TitleRepresentations of Conformity and Dissent, II
Date/TimeWednesday 15 July 2009: 09.00-10.30
SponsorUniversity of York
OrganiserJane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Moderator/ChairJane Hawkes, Department of History of Art, University of York
Paper 1017-a The Arians in Ravenna: An Iconography of Dissent?
(Language: English)
Becky Sanchez, Department of History of Art, University of York
Index Terms: Architecture - Religious; Art History - Decorative Arts; Art History - General; Political Thought
Paper 1017-b Santa Maria Antiqua in Rome: A Complex Example of the Imagery of Theological Controversy
(Language: English)
Luisa Izzi-Green, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index Terms: Art History - General; Art History - Painting; Ecclesiastical History; Political Thought
AbstractThis is the second of two complementary sessions dealing with the representations and reflections of conformity and dissent.
Keeping in mind the aims stated in the previous abstract, in this session on dissent the discussion on the importance of the political background will be central. Ranging from Rome, to Ravenna, to Wearmouth-Jarrow, it will be questioned how the political milieu of a city or region could strongly influence the choices in architecture, decoration, and even rituals. This seeks to explore the degrees of dissent on iconography and literature, whilst considering the constant struggle to integrate different and contrasting elements within one Christianity.