Talks by Members

Saskia C. Quené – (postponed)

“Between figure and ground. An introduction”, Conference “Zwischen Figur und Grund. Sehen in der Vormoderne”.

Beate Fricke – September 9th/10th, 2020

“Flotsam” , Conference  Material Culture in Transit – Bernisches Historisches Museum/Universität Bern.

Beate Fricke – April 22nd, 2020

“Miracles of Mediation”, Silsila-Center for Material Histories, New York – webinar.

Beate Fricke – March 12th/13th, 2020

“Color and Chaos”, Testing the Limits: Absence, Presence, and the Bounds of the Premodern Image, org. by Nancy Thebaut, Basel, Eikones.

Beate Fricke – March 10th, 2020

Color, Chaos, and the Four Elements – Forschungskolloquium zur Geschichte der vormodernen und modernen Welt, Universität Luzern.

Corinne Mühlemann – February 19th, 2020

“Was it made in the City of Baghdad? Allusions of “Baghdad Silks” in al-Andalus”,
Silsila: Center for Material Histories, NYU, New York.

Beate Fricke – February 12th, 2020

Color and Chaos, The Courtauld Institute, London – Medieval and Renaissance Forum.

Beate Fricke and Corinne Mühlemann – January 27th, 2020

“Niello and Lampas – Two Examples of how Craft Knowledge was transferred between Baghdad, al-Andalus and Northern Europe during 12th Century”. Conference on Dialogues in the Late Medieval Mediterranean: Methodological Encounters and (Dis)Encounters, Madrid, 2020. Cost-Action Islamic Legacy: Narratives East, West, South, North of the Meditarranean (1350-1750)

Corinne Mühlemann – December 12th, 2019

 
“Von al-Andalus nach St. Gallen – Die elf Siegelhüllen eines Ablassbriefes von 1333”, Vortragsreihe zur Jahresausstellung Otmar und Beata. Der erste Abt und die Welt des Stiftsarchivs St. Gallen, Stiftsarchiv St. Gallen.

Stefanie Lenk – October 24th, 2019

“A relief of the 5th century B.C. and its Christian re-use. A Crusader spolia in Bari?” Workshop Transforming the Past: The concept of object biographies, Universität Bern.

Beate Fricke – October 19th, 2019

“Horizont und Panorama”, Studientag Jerusalem in Scherzligen. 550 Jahre Scherzliger Passionspanorama. Kirche Scherzligen und Schloss Schadau, Thun.

Saskia C. Quené – October 17th, 2019

“Exhibiting lux et lumen. Towards new strategies for displaying medieval gold leaf”, Workshop at the Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris.

Corinne Mühlemann – September 19th, 2019

“Von al-Andalus nach St. Gallen – Die elf Siegelhüllen eines Ablassbriefes von 1333 im Stiftsarchiv St. Gallen”, Forum Kunst des Mittelalters (Panel 14: Schatzkammer Alpenraum. Zwischen weitreichender Verflechtung und Abgeschiedenheit)

Saskia C. Quené – September 19th, 2019

“Aura and Aurum. On form and material in the writings of Pavel Florensky and Walter Benjamin”, Forum Kunst des Mittelalters (Panel 15: Walter Benjamin und das Mittelalter)

Stefanie Lenk – August 30th, 2019 

“Widening Protestant Horizons: From Christian to global art collections in German theological faculties of the 19th and 20th centuries”, Colloquium Rauricum, Castellen.

Beate Fricke – June 12th-14th, 2019

“Silk, Stones, Slaves”. Workshop on Ecological Realism, organised by Lihong Liu, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florenz.

Theresa Holler – May 24th, 2019

“Drawing Plants and Weaving Flowers: The Bern Mille-fleur Tapestry as Herbaria”. Workshop Drawing and Weaving: Lines, Indexicality, and Transferring Knowledge in the Premodern World, Universität Bern. 

Meekyung MacMurdie – May 23rd, 2019

“Gridding the Sky: From point to line to form in The Book of Constellations”. Workshop Drawing and Weaving: Lines, Indexicality, and Transferring Knowledge in the Premodern World, Universität Bern. 

Meekyung MacMurdie – May 18th, 2019

(with Jesse Lockard) “Making Style History: Pattern Books and the Materiality of Comparative Aesthetics”. 9th Bern Research Camp on the Applied Arts, Universität Bern.

Meekyung MacMurdie – April 13th, 2019

“New Combinations: forming knowledge in The Book of Theriac”. Image, Ornament, Matter: A Symposium on their Limits and Intersections in the History of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Beate Fricke – April 11th, 2019

“Creation and Creativity in the Holkham Bible. Ingenuity in Early Modern art and science”. Conference Genius Before Romanticism: Ingenuity in Early Modern Art and Science, CRASSH, University of Cambridge.

Beate Fricke – February 15th, 2019

“Materie, cuius miratur turba decorem… Creation and creativity in the Holkham Bible”. Workshop Bild-Irritationen, FRIAS, Universität Freiburg. 

Beate Fricke – January 9th, 2019

“Creating Man. Depicting Natura, Idea, and Anima”. Internationale und interdisziplinäre Tagung Alanus ab Insulus und das europäische Mittelalter. DFG-Forschergruppe Natur in politischen Ordnungsentwürfen, Universität München.

Jess Bailey – December 17th, 2018

“Engendering war: drawing military conflict in the late middle ages”. Graduate Colloquium, Prof. Dr. David Ganz, Institute für Kunstgeschichte, Universität Zürich.

Saskia C. Quené – November 2nd, 2018

„Form follows material? Äquivokationen aus Gold und Licht bei Joe Ramirez“. Kunst und Material: Repräsentation, Stofflichkeit, Prozesse, SIK-ISEA Zürich.

Beate Fricke and Theresa Holler – October 11th, 2018

„Flora und Fauna im Bildrahmen – Effekt und Repräsentation. Zur Naturvorstellung bei Hrabanus Maurus“. Internationale Tagung Die Handschriften der Hofschule Kaiser Karls des Großen – individuelle Gestalt und europäisches Kulturerbe, Stadtbibliothek Trier.

Jess Bailey – October 6th, 2018

“Disability and Gendered Violence: bodies along the borders of armed conflict”. Permeable Bodies in Medieval and Early Modern Visual Culture, University College London.

Saskia C. Quené – September 27th, 2018

„Zwischen Geheimnis und Verrat: Die Pigmente des Judas Iskariot“, Lecture at the Berner Mittelalter Zentrum, Universität Bern.

Jess Bailey – June 4th, 2018

“Precarious Lines: violence, desire, and bodily difference in the long 15th century”. Swiss Doctoral Summer School for Art History, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Universität Zürich.

Theresa Holler – November 20th, 2018

„Informationsverarbeitung und Umkodierung medizinischen Wissens bei Petrarca“ Informationsverarbeitung in der Stadt des 12. bis 16. Jahrhunderts. Interdisziplinärer Methodenworkshop, Rom, Deutsches Historisches Institut und Bibliotheca Hertziana. 

Theresa Holler – May 10th, 2018

“Petrarch and Botany: A Discourse on Healing”. 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University. 

Saskia C. Quené – March 15th, 2018

„Zur Transformation des Goldgrundes: Licht und Gold in zwei Marienkrönungen des Fra Angelico“. Forum Kunstgeschichte Italiens, Freiburg. 

Saskia C. Quené – January 9th, 2018

„Von Gold getragen? Humus und Figura in den Madonnen dell’Umiltà des Fra Angelico“. Workshop Freie Universität Berlin, Kolleg-Forschergruppe BildEvidenz.