Lectures/Jan 26, 2015

The Politics of Visual Translations of Jerusalem

The Politics of Visual Translations of Jerusalem, University of York, March 20–21, 2015

This conference will consider the political dimensions in the creation and use of architectural copies, visual representations and physical relics of the holy places of Jerusalem in Europe and beyond. Ranging from the medieval period to the present day, papers will cover topics including the importance of Jerusalem for the image of rulers, the role of Jerusalem in public rituals and punishment, the appropriation of Jerusalem sites as war memorials and the role of Jerusalem translations in current political debates.

Keynote lectures by Antony Eastmond and Achim Timmermann