Dr Jane Hawkes’s contribution to the scholarship of early medieval art has been particularly noteworthy: addressing Old English Literature, Art History, Archaeology, iconography, stone sculpture, exegesis, the institutional & cultural identities of Rome and Stone, cultural transfer between East & West, eschatology, the role of imagery and Medievalisms, to give a selection of her interests. This interdisciplinary symposium presents new voices who have been influenced by Jane’s contribution to scholarship, bringing together new research on a range of textual & visual material. Papers address the Insular world, the inheritance from late antique traditions & the wider medieval world in terms of material & cultural output; addressing how scholars & artists interpreted & (re)imagined Christian culture in Anglo-Saxon England – particularly though iconographic and exegetical milieu – in how these were viewed in their contemporary contexts & how they continued to spark intellectual engagement highlighting her invaluable contributions to the field as it stands & in creating new voices to continue the conversations around the Medieval.
Held at the University of York.
Organised by Dr Meg Boulton and Heidi Stoner
Saturday 20 June 2015
Registration and Welcome
Richard Bailey’s Opening Remarks
The Art of Art History: (Re)Viewing the Place of Anglo-Saxon Art
Carved in Stone: Sculpture in the Early Medieval Insular World
Visio divina: reading the cross in the Insular world
Recovering the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon Sculpture
To Write or not to Write, that is the Question: Considering the Evangelists as Scribes (or Not) in Insular Art in Insular Manuscript art.
The Stones of the Wall Will Cry Out: Lithic Emissaries and Marble Messengers in Andreas
Romanitas, Anglo-Saxon Sculpture and the Church of Santa Maria Antiqua
Wine Reception in the History of Art Department with Remarks by Liz Prettejohn, Head of Department
Sunday 21 June 2015
Strange Individuals or ‘Not Carving Christ’: Expressing the Narrative in Anglo-Saxon Ivory Iconography 700-975
A curiosity in the narrative pattern of the windows in the Chapter House of York Minster
Unmasking Meaning: Faces hidden and revealed in Early Anglo-Saxon England
Alcuin and the Rational Mind
Beyond aesthetics, decorative motifs of glass beads
The Fountain Sealed Up in the Garden Enclosed: A Vine Scroll at Kells
An Unusual Hell-Mouth in Bodleian Library MS Laud Misc. 752 (Laud Bible)
Devil in the Detail
Roundtable and Closing Remarks