Étiqueté : funéraire

Appel à contribution : « Commemoration and the Senses in Late Medieval Europe », Leeds, University of Leeds, 3-6 juillet 2024, date limite le 24 septembre 2023

In the lesser-known treatise De cura pro mortuis gerenda, Augustine of Hippo argued that tombs, when located in beautiful surroundings, are particularly powerful tools to incite genuine experiences of prayer in the mourner. Though writing in late antiquity, Augustine’s words would be echoed in several late medieval texts concerning commemoration, as a myriad of sensorial experiences was thought to be an integral component of the commemoration of deceased individuals. The ensemble of funerary art was...

Parution : Jessica Barker, « Stone Fidelity. Marriage and Emotion in Medieval Tomb Sculpture », Suffolk, Boydell & Brewer, 2022

Medieval tombs often depict husband and wife lying side-by-side, and hand in hand, immortalised in elegantly carved stone: what Philip Larkin’s poem An Arundel Tomb later described as their “stone fidelity”. This first full account of the “double tomb” places its rich tradition into dialogue with powerful discourses of gender, marriage, politics and emotion during the Middle Ages. As well as offering new interpretations of some of the most famous medieval tombs, such as those...

Appel à contribution : Funerary Inscriptions in Early Modern Europe, Intersections. Yearbook for Early Modern Studies, Brill, date limite le 15 mai 2020

In this volume of Intersections, we want to bring together studies that consider funerary inscriptions in Early Modern Europe within the context of a culture of commemoration and remembrance. Depending on funding, a 2 day conference to prepare the volume is planned to take place in Frankfurt am Main in late August or early September 2021. Applicants will be notified before June 30, 2020. Although funerary inscriptions from the period 1400-1800 have been collected and...

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