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Attend: “The Medieval Iberian Treasury in the Context of Muslim-Christian Interchange” (19-20 May: Princeton)

The Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University presents, “The Medieval Iberian Treasury in the Context of Muslim-Christian Interchange,” to be held on 19-20 May 2017 at Princeton University in the Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room 399.


Friday 19 May

1.00-1.30 Pamela Patton and Therese Martin, Welcome
Beatrice Kitzinger, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University
Opening Remarks: “The Treasury, a Material Witness to Long-Distance Contact and Pivot Point for Interdisciplinary Exchange”

1.30-2.00 Therese Martin, Instituto de Historia, CSIC
“Ivory Assemblage as Visual Metaphor: The Beatitudes Casket in Context”

2.00-2.30 Eduardo Manzano, Instituto de Historia, CSIC
“Beyond the Year 900: The ‘Iron Century’ or an Era of Silk?”

3.30-4.00 Ana Cabrera, Victoria and Albert Museum, London/Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, Madrid
“Medieval Textiles in León: Material Culture and the Challenges of Conservation”

4.00-4.30 María Judith Feliciano, Independent Scholar and Director, Medieval Textiles in Iberia and the Mediterranean
“Medieval Textiles in León in the Iberian and Mediterranean Context: Towards a Cultural History”

5.00-5.30 Ana Rodríguez, Instituto de Historia, CSIC
“Narrating the Treasury: What Medieval Iberian Chronicles Choose to Tell Us about Luxury Objects”

5.30-6.00 Julie Harris, Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
“Jews, Real and Imagined, at San Isidoro and Beyond”

Saturday 20 May
10.30-11.00 Pamela Patton, Index of Christian Art, Princeton University
“Demons and Diversity in León”

11.00-11.30 Maribel Fierro, Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo, CSIC, and Luis Molina, Escuela de Estudios Árabes de Granada, CSIC
“Christian Relics in al-Andalus”

2.00-2.30 Jitske Jasperse, Instituto de Historia, CSIC
“Set in Stone: Questioning the Portable Altar of the Infanta Sancha (d. 1159)”

2.30-3.00 Amanda Dotseth, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University and Prado Museum, Madrid
“Medieval Treasure and the Modern Museum: Christian and Islamic Objects from San Isidoro de León”

4.00-4.30 Ittai Weinryb, Bard Graduate Center
“The Idea of North”

4.30-5.00 Eva Hoffman, Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University
“Arabic Script as Text and Image on Treasury Objects across the Medieval Mediterranean”

5.30-6.00 Jerrilynn Dodds, Sarah Lawrence College
Closing Remarks: “The Treasury, Beyond Interaction”


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