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Byzantine Virality: The Mechanics of Eucharistic Representation

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Byzantine Virality: The Mechanics of Eucharistic Representation
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  Founded in 2010, The Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art is ded-icated to the facilitation and promotion of scholarship which examines the historical and contemporary relationship between Christianity and the visual arts. ASCHA encourages the critical study of Christian-ity and the visual arts as that relationship is diversely manifested in all historical periods and world cultures. ASCHA is dedicated to examining problems that confront the field by identifying scholarly needs and fostering opportunities for the presentation and publi-cation of new scholarship. ASCHA is a forum for the advancement of research, dialog, collaboration, and publication in the area of Christianity and the visual arts through the open and respectful exchange of knowledge and ideas among scholars. JOIN THE CONVERSATION ChristianityHistoryArt.org Facebook.com/ChristianityHistoryArt ENVISIONING THE EUCHARIST: TRANSCENDING THE LITERAL IN MEDIEVAL AND BYZANTINE ART FEBRUARY 11TH, 2014   10:45AM—4:45PM THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO  ENVISIONING THE EUCHARIST: TRANSCENDING THE LITERAL IN MEDIEVAL AND BYZANTINE ART A SYMPOSIUM OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOLARS OF CHRISTIANITY IN THE HISTORY OF ART FEBRUARY 11TH, 2014   10:45AM—4:45PM PRICE AUDITORIUMTHE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO111 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUECHICAGO, IL The Price Auditorium is located on the museum’s lower level. Symposium participants and attendees are advised to use the Michigan Avenue entrance for easier access to the auditorium.  The symposium is FREE with museum admission. Advance registration is requested. To register, email James Romaine at drjamesromaine@gmail.com. SYNOPSIS  This symposium examines the assertion that Medieval and Byzantine art func-tioned not as a mere supplement to or reduction of advanced theological concepts, but as theology in its own right. This symposium features papers of new scholarship that explore how developing Eucharistic doctrine was translated—and transformed—visually. SYMPOSIUM CO-ORGANIZERS  Dr. Matthew Milliner (Wheaton College) and Dr. James Romaine (Nyack College). SCHEDULE  Museum Opens to the Public: 10:30AM WELCOME: 10:45—11:00 Dr. James RomainePresident of the Board of DirectorsASCHA Associate Professor of Art History Nyack CollegeDr. Christina Nielsen, Assistant Curator, Department of Ancient and Byzantine ArtThe Art Institute of Chicago Dr. Matthew MillinerAssistant Professor of Art History Wheaton College KEYNOTE ADDRESS11:00–12:00 Dr. Aden KumlerAssociate Professor of Art History and the College University of Chicago, Chicago, IL  Specific objects: Eucharistic literality in the Middle Ages  SESSION 1: 12:10—12:00 Nancy Thebaut Ph.D. StudentUniversity of Chicago, Chicago, IL “Hoc est Corpus Meum”: Paint and the Eucharist in 11th-c. Evangeliaries  from Echternach Dr. Florian Wöller Wissenschaftlicher AssistantUniversität Basel, Basel, Switzerland  What is “hoc”? Deixis According to Some  Late-medieval Eucharistic Theories. LUNCH: 1:00–2:10SESSION 2: 2:10—3:00 Sophie Schweinfurth Ph.D. Candidate Universität Basel, Basel, Switzerland  The Communion of the Apostles:  Visualizing the Eucharistic Mystery in Byzantium Roland BetancourtPh.D. Candidate Yale University, New Haven, CT  Byzantine Virality: The Mechanics of  Eucharistic Representation SESSION 3: 3:10—4:10 Dr. Corinna T. Gallori Independent ScholarMilan, Italy   Holy Name, Holy Presence Dr. Elizabeth C. Parker Professor Emerita of Art History Fordham University, New York, NY  Envisioning the Eucharist in  Antelami’s Parma Deposition CONCLUSION: 4:20—4:45 Concluding Remarks and Discussion
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