Synaesthesia: Grasping Medieval Senses

 Fall 2016 Meeting at the University of Pennsylvania

Schedule of Events

Nicholas Herman (Kislak Center, University of Pennsylvania)



Ana Pairet (Rutgers University)

Opening Remarks



Roland Betancourt (University of California, Irvine and Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

"Sensual Remediation: Synaesthesia and the Common Sense in Byzantium"


Kostis Kourelis (Franklin & Marshall College)

"Soft Walls: Byzantine Archaeology and the Somatic Turn”


Thomas Izbicki (Rutgers University)

"Saint Genevieve and the Anointing of the Sick"

Coffee break 3:00-3:30


Liz Lastra (University of Pennsylvania) – 2014 DVMA Digital Prize-Winner

"Digital Sight and Touch: New Methods for Experiencing Medieval Art"


Sarah Guérin (University of Pennsylvania)

“To grasp the meaning: Gothic Ivories and the Sense of Touch”


Kevin Brownlee (University of Pennsylvania)

“Touch, Sight, and Art: Pygmalion’s Statue in the Rose and Palemone’s Temple in the Teseida”


Reception to follow


Photo: The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, Touch; Paris, musée de Cluny - musée national du Moyen-Âge © RMN-Grand Palais / Michel Urtado






Event Properties

Event Date 09/24/2016, 1:00 pm
Event End Date 09/24/2016, 6:00 pm
Registration Start Date 07/23/2016
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 09/24/2016, 11:55 pm
Individual Price $15.00
The Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (6th floor), University of Pennsylvania
3420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
The Kislak Center, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library (6th floor), University of Pennsylvania
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Our Thanks

The DVMA would like to offer its sincere gratitude to the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries and the Princeton Index of Christian Art for their continued support of our programs.

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