« Textile Gifts in the Middle Ages – Objects, Actors, and Representations » (Rome, 3-4 novembre 2016) / Call for Papers

unnamed-7Textile Gifts in the Middle Ages – Objects, Actors, and Representations International Conference Organized by Christiane Elster, Stephanie Luther, Stefanie Seeberg and Tanja Michalsky As art history has given greater attention to material culture and its social contexts as a whole, the applied arts have also re-entered the scope of art historical discourse.

Cultural-historical approaches, such as those employed in material culture studies, explore the objectness of artifacts and their efficacy. Related are studies of objects as mediums of symbolic communication, in which such objects are described and interpreted as part of complex performances of ritual and ceremony.

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