Session1009
TitleSet in Stone
Date/TimeWednesday 14 July 2010: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorUniversity of Liverpool
 
OrganiserRebecca Williams, School of History, University of Liverpool
 
Moderator/ChairBrigitte Resl, Faculty of Arts, Cultures & Education, University of Hull
 
Paper 1009-a The Writings on the Wall: Scratching the Surface of Late Medieval Graffiti
(Language: English)
Rebecca Williams, School of History, University of Liverpool
Index Terms: Art History - General; Epigraphy; Lay Piety; Literacy and Orality
Paper 1009-b Ciphers on Walls: Are These Apotropaic Symbols?
(Language: English)
Jenny Alexander, Department of the History of Art, University of Warwick
Index Terms: Architecture - General; Architecture - Religious
Paper 1009-c Ethnic Identities in Viking-Age Stone Sculpture: A GIS Approach
(Language: English)
William Cook, Department of History, Lancaster University
Index Terms: Art History - Sculpture; Computing in Medieval Studies
 
AbstractThis session shall explore how in a paper-short world, stone was the medium of choice for various methods of communication, expression, and representation. The durability of this medium has ensured that countless examples - from elaborate buildings and sculpture to simple graffiti carvings etched into the walls of churches - exist as valuable source material that can be used in order to shed new light upon how people thought and expressed themselves across the medieval world.