This seminar will promote interactive engagement in order to investigate how objects, architecture, and devotional practices intersected during the late Medieval and Renaissance periods. We will explore how recent scholarship has added to, modified, or superseded earlier understanding of devotional interaction in Europe.
NEH Summer Scholars will read and discuss primary documents as well as interdisciplinary secondary sources. Site visits will give participants the opportunity to explore churches and museums in the company of experts to better understand how objects and spaces operated for medieval devotees. Participants will discuss readings with one another and visiting scholars while visiting the sites to which they pertain.
Buildings and their historic furnishings will serve as our essential primary sources. Guest lecturers will discuss specific places and objects and lead participants in enlightening discussions. Along with experiential learning and common readings, participants will have access to research facilities in York that will enable them to pursue their individual research projects.
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