Meetings & Events: Conferences, Romanesque Conference

2014 Romanesque Art: Patrons and Processes

A Three-Day International Conference concerned with Patronage in Romanesque Art and Architecture

7 – 9 Apr 2014
Presented by
Conference Convenors, Jordi Camps and Manuel Castiñeiras
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona


This conference, Romanesque: Patrons and Processes, is concerned with patronage and agency – in their broadest senses during the Romanesque period. Thus, in addition to more traditional prosopographical approaches, and examinations of individual patrons, there will be papers on various forms of institutional patronage. The conference will also address the processes involved in commissioning buildings or works of art the mechanics of design authorship – intermediaries and agents and the extent to which patrons are designers. Are there limits to patronal influence?

Speakers include: Claude Andrault-Schmitt, Maria Bonet, Eduardo Carrero, Manuel Castieiras, Hugh Doherty, Eric Fernie, Alexandra Gajewski and Stephanie Seeberg, Ludovico Geymonat, Richard Gem, Dorothy Glass, Colum Hourihane, Armen Kazaryan, Wilfried Keil, Bruno Klein, Esther Lozano, Nathalie Le Luel, Javier Martnez de Aguirre, Geraldine Mallet, Robert Maxwell, John McNeill, Christopher Norton, Anna Orriols, Carlo Quintavalle, Jens Reffer, Carles Snchez, Marta Serrano, Neil Stratford and Rose Walker

There is also an opportunity to stay on for two days of visits to medieval sites around Barcelona from 10-11 April.

Following earlier conferences on Romanesque and the Past (London, 2010), and Romanesque and the Mediterranean (Palermo, 2012), the British Archaeological Association is collaborating with the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya and the Research project Magistri Cataloniae to stage the third in a biennial series of international conferences concerned with Romanesque art and architecture.