5th Forum Medieval Art

Conference Date: Sep 18, 2019–Sep 21, 2019 Location: Bern, Switzerland Session Title: Art and Crisis in the Late Byzantine Mediterranean Session Date: TBA

The FORUM KUNST DES MITTELALTERS / FORUM MEDIEVAL ART is a biannual colloquium organized by the Deutsche Verein für Kunstwissenschaft e.V. Held at rotating sites throughout Germany, the Forum brings together research and researchers on different fields, regions, and periods to exchange ideas pertaining to the study of medieval art.

The theme for the 5th Forum Medieval Art is Peaks, Ponti & Passages. Bern—looking out to peaks Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, situated at the border to the Romandy, and having a long-standing tradition in bridge-building—embodies certain notions of translations, entanglements, and interactions. The conference will highlight such themes, focusing on forms and means of exchange, infrastructure, political and religious relationships, and the concrete reflections of these connections through objects. Methodological challenges will also be paramount, such as questioning how to write a history of encounters between artists, artworks, materials, and traditions.

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