Prof. Barbara Baert, associated researcher at Illuminare, is awarded the Warburg-Professur 2023.
Visit the Breviary of Geraardsbergen: A Burgundian manuscript kept in the Abbey of Maredsous. New Website and Exhibition
A new exhibition and website on the Breviary of Geraardsbergen was launched by the Book Heritage Lab at KU Leuven. The Breviary of St Adrian of Geraardsbergen, nowadays kept at Maredsous Abbey, dates from 1450, when the County of Flanders was in the hands of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy.
Lecture: “From Kneading to Kneeling: A Terracotta Crucifixion from Santa Maria di Monteluce in Perugia”
On Wednesday 8 November, Julie Beckers, Postdoctoral Fellow at Illuminare, will deliver the lecture ‘From Kneading to Kneeling: A Terracotta Crucifixion from Santa Maria di Monteluce in Perugia’ at the 9th Ards Annual Colloquium: The Art of Devotion. The Agency of Sculpture.
Lecture: “Experiencing and Interpreting the Soundscape of the Late Medieval Church of Our Lady in Antwerp”
On Thursday 23 September, Wendy Wauters, affiliated researcher at Illuminare, will deliver the lecture “Experiencing and Interpreting the Soundscape of the Late Medieval Church of Our Lady in Antwerp” together with Eugeen Schreurs at the three-day symposium “The Role of the Senses in Medieval Liturgies and Rituals” in Padua.
Lecture: “The Dynamics of Devotions: About Signposts, Thresholds and Stumbling Blocks in the History of Christian Religious Life”
On Thursday 27 October, Wendy Wauters will deliver a lecture on the late medieval understanding of the senses in relation to religious rituals at the international symposium: “The Dynamics of Devotions. About Signposts, Thresholds and Stumbling Blocks in the History of Christian Religious Life” (27-28 October).
Barbara Baert’s publication “Pneuma and the Visual Arts in the Middle Ages and Early Modernity” is now a standard work in Japan. The book was translated by Professor Junko Ninagawa (Kansai University in Osaka) and the translation was published this year.
Between 2020-2022, 20 precious medieval manuscripts of the former Cistercian abbey of the Dunes – now preserved in the Major Seminary Bruges, were successfully studied and conserved by the team of the Book Heritage Lab (KU Leuven), under guidance of prof. dr. Lieve Watteeuw. The Dunes Manuscript Research and Conservation Project is supported by the King Baudouin Foundation (Fund Baillet Latour).
On Thursday 8 September, Wendy Wauters, affiliated researcher at Illuminare, will deliver a lecture at the annual symposium of the contactgroup Signum. In this lecture, she will present her research “De Beroering van de Religieuze Ruimte. De Belevingswereld van de Laatmiddeleeuwse Kerkgangers in de Antwerpse Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk”.
Until 25 September 2022 the exhibition ‘Traces: Renaissance Drawings for Flemish Prints’ can be visited at the Courtauld Gallery. This showcase is curated by Maarten Bassens, affiliated researcher at Illuminare and Getty Paper Project Curatorial Fellow at the Courtauld.
Published: “Ornamenta Sacra. Late Medieval and Early Modern Liturgical Objects in a European Context”
Out now: Ornamenta Sacra. Late Medieval and Early Modern Liturgical Objects in a European Context, eds. Ralph Dekoninck, Marie-Christine Claes and Barbara Baert (Art & Religion), Peeters Publishers, 2022. This volume is dedicated to the study of late medieval and early modern liturgical objects, once known as ornamenta sacra.