Meetings & Events: Conferences, Romanesque Conference

The Year 1000 in Romanesque Art and Architecture

Date(s)
14 – 16 Apr 2020
Venue
Hildesheim, Germany

The British Archaeological Association will hold the sixth in its biennial International Romanesque conference series in conjunction with the Dommuseum in Hildesheim on 14-16 April, 2020. The theme is Romanesque and the Year 1000, and the aim is to examine transformations in the art and architecture of the Latin Church around
the turn of the millennium. The Conference will take place at the Cathedral Museum in Hildesheim, with the opportunity to stay on for two days of visits to Romanesque monuments on 17-18 April. The 30 years to either side of the year 1000 witnessed remarkable developments in iconography and stylistic expression. It saw portable devotional statues come into being, the revival of bronze-casting, the reemergence of architectural relief sculpture, and the application of novel, or at least re-understood, architectural forms. In addition to the above, individual papers are concerned with the impact of objects from the Carolingian past and Byzantine present, royal patronage, monastic reform, the organization of scriptoria, ‘authorship’, changes in representational strategies, and regional affiliation.

Speakers include Marcello Angheben, Claude Andrault-Schmitt,
Michael Brandt, Jordi Camps, Hugh Doherty, Eric Fernie, Shirin Fozi,
Barbara Franzé, Richard Gem, Agata Gomolka, Lindy Grant, Cecily
Hennessy, Wilfried Keil, Sophie Kelly, Bruno Klein, Florian Meunier,
Jesús Rodríguez Viejo, Tobias Schoo, Markus Späth, Béla Zsolt
Szakács, Elizabeth Valdez del Álamo, Eliane Vergnolle, Michele
Vescovi, Rose Walker, and Tomasz Weclawowicz