postils
Jan Dienstbier (Czech Academy of Science, Prague) —The Other Feminity: Old Hags Worse than Devil
Beata Możejko (University of Gdansk)—Woman, Sin
and Transgression: The Case from Late Medieval Gdansk
16:30 COFFEE BREAK
Ottó S. Gescer (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
—Attributes and Functions of the Lepers in Representations of St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Jan Odstrčilík (Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna)— Etiam si habeam uxorem habui etiam pellicem... Sin, Confession and Penitence in Early Modern Latin- -Japanese Confessional Guide of Diego Collado
19:00 SUPPER

Saturday 16 November
9:15 EAST AND WEST: COMMUNICATION, INFLUENCES AND REFLECTIONS
Abdul Rahman Chamseddine (Georgetown University in Qatar)—The Other; in the Eyes of a Medieval Muslim Knight
Maria Theisen (Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna)—The Paranatellonta Images of the Munich Wenceslas Manuscript (BSB Clm 826)
10:15 COFFEE BREAK
10:30 Ilja Rodov (Bar-Ilan University)—Visualizing the Same, Meaning Differently: Medieval Synagogue Arks versus Church Sacrament Houses
Marianne Ritsema van Eck (Leiden University) —Pagans, Infidels, and Heretics: Visualizations of Religious Otherness in Franciscan Texts on the Holy Land after c. 1480
11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:15 BETWEEN CULTURE, RELIGION AND ETHNICITY I
Élise Haddad (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris)—Representing Otherness in the Apocalypse in Late Medieval Spain
Angelica Aurora Montanari (University of Bologna) —Jews and Violence: The Miniatures of the Vernacular Translations of De Casibus Virorum Illustrium by Giovanni Boccaccio
Daniel Soukup (Czech Academy of Science, Prague)—Delicate Agony: Christian Iconography of Circumcision and its anti-Jewish Potential
13:00 LUNCH
14:00 BETWEEN CULTURE, RELIGION AND ETHNICITY II
Rémi Terryn (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)—Visualizing the Other in Early post- Byzantine Painting
Svitlana Olianina (The National Technical University of Ukraine, Kyiv)—The Ethnic Diversity of the “Others” in Ukrainian Religious Art of the 15th—17th century
Teresa Pac (University of Central Oklahoma) —Multiculturalism contesting the Other in Late Medieval Polish-Lithuanian Kingdom
15:30 Waldemar J. Deluga (University of Ostrava) —Conclusion