Tuesday 17 January, 2017: Early Modern Legal Iconography

9:30-10:30      Session IV: Justitia’s Early Modern Complexity

                          Chair: Georges Martyn (Ghent University)

  • Valérie Hayaert (IHEJ Paris): Justice’s blindfold: Fascia or Fascis? Or Both?
  • Guy Delmarcel (Department of Art History, KULeuven): Justitia. Examples and Allegories of Justice and Tribunals in Flemish Tapestry. 1450-1550
  • Discussion

10:30-11:00    Coffee break

11:00-12:30    Session V: Representations and Power

                         Chair: Valérie Hayaert (IHEJ, Paris)

  • Paul De Win (independent scholar): Art et Droit Pénal
  • Beatrijs Wolters van der Weij (Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Brussels): Happy Are Those who Observe Justice, who Do Righteousness at all Times.’ Civic Bodies and their Identification with Justice and Law in Early Modern Flemish Portraiture
  • Frederik Dhondt (VUB/UA/UGent/FWO): Diplomacy, Law and the Representation of Power. The Iconography of Peace from Louis XIV to Louis XV
  • Discussion

12:30-13:30    Lunch break

13:30-15:00    Session VI: Early Modern Court Room Decorations

                          Chair: Samuel Mareel (Museum Hof van Busleyden/KMSKA/Ghent University)

  • Christian-Nils Robert (University of Geneva): Setting the Stage for Justice. An Enduring Anachronism
  • Ann-Kathrin Hubrich (University of Hamburg): The Scenography of Early Modern Court Rooms – Lüneburg for example
  • Raf Verstegen (KU Leuven): The Judgement of Cambyses. The Multiple Sources of a Rich Iconographical Topic
  • Discussion

15:00-15:30    Coffee break

15:30-17:00    Session VII: Commenting Law in Early Modern Print

                          Chair: Pedro Barbas-Homem (Universidade de Lisboa)

  • Gustav Kalm (Columbia University): The Rhetoric of Letterform in an Ordinary 16th Century German Formulary
  • Alain Wijffels (Leiden/Leuven/Louvain-la-Neuve/CNRS): Lawyers and Litigants: Corruption of Justice in H. Goltzius’s Litis Abusus
  • Felix Jäger (KHI Florence): Legal Iconology of the Grotesque in the 16th Century
  • Discussion

18:00-19:00    Key Note Lecture

  • Carolin Behrmann (KHI Florence): Law’s Manifestations: From Signs to Images – on Early Modern Legal Iconology

19:30-21:00    Conference Dinner (Walking Dinner)

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