Colloque – Testing the Limits: Absence, Presence, and the Bounds of the Medieval and Early Modern Image

March 12–13, 2020
eikones Rheinsprung 11
4051 Basel

Conference at eikones: Center for the Theory and History of the Image, University of Basel

The event is sponsored by eikones and the NOMIS Foundation
Concept and Organization: Nancy Thebaut, NOMIS Fellow at eikones,

eikones Forum, Rheinsprung 11, 4051 Basel, Switzerland

Testing the Limits

Programme :

Thursday, March 12

10:00 Coffee
10:30 Welcome + Introduction to Conference – Ralph Ubl (Universität Basel/eikones) Nancy Thebaut (Universität Basel/eikones)

Chair: Lucas Burkart (Universität Basel)

11:00 Christopher Heuer (University of Rochester) – Dürer/Evaporation
12:00 Amy Knight Powell (University of Southern California) – Boxes and Strings
1:00 Lunch Break

Chair: Barbara Schellewald (Universität Basel)

2:30 Nancy Thebaut (Universität Basel/eikones) – Elliptical Images of Christ
3:30 Meseret Oldjira (Princeton University) – Present but not Seen: The Image of Christ in Ethiopian Gospels
4:30 Coffee Break

5:00 Beate Fricke (Universität Bern) – Color and Chaos
6:00 Apéritif

Friday, March 13

10:00 Visit to Historisches Museum Basel, Barfüsserkirche (Barfüsserplatz 7)
12:30 Lunch at eikones

Chair: Henriette Hofmann (Universität Basel/eikones)

2:00 David Ganz (Universität Zurich) – Behind the Curtain of Silence: Imagining the Threshold between Divine and Human Words
3:00 Nicole Pulichene (Harvard University) –Ivory Palimpsests in the Early Medieval Liturgy
4:00 Coffee Break

4:30 Markus Rath (Universität Basel) – Substantial Transgressions: Color as prima materia in Early Modern Painting
5:30 End

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