CONF: Medieval Textiles East and West: Identity and Exchange

CONF: Medieval Textiles East and West: Identity and Exchange
October 22, 2010
University of Zurich, Hauptgebäude, KOL-F-30


10:00 – 10:15 Welcoming Remarks

10:15 – 12:00 Session I: Textile Identities: Byzantium, Islam, and
Eurasian Borderlands

Branislav Cvetkovic (Regional Museum, Jagodina, Serbia), Textiles and Their Usage in Medieval Balkans: The Royal Context

Warren Woodfin (University of Zurich), Mediterranean Symbols of Power in the Costume of a Steppe Leader

12:00 – 13:30 Break for Lunch

13:30 – 16:00 Session II: Western Medieval Textiles and their

Barbara Baert (Catholic University of Leuven), The 13th-century
Embroidered Antependium of Wernigerode (Germany)

Anna Bücheler (University of Toronto), Cladding the Invisible: Textile Ornament as Visual Metaphor in Early Medieval German Manuscripts

Tristan Weddigen (University of Zurich), The Vera Icon as a Textile Image

16:00 – 16:30 Concluding Remarks

Institutional Partners

Prof. Dr. Barbara Baert, Catholic University of Leuven, Iconology Research Group

Prof. Dr. Tristan Weddigen, University of Zurich, An Iconology of the Textile

Contact: Dr. Warren Theriot Woodfin


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