History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland: H-WRBI 2013 Conference – Materializing the Spirit
Die diesjährige H-WRBI-Konferenz (History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland) findet vom 5. bis 7. September 2013 in London statt:
H-WRBI 2013 Conference – Materializing the Spirit: Spaces, Objects & Art in the Cultures of Female Religion
Materializing the Spirit: Spaces, Objects & Art in the Cultures of Female Religion
H-WRBI Conference 2013
The devotional and vocational activities of women religious sculpted the physical space and artistic outputs of religious houses in unique ways. This conference will explore the creative output of women religious including but not limited to textiles and the decorative arts, illuminated manuscripts and printed books, women’s patronage of painting and architecture, the commercial production of ecclesiastical textiles in the nineteenth century, production of liturgical and devotional art in recent periods, and the development of unique convent and institutional spaces by and for women religious.
The papers will emphasise the scholarly value of these under-researched and little known spaces and collections and also to raise awareness and discuss the threats that they face as communities decline, buildings close, artefacts and archives are dispersed. ‘Materializing the Spirit’ will take a broad and diverse view on what constitutes architecturaland material culture, emphasizing the conception, production, and meanings of the many material outputs of convents and monasteries. Participants include Tim Knox, Helen Hills, and Emily Gee.
Keynote speakers are textile historian Mary Schoeser and medievalist Julian Luxford.
The conference also includes a private tour of the V&A galleries with Tessa Murdoch, a renowned curator with extensive knowledge of women religious and visual culture. The tour will take place from 2.00-3.30pm on Thursday 5 September. The event is free with conference registration, and places are limited. Please use this Eventbrite page to book your place!
The 2013 HWRBI conference is convened by Kate Jordan (The Bartlett, UCL) and Ayla Lepine (Yale)
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