Space and Sanctity : Sensory experience of devotion (1000-1500)
Date: 20 May 2016
Workshop venue: The Chapel of the Résidence universitaire M. Foucault, 12 rue Pasteur, Poitiers.
21 mai : 2 concerts by the duo Vox Silentii “Chants des jours de fête de Saint Thomas d’Aquin”
11h – Saint-Porchaire
23h – Cathédrale Saint-Pierre à Poitiers, organised in collaboration with La Nuit des Cathédrales.
The history of the senses is a rapidly expanding field of research in medieval and Early Modern studies. The aim of the present workshop is to contribute to this expansion by concentrating on space related devotional practices of venerating saints and disseminating sanctity.
9.15–12.30 – Morning Session
Opening of the workshop, Éric Palazzo
Le théâtre de la Présence : Le cycle pascal peint dans les Évangiles de l’Arsenal (Paris, Arsenal, ms. 592), Cécile Voyer
Giant Bibles, Wall Paintings, and Liturgy: Points of Contact, Teemu Immonen
Practice and Perception – Transfiguration of mind and matter, Laura Skinnebach
13.30–18.30 – Afternoon Session
Saints, senses and devotion, Éric Palazzo
Juliana of Cornillon, Thomas Aquinas, and the Implementation of the Feast of Corpus Christi: Politics, Liturgy and Spirituality, Constant J. Mews
Sensory experience and the body duplicate in the cult of Thomas Aquinas, Marika Räsänen
Metre, Allusion and Meaning in the Memorial Liturgies of Thomas Aquinas, Seppo Heikkinen
Chanting presentation on the liturgy for the translatio feast of St Thomas Aquinas, Johanna Korhonen and Hilkka-Liisa Vuori
We kindly ask you to notify us of your participation in the workshop via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop is organized by Marika Räsänen (Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the CESCM) and Professor Éric Palazzo (University of Poitiers; CESCM, IUF) in connection with a joint research and art project Touching, Tasting, Hearing, Seeing and Smelling. Sensory Experiences in the Feasts of St Thomas Aquinas funded by the Kone Foundation (http://ossagloriosa.org/in-english/)
The program HERE