47th International Congress on Medieval Studies (2012)

University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo MI, May 10–13, 2012

Italian Art Society Business Meeting
The IAS held its annual business meeting at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies on Friday, May 11, 2012, 12:00pm, Fetzer 1010. Boxed lunches were available for purchase (6$). IAS Business Meeting Agenda Kalamazoo 2012

IAS-Sponsored Sessions: Italian Art and the Confluence of Cultures (I–IV)
The Italian Art Society presented four linked sessions dedicated to the study of the rich cultural exchanges that lie at the foundation of Italy’s medieval art. Building upon ideas that emerged during the IAS 2011 series Italian Art, a Reassessment of the Discipline, the IAS 2012 sessions sought to direct attention to areas and periods so far neglected by American scholarship and at the same time to challenge received notions about periodization and geographic taxonomies. Italian Art and the Confluence of Cultures encompassed a broad range of topics and materials, divided across the following sessions:

Italian Art and the Confluence of Cultures I. Early Medieval Art in Italy.
7:30-9pm, Thursday, May 10, 2012
Schneider 1235, Session 163, Chair: Eliza Garrison, Middlebury College

Giuseppa Z. Zanichelli, Università degli Studi di Salerno, “The Female Image of Power in Lombard Culture”

Evan A Gatti, Elon University, “From Aquileia to Aosta: An Art of Northern Italy or Bishops at the Borders”

Nancy Ross, Dixie State College of Utah and Thomas Skousen, Independent Scholar, “The Counter-Carolingian Renaissance: Paschal I and his Apocalyptic Women in Santa Prassede”

Italian Art and the Confluence of Cultures II. “Latin” and “Greek” Visual Cultures in the Italian Peninsula.
10-11:30 am, Friday, May 11, 2012
Schneider 1140, Session 205 (Note change from the program) , Chair: Linda Safran, University of Toronto

John Osborne, Carleton University, “Roman Art as Byzantine Art”

Christine Ungruh, Free University of Berlin, “Kairos. On the Efficacy of a Classical Motif in Italian Art”

Italian Art and the Confluence of Cultures III. The Art of Islands and Islets.
1:30-3 pm, Friday, May 11, 2012
Schneider 1140, Session 257 (Note changes* from the program), Chair: Cathleen Fleck, Saint Louis University

Dorothy F. Glass, Independent Scholar, “Parma and Paris in ca. 1200″*

Kristen Streahle, Cornell University, “Warring and Wanton Women: The Painted Ceiling of the Palazzo Chiaramonte-Steri”

Italian Art and the Confluence of Cultures IV. Cross-Cultural Exchanges Within and Beyond the Peninsula.
3:30-5 pm, Friday, May 11, 2012
Schneider 1140, Session 311 (Note change from program) , Chair: Lisa Mahoney, De Paul University

Jaroslav Folda, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, “The Byzantine Tradition and Italian Maniera Greca Painting: The Case of the Pushkin Madonna from Pisa”

Amy Neff, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, “Real and Symbolic Caves of Contemplation, Italy and Beyond”

Anne Derbes, Hood College, “Cross-cultural Exchange in the later Trecento:  Carrara Padua and the Court of Emperor Charles IV”

For additional information on the 2012 conference, visit the session program.

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