Jornadas Proyecto Tesoro. Resultados de la investigación interdisciplinar sobre el tesoro de San Isidoro de León

11-12 septiembre 2018 

San Isidoro de León, Sala del Pendón

La creación de un tesoro medieval ofrece un testigo material para desvelar los intereses, las posibilidades y las aspiraciones de quiénes lo establecieron. En el registro escrito queda constancia de los múltiples usos que las figuras regias hacían de sus tesoros en los siglos centrales de la Edad Media. Para los monarcas, un tesoro podía funcionar como una fuente de obsequios para los aliados, a los que ataban con lazos de obligación; posesiones de prestigio para la ostentación ante un público de élite; o reservas financieras que se podían despiezar en tiempos de necesidad. Tanto crónicas como documentos describen los vaivenes de los metales preciosos y los textiles bordados o tejidos con hilo de oro, dejando clara no solo la suma importancia que tenían para la representatividad regia y la eclesial sino también para la economía de los poderosos.

A pesar de su notable presencia en la documentación escrita, pocos tesoros medievales de la Península Ibérica han llegado a nuestros días en un estado más o menos intacto. Sin embargo en San Isidoro de León se puede analizar la realidad material de los marfiles, textiles y orfebrería así como el archivo conformado por documentos, crónicas y milagros que hacen referencia al tesoro. Por esta razón el tesoro de San Isidoro de León brinda una oportunidad singular para la investigación interdisciplinar y multicultural. Tanto por su riqueza en objetos como en fuentes escritas, la colección isidoriana brilla y nos ofrece un punto de partida para estudiar cuestiones amplias sobre el papel del arte suntuario en el reino de León-Castilla en los siglos XI-XII.

Con la participación de Therese Martin (CSIC, Madrid), Jitske Jasperse (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Amanda Dotseth (Meadows Museum of Art, Dallas), Nancy Wicker (University of Mississippi), Laura Rodríguez Peinado (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) y Ana Cabrera (Subdirección General de Museos/Marie S.-Curie Fellow).

Organiza: Therese Martin, IP, El tesoro medieval a través de fronteras y generaciones: el reino de León-Castilla en el contexto del intercambio islámico-cristiano, c. 1050-1200 (Proyecto Nacional de Excelencia, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, HAR2015-68614-P, 2016-2018)

Más información: therese.martin@cchs.csic.es

MEDhis is a consortium of scholars in the field of Mediterranean studies whose research centers on the social, cultural, artistic, and archaeological analysis of Western Christian, Islamic, Jewish and Byzantine interaction in medieval and early modern times, and in which the Mediterranean is accorded its widest possible geographic definition. MEDhis is particularly interested in methodological and historiographical concerns related to all forms of exchange and its dynamics within the Mediterranean, the transmission of knowledge in the formation and transformation of its political, ideological and aesthetic languages, the role of institutions in the development of societies, and the agency of artifacts in religious, political, social, and economic contexts.

The participating scholars subscribe to the argument that cross-cultural research has the possibility to open new doors to a broader understanding of both the past and the present. Just as the cultures of the Mediterranean have been inextricably interrelated since the Middle Ages, so to comprehend them today, they must be examined as part of a greater overall milieu. Each scholar within the MEDhis consortium contributes research that makes comparisons across societies, religions, chronologies, or geographies in order to shine a light on patterns of similarities while revealing significant distinctions. By hosting research seminars and encouraging scholarly interchange, MEDhis aims to contribute to the breaking down of artificial barriers constructed by disciplinary or dialectical differences.

„Spain is different“!? Nationalism and Identity between Antiquity and Today

Jornada de estudio organizada por la Universidad de Huelva y la Universidad de Hamburgo en colaboración con la Landeszentrale für politische Bildung, la Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky y la Fundación Alexander von Humboldt (Anneliese Maier Award 2014, PI Maribel Fierro Bello, “Practicing knowledge in Islamic societies and their neighbours”).

Hora y lugar
28.06.2018; jueves, 9 – 20 horas; Von-Melle-Park 3, 20146 Hamburg, sala de conferencias en la primera planta

Más información y programa detallado:

http://www.toletum-network.com/es/aktivitaten/spain-is-different-nationalism-and-identity-between-antiquity-and-today/

 

 

Coord.: Sandro CAROCCI (Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”), Laurent FELLER (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Pascual MARTÍNEZ SOPENA (Universidad de Valladolid), Ana RODRÍGUEZ (Instituto de Historia-CCHS-CSIC, Madrid)

Org.: École des hautes études hispaniques et ibériques (Casa de Velázquez, Madrid), École française de Rome, UMR 8589 (LAMOP, Paris), Instituto de Historia-CCHS/CSIC (Madrid)

Col.: Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Universidad de Valladolid, European Research Council – Advanced Grant. Project Petrifying Wealth

Para más información:

https://www.casadevelazquez.org/es/investigacion/agenda/novedad/empobrecimiento/

Department of Art History, University of Vienna, 02. - 03.11.2018
Deadline: Jun 1, 2018

Crossing Rivers in Byzantium and Beyond

“It is always dramatic to cross a frontier, even though the frontier is only a brook”
(V. S. Pritchett, Geographical Magazine, December, 1942)

This workshop is organized as part of the project “Byzantine Stone Bridges: Material Evidence and Cultural Meaning,” managed by Dr. Galina Fingarova at the Department of Art History of the University of Vienna. It is generously funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Elise-Richter-Program. For further information, see http://bridges.univie.ac.at/.

This project focuses on a long-overlooked aspect of architectural and cultural history – Byzantine stone bridges. It investigates the particularities of this type of architectural monuments built from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries on territories under imperial Byzantine rule. It addresses the following enquiries: 1) reconstructing the significance of Byzantine stone bridges in the context of architectural history by analyzing the structural and technical innovations that are evident in the preserved monuments; and 2) understanding the importance of bridges as sources for a Byzantine cultural and social history, in particular, on a political, symbolic, and metaphorical level.

This workshop will expand on the project’s research questions and methodological approaches by placing these in a broader context. The workshop encourages an interdisciplinary discourse on the unique characteristic of rivers to define territories and boundaries and on their crossing as a means of connection in a real and figurative sense. It seeks to transcend both the territorial and chronological limits of the Byzantine Empire.

Confirmed Keynote: Professor Jim Crow (University of Edinburgh)

Scholars working in the fields of Roman, Late Antique, Byzantine, Medieval, Ottoman, and Middle Eastern Studies
are invited to submit proposals for 20-minute papers connected with but not limited to the following topics:
• Riverine landscapes;
• River crossings as political, social, military, or commercial events;
• Urban and rural communities on and along rivers;
• Architectural and engineering achievements in hydrology;
• Ford and ferry;
• Pontoon, wooden, and stone bridges;
• Related structures such as aqueducts, mills, etc.;
• Mythological and religious aspects of river crossings;
• Emotional experiences at or traversing rivers.

Please send proposals of no more than 300 words, including a title and an abstract, together with a short CV to Dr. Galina Fingarova (galina.fingarova@univie.ac.at) by June 1, 2018.

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Crossing Rivers in Byzantium and Beyond (Vienna, 2-3 Nov 18). In: ArtHist.net, Apr 14, 2018. <https://arthist.net/archive/17862>.

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