Monday 16 January, 2017: Medieval Legal Iconography

9:00-9:20:       Registration & Morning Coffee

9:20-9:30        Word of Welcome by Till-Holger Borchert (director Musea Brugge)

9:30- 9:40       Introduction by the organizers

9:40-11:10      Session I: The Last Judgment (XIV-XVI century)   

                         Chair: Carolin Behrmann (KHI Florence)

  • Clare Sandford-Couch (Northumbria University): Changes in Late-Medieval Artistic Representations of Hell in Central and Northern Italy: a Visual Trick?
  • Mia Korpiola (University of Turku): The Role of Church Paintings of the Last Judgement as Images of Justice in a Lay-dominated Legal System, Sweden 1350-1600
  • Edina Eszenvi (Rome Art Program): The Psychostasis in Medieval Hungary
  • Discussion

11:10-11:40    Coffee break

11:40-12-10    Introduction to the Exhibition by Curator Vanessa Paumen

12:10-13:30    Lunch break

13:30-15:30    Session II: Legal Imagery in the City (XIV-XV century)

                         Chair: Vanessa Paumen (exhibition curator/Groeningemuseum)

  • Caroline O. Fowler (Yale University): Group Portraiture in Early Netherlandish Justice Paintings
  • Nadine Mai (University of Hamburg): Healing the City with Blood – Jerusalem as a juridical Metaphor in 15th century Bruges
  • Tamara Golan (Johns Hopkins University): “ut experiri et scire posset”: Hans Fries and the Forensic Gaze in the Kleiner Johannes Altar
  • Bertrand Cosnet (Université de Tours/CESR): The Personifications of Justice in Italian City-states: from Equity to Good Government
  • Discussion

15:30-16:00    Coffee break

16:00-17:30    Session III: Legal Iconography in Illuminated Manuscripts (XIII-XVI century)          Chair: Clare Sandford-Couch (Northumbria University)

  • Marina Vidas (Royal Library Copenhagen): Images of Justice in Venetian Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Illuminated Documents and Books
  • Egbert Koops (Leiden University): The Penis mightier than the Sword. Phallic Imagery in a Bolognese Legal Manuscript
  • Andrew Murray (independent scholar): The Montpellier Parchment and the Sovereignty of Justice in the Later Valois Burgundy State
  • Discussion

(12:30-18:00   Groeningemuseum & The Art of Law exhibition accessible for participants)

18:30-19:30       Welcoming reception at the Bruges Town Hall hosted by the City of Bruges and Mayor Renaat Landuyt