Colloquium: Marian Devotion in Late Medieval Society
An informal interdisciplinary colloquium which aims to widen our collective understanding of Marian veneration in the late Middle Ages. Seventeen speakers will present their work on various forms of Marian devotion: from chant to literary lawsuits, poetry to liturgy, Books of Hours to stained glass.
Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Science, in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague.
Project Old Myths, New Facts: Czech Music in the Centre of 15th Century Music Developments.
Programme and Registration: https://bit.ly/3AaCEgR
All times are CEST
Friday 29 October
14:00 – Welcome from Dr Hana Vlhová-Wörner, Project Leader for Old Myths, New Facts: Czech Music in the Centre of 15th Century Music Developments.
14:15 – Session 1: Late Medieval Marian Offices
Chair: Jan Ciglbauer, Charles University, Prague
- Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and Kristin Hoefener, Universidade Nova, Lisbon: Chant as Sermon: The office of the Presentation of Mary at the Temple and the Feast’s Promotion
- Rhianydd Hallas, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the CAS: The Reception of Offices for the Visitation in West Slavic Countries
- Juliette Calvarin, Institute for Art and Visual History, Humboldt University, Berlin: Respexit Humilitatem: the Madonna of Humility and the Feast of the Visitation around 1400
- Mariana Ramos de Lima, University of Cambridge: The Liturgical Office for the Feast of Mary’s Purification in Late Medieval Braga
16:15 – Break
16:30 – Session 2: Iconography
Chair: Sue Niebrzydowski, Bangor University
- Mihnea Mihail, National University of Arts and New Europe College in Bucharest: Mary, Christ’s Body and the True Cross: The Virgin’s Role as Co-Redemptrix in the Case of 14th Century Wall Paintings in the Kingdom of Hungary
- Stephen Huws, Trinity College Dublin: Medievalism: Iconography and Theology in Nineteenth-Century Stained-Glass Annunciations
17:30 – Break
17:45 – Session 3: Music, Poetry, and Devotion
Chair: Hana Vlhová-Wörner, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the CAS
- Ann Buckley, Trinity College Dublin: Marian Devotion in poetry and song in medieval Ireland and Scotland – a newly identified musical source
- Haig Utidjian, Charles University, Prague: Manifestations of Marian devotion in Armenian sacred music and theology in the late middle ages
Eliška Poláčková, Palacký University, Olomouc and Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences: Bohemian Planctus Mariae: Feeling Like a Woman, Thinking Like a Man. Or not?
Saturday 30 October
14:00 – Session 4: Liturgy, Repertory, Sources
Chair: Rhianydd Hallas, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the CAS
- Jakub Pavlík, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the CAS: “Marian Periphery” of the Diocesan Rite of Prague
- Hana Vlhová-Wörner, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the CAS: Ministri speciales beate virginis at St Vitus’s Cathedral in Prague: liturgy, repertory, sources
- Lucia Denk, Dalhousie University: Unraveling the Marian Culture of a Spanish Medieval Liturgical Manuscript
- Lenka Hlávková, Charles University, Prague: Imperatrix virgo gloriosa from Codex Speciálník (ca 1480-1500). A revival of a forgotten Marian cantio?
16:00 – Break
16:15 – Session 5: Devotional Literature
Chair: Vicki Kay Price, Bangor University
- Sue Niebrzydowski, Bangor University: ‘Mary, mindfulness and the mise-en-page’: Wellbeing and the Book of Hours
- Věra Soukupová, Institute of Czech Literature of the Czech Academy of Sciences: Mary fighting the devil: intercession in two medieval literary lawsuits
- Matouš Jaluška, Institute of the Czech Literature of the Czech Academy of Sciences: Our Lady of Words Unsaid in “Olomouc Tales”
18:00 – Roundtable