2011 International Congress on Medieval Studies, Michigan, MI
IAS-Sponsored Session

III: In Praise of Ambiguity

Schneider 1220
Friday, May 13, 2011, 1:30-3:00pm

Presider: Catherine McCurrach, Wayne State University

This session examines the concept of categorization more broadly, through papers that challenge the limits of divisions. It asks, what is to be gained by such categorizations? Can sufficient commonalities be identified to support the divisions as currently applied, and, if so, within what limits and with what caveats?


Karl Peter Whittington, Ohio State University
“Beyond Space and Narrative: Diagrammatic Painting in Fourteenth-Century Italy”
Ingrid Greenfield, University of Chicago
”Can ‘African’ Mean ‘Italian’? Broadening the Historical Boundaries of Early Modern Collecting”
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