Paper Religion: Affordances and Uses in Christian Practices 1400 - 1500

Paper Religion: Affordances and Uses in Christian Practices 1400 - 1800

Centre for Religion and Heritage - Faculteit Godgeleerdheid en Godsdienstwetenschap - Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
9712 GK
Vom - Bis
27.05.2021 - 29.05.2021
Mauricio Mauricio Oviedo, Faculteit Godgeleerdheid en Godsdienstwetenschap, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

The Centre for Religion and Heritage has the pleasure to invite you to the International Online Conference Paper Religion: Affordances and Uses in Christian Practices 1400 - 1500.

Paper Religion: Affordances and Uses in Christian Practices 1400 - 1800

An international interdisciplinary scholarly symposium on the medium of paper, its affordances, and uses during a period of transition in early modern Christianity. Speakers bring into conversation different religious groups sharing a common dependency on paper for the distribution of new visual and textual cultures: from prints to drawings, from emblem books to sacred music.


27th of May

Keynote Speaker

David Morgan (Duke University) – Aura on Paper: Protestant Visual Piety in 19th-century United States.

First Panel

Orietta Da Rold (University of Cambridge) – The use of paper in clerical circles.

Daniel Bellingradt (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) – The Paper Trade and Early Modern Paper Religions: On the hidden material flows of religious communication.

Megan Williams (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) – TBA

28th of May

Second Panel:

Andrew Pettegree (University of St. Andrews) – Religious Publishing and the salvation of print. Interrogating the Universal Short Title Catalogue.

Arthur der Weduwen (University of St. Andrews) – Religion and the Periphery of Print. The emergence and viability of the print trade in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

Sabrina Corbellini (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) – Reading religious texts in an age of transition: reading materials and reading techniques.

Third panel

Erin Giffin (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) – Folding Visions of Faith into the Cult of Loreto through Print.

Nelleke Moser (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) – Paper, ink and the word of God: the disposal and repurposing of religious texts in 18th-century Dutch trompe-l'oeil books.

Mario Aschauer (Sam Houston State University) – Paper, Pen, and Pencil: Materiality in Sacred Works by German Composers around 1800.

29th of May

Fourth Panel

Benedetta Spadaccini (Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana) – Federico Borromeo and His Collection of Prints.

Hubert Meeus (Universiteit Antwerpen) – Printers and artists as messengers of the Church.

Walter S. Melion (Emory University) - The Heart on Paper: Materiality and Artisanship in the Paradisus precum selectarum (1610) of the Cistercian Sub-Prior Martin Boschman.


Ann-Sophie Lehman (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

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