The construction of a cultural memory of the Holy Land

Les 26 et 27 mai 2016 aura lieu à l’Université d’Amsterdam un colloque intitulé :

The construction of a cultural memory of the Holy Land (4th-16th centuries)


Ce colloque a été organisé dans le cadre du programme de recherche Cultural Memory and Identity in the Late Middle Ages : the Franciscans of Mount Zion in Jerusalem and the Representation of the Holy Land (1333-1516), mené par Michele Campopiano, Valentina Covaci, Guy Geltner et Marianne Ritsema van Eck, financé par le Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO).

Programme du colloque :

Day 1
26 May 2016, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The VOC Room at the Oost-Indisch Huis (Oude Hoogstraat 24)

9:30-10:00 – Coffee and welcome

9:45-9:50 – Opening remarks and greetings by Guy Geltner, Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Amsterdam

9:50-10:00 – Michele Campopiano (University of York-Universiteit van Amsterdam), Introduction: cultural memory studies and the Holy Land

Session 1. 10:00-11:15
Different Christianities, diverging memories
Chair: Guy Geltner (UvA)

Christopher MacEvitt (Dartmouth College-The American Academy in Rome), Frankish Jerusalem in Eastern Christian Memory

Irina Tamarkina (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Mapping religious identity: heresy, orthodoxy and religious landscapes in the Holy Land (5-6th c.)

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break

Session 2. 11:30-12:45
Itineraries of the sacred
Chair: Christopher MacEvitt (Dartmouth College- The American Academy in Rome)

Julian Yolles (Harvard Univeristy), Contesting Frankish identity in Jerusalem

Netta Amir (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), The Emergence of the Way of the Cross in Jerusalem during the 12th and 13th Centuries

12:45-14:00 Lunch break

Potgieterzaal, University Library (Singel 425)

Session 3. 13:50-15:15
Materiality and Memory
Chair: Marianne Ritsema van Eck (UvA)

Isabella Augart (University of Hamburg), Constructing the Holy Land. Spatial memory and materiality in late medieval art

Victoria Whitworth (University of the Highlands and Islands), Building Jerusalem in ninth-century Britain: citations of the Temple and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the sculpture of Pictland and Northumbria

15:15-15:30 Coffee break

Session 4. 15:30-16:45
Representing Jerusalem: The City as a Site of Memory
Chair: Valentina Covaci (UvA)

Nazénie Garibian (Jerusalem State Academy of Fine Arts), Holy City and Holy Places in the Caucasus: Constructing Christian Identity

Philippe Trélat (Université de Rouen), Jerusalem in Cyprus: building Cultural Memory of the Holy Land in the Lusignan Kingdom (1191-1474)

16:45-17:00 Coffee break

Session 5. 17:10-18:30
Jerusalem and the Politics of Empire
Chair: Josephine van den Bent (UvA)

Galit Noga-Banai (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Jerusalem in the Visual Christianization of Rome

Sami de Giosa (SOAS, University of London), Mamluk Ecumenism: Jerusalem as the ”Christian” Capital of Sultan Qaytbay (1468-1496)

18:15 Borrel
19:30 Dinner

Day 2
27 May 2016 The VOC Room at the Oost-Indisch Huis (Oude Hoogstraat 24)

Session 6. 09:00-10:45
Memory, Nostalgia, Crusading
Chair: Michele Campopiano (University of York – UvA)

Valentina Covaci (UvA), Rituals of Militant Nostalgia: The Jerusalem Franciscan Liturgy of War in the 14th-15th Centuries

Lado Mirianashvili (The Georgian Academy of Science), Cultural Memory as a Stimulus for Donations of Crusaders to the Georgian Orthodox Monastery in the Holy Land

Marianne Ritsema van Eck (UvA), Early modern Franciscan perspectives on the Holy Land

10:45-11:00 Coffee break

Session 7. 11:00-12:15
Memory and Oblivion
Chair: Galit Noga-Banai (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Beatrice Saletti (University of Udine), Loss of Memory, Preservation of Memory: Christian Identity through the invention and oblivion of Holy Land miracles (XII-XVI centuries)

Jaroslav Svátek (Charles University, Prague), The Experience of the Holy Land in the accounts of two Bohemian Utraquists

12:15-13:30 Lunch break

Session 8. 13:15-14:35
Memory and Texts
Chair: Michele Campopiano (University of York – UvA)

Irene Bueno (University of Bologna), The memory of the Holy Land in the Avignon pontifical library

Mihaela Pop (University of Bucharest), Constantinople as the „New Jerusalem” – Byzantine manners of defining identity and keeping up the cultural memory

14:45-15:00 Coffee break

Session 9. 15:00-16:15
Transmitting Memory through Liturgy
Chair: Beatrice Saletti (University of Udine )

Els Rose (Utrecht University), In medio Hierusalem: Constructions of ‘Civic Identity’ in Early Medieval Public Worship

Renata Salvarani (Università Europea di Roma), At the fulcrum of the world: Jerusalem space translated in Latin liturgies of the Holy Week (IX-XIII centuries)

16:15-16:30 Coffee break

Session 10. 16:30-17:00
Project presentation by Kristin B. Aavitsland
General conclusions by the organizers

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