CFP: Topographies of devotion: Visual cultures of pilgrimage in the 14th and 15th century

International Medieval Congress 
Leeds, UK, July 3 – 06, 2017
Deadline: Sep 17, 2016

As part of the International Medieval Congress 2017 (Leeds, 3-6 July
2017), we are inviting twenty-minute papers for a session on the visual
culture of pilgrimage piety in the 14th and 15th century. The medieval
pilgrimage routes were spaces of cultural and material exchange upon
which diverse travellers set off on a common path. The research focus
on the link between geography and religion over the last few years has
considerably broadened our understanding of medieval art and
architecture. The proposed session seeks to provide perspectives on
images, church spaces, sacred topographies and material culture of
pilgrimage with a regional concentration on the Holy Roman Empire,
focusing in particular on the following areas of interest:

– accounts of pilgrimage journeys in illuminated manuscripts and prints
– the relation of pilgrimage churches and routes to the surrounding
– social dimensions of accessibility and mediation in topographies of
– visual and tactile practices of veneration related to churches and

Please send your abstract (max.150-words) and a short biography to the
session organizer before 17 September 2016.

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