Session1521
TitleNatural Disasters and Supernatural Aids: Medieval and Post-Medieval Processions to Northern Adriatic Shrines
Date/TimeThursday 8 July 2021: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorCroatian Science Foundation
 
OrganiserBarbara Španjol-Pandelo, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
 
Moderator/ChairSaša Potočnjak, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
 
Paper 1521-a A Medieval Work of Art as a Mediator for Climate Change
(Language: English)
Barbara Španjol-Pandelo, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
Index Terms: Art History - General; Art History - Sculpture; Hagiography; Religious Life
Paper 1521-b The Sea, the Soil, and the Ritual: Pilgrimage to Island Shrines in the Adriatic
(Language: English)
Matko Matija Marušić, Independent Scholar, Zagreb
Index Terms: Art History - General; Art History - Sculpture; Mentalities; Religious Life
Paper 1521-c Blessing of the Sea: Restoration of an Ancient Custom in the Adriatic
(Language: English)
Kosana Jovanović, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Rijeka
Index Terms: Art History - General; Local History; Mentalities; Religious Life
 
AbstractThis session explores various aspects of religious life and its impact on the Northern Adriatic in the medieval times and beyond. In accordance with the specific strand, the proposed papers will each analyse a particular topic, such as: the practices of pilgrimage to the devotional sites located in the proximity to urban centers of the Adriatic littoral, practices such as walking barefoot, penitentiary silence and rowing small boats; the impact of medieval miraculous art representations on the ceremonies that took place as intercessions for climate changes; a ritual taking place in various parts of the Adriatic littoral, in accord with a very ancient custom prevailing for centuries in the coastal communities and providing divine protection for their main source of income.