TitleMedieval Coins and Seals: Ideas of Identity and Power - Iconography and Representation
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
OrganiserLaura Bailey, Faculty of History/ King's College, University of Cambridge
Sophie Alice Hemmings, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Moderator/ChairLaura Bailey, Faculty of History/ King's College, University of Cambridge
Paper 1202-a 'Goddes hie name prented þer ynne': Examining Metaphors of Likeness and Imprinting in Late Medieval Literary Conceptualisations of the Soul
(Language: English)
Natalie Greenwood, Department of English, Theatre & Creative Writing, Birkbeck, University of London
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Language and Literature - Old English; Theology
Paper 1202-b Isabella d'Este: The Feminine Identity in the Court Portrait
(Language: English)
Paulina Beltrán Carrara, Independent Scholar, Mexico City
Index Terms: Art History - Decorative Arts; Numismatics; Women's Studies
AbstractMedieval coins and seals offered a vehicle for a constructed image of the self, carrying a message that might be imbued with personal, religious, or political meaning. This session will explore how coins and seals might function as figurative and symbolic tools in contexts ranging from the documentary culture of late medieval England to the state portraiture of the Italian courts.