Objects of Memory, Memory of Objects. The Artworks as a Vehicle of the Past in the Middle Ages



Year of publication 2014
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The central topic of the international PhD student conference was artworks study that is intrinsically linked to the notion of memory. The aims were twofold: first of all to understand how icons, books, reliquaries and other artefacts became vehicles of meanings, meanings which are now mostly incomprehensible but must have been clear to its contemporary audience. Second, we aimed to understand how these objects could have changed the memory of the place in which they were preserved. With this goal in mind, we engaged in dialogue across a wide range of perspectives on the sense of memory transmitted by artworks. The essays in this book thus represent some of the perspectives by which an object can be seen in its historicity.
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