Materielle Welten – Der virtuelle Salon am IMAREAL
Mittwoch, 9. November 2022 17:00 Uhr
Telling Stories from Medieval Objects: The Mobility of Objects across Boundaries
Katherine Wilson, Chester University
What stories do medieval objects tell? Why might it be important to study everyday objects from the past and how can they help the public and educators understand their present? In this paper we will explore the research, public and educational outcomes of the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project ‚Mobility of Objects Across Boundaries‘. Using the everyday medieval objects (shoes, keys, chests, tiles, devotional and pilgrimage badges) from the extensive, but underexplored collections of the Grosvenor Museum in Chester the paper will uncover some of the stories these objects reveal and think about the ways the objects from Museum Collections can be used and made accessible in the present to members of the public and to students of all ages.
Vortragssprache / Language: English
Katherine Wilson is historian of the Later Middle Ages (1300-1500) interested in the shifting patterns and uses of material culture. She is the Principal Investigator of an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded network grant on the subject of ‘The Mobility of Objects Across Boundaries 1000-1700’, partnered with the Open University and Grosvenor Museum, Chester. Her monograph The Power of Textiles: Tapestries of the Burgundian Dominions (Turnhout: Brepols, 2018) reveals textiles as objects that contributed to the projection of urban social status and the cultural construction of political authority by medieval rulers.
The lecture will take place online via Webex. Afterwards, we invite you to continue the dialogue in our virtual salon (via wonder.me).