Moving Violence (Tel Aviv, 11-13 Dec 18)

Tel Aviv University, Israel, December 11 - 13, 2018

Moving Violence: Transgressing the Boundaries of Experience in Medieval Imagery

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

15:30-16:00 | Gathering
Mexico Building, Hall 206a

16:00-15:15 | Greetings
Sefy Hendler
Chair of the Art History Department
Tel Aviv University

Moving Violence – A Gerda Henkel Project
Assaf Pinkus
Tel Aviv University

16:15-17:45 | Imprinted on Body and Mind
Chair: Galit Noga-Banai, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Marked on the Body, Imprinted on the Soul: Seeing and Feeling Corporeal Violence in Later Romanesque Art
Elizabeth A. Pugliano
University of Colorado, Denver

Art Strikes Back. Violence and Art in Early 15th Century Southern Germany
Svea Janzen
Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Medieval Gunpowder: Visual discourse on the Precarity of the Body
Jess Genevieve Bailey
University of California, Berkeley

17:45-18:15 | Coffee Break

18:15-19:45 | Keynote
Chair: Assaf Pinkus, Tel Aviv University

Vivid Violence, Sensitive Soul, and the Force of Representation in Medieval Art
Mitchell Merback
Johns Hopkins University

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Morning Sessions: Kikoïne Building, Hall 001

10:00-11:15 | The Man of Sorrow
Chair: Renana Bartal, Tel Aviv University

Visual and Hermeneutic Violence in depictions of the Man of Sorrows
Marius Rimmele
University of Zurich

Performing Violence: The Crucifixion in Late Medieval Theatre
Sharon Aronson Lehavi
Tel Aviv University

11:15-11:45 | Coffee Break

11:45-13:15 | Multiplication of Violence
Chair: Sharon Aronson Lehavi, Tel Aviv University

Christoformitas, christomimesis and the Interpretations of Violence in Late Medieval Central Europe
Ivan Gerát
Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava

Suffering as Exemplum: Art, Hagiography and Reform in a Twelfth-Century German Passionary
Jésus Rodríguez Viejo
University of Edinburgh

The Violence of the Righteous
Martin Büchsel
Goethe University Frankfurt

13:30-14:30 Lunch

Afternoon Sessions: Mexico Building, Hall 206a

14:30-16:00 | Commemorating through Violence
Chair: Anastasia Keshman Tel Aviv University

Reframing the Act of Violence: A Late Medieval Tombstone for a Beheaded Criminal
Volker Hille
Goethe University, Frankfurt

Images of Violence as Mnemonic Tools in a French Thirteenth-Century Illuminated Psalter Made for a Danish Reader
Marina Vidas
National Gallery of Denmark

Violence as Purgation: The Apostles at St. Etienne d’Auxerre
Gili Shalom
Tel Aviv University

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30-17:30 | Plenary Talk
Chair: Assaf Pinkus, Tel Aviv University

Fire and Fury: Visualizing Hell as Landscape
Michael Viktor Schwarz
University of Vienna

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Jaglom Auditorium, Senate Building

10:00-11:00 | Opening Talk
Chair: Tamar Cholcman, Tel Aviv University

Conceiving Medieval Violence: Some Problems
Gadi Algazi
Tel Aviv University

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-12:45 | Between Real and Imagined Violence in Italy
Chair: Danny Unger, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Images and Words of Violence in the Venetian Ottoman Encounter
Nirit Ben-Aryeh Debby
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Imagined and Real Violence, in Visual and Performing Arts in Central Italy
Marcelli Fabio
University of Perugia

Naturalism and Fear: The Hanged Men of the Pazzi Conspiracy
Scott Nethersole
Courtauld Institute of Art

12:45-14:15 Lunch

14:15-16:15 | Engendered Violence
Chair: Gil Fishhof, Haifa University

Prince of the World, Lady World. Note on Pictorial Violence
Mateusz Kapustka
University of Zurich

Porous Enmities: Violence, Victimhood and the Horizons of Humanness in an Anglo-Saxon Prodigy-Book
Miguel Ayres de Campos-Tovar
Courtauld Institute of Art

Sexuality and Violence. The Story of Judith Between Idolizing and Scandalization
Daria Norman Jansen
University of Tübingen

A Shameful Sight/Site: "Barbarism" and the Female Body in the Byzantine Illustrated Book
Mati Meyer
Open University of Israel

16:15 – 16:45 Coffee Break

16:45-17:45 | Plenary Talk
Chair: Einat Klafter, Tel Aviv University

Medieval Dog Love: Grieving Hounds and Frames of War
Robert Mills
University College London

Research Project "Violence Imagery in Late Medieval Germany"
Art History Department, Tel Aviv University
Gerda Henkel Stiftung

CONF: Moving Violence (Tel Aviv, 11-13 Dec 18). In:, Dec 5, 2018 (accessed Sep 16, 2019), <>.

Contributor: Volker Hille

Contribution published: Dec 5, 2018

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