Past event

Sacred Drama (Day 2) Art, Devotion and Performance in the Age of Religious Reform (c.1500-c.1700)

This is a two-day conference, with sessions running as follows:

Day 1: Wednesday 11 May, 1pm to 5pm (with one 30 minute coffee break)
Today (Day 2): 9.30am to 1pm (with one 30 minute coffee break)


9am to 9.30am: Coffee and tea

9.30am to 10.30am: Politics and Piety
Chair: Emily Michelson (University of St Andrews)

Andrew Spicer
Oxford Brookes University
‘Revolt, renewal and Marian devotion in the Southern Netherlands, c. 1566–1621'

Eelco Nagelsmit
Leiden University
‘Strategic Translations: Capuchins staging the sacred in Brussels and Switzerland, c. 1650'

10.30am to 11am: Coffee and tea

11am to 12.30pm: Performative Bodies
Chair: Eelco Nagelsmit (Leiden University)

Andrew Horn
University of St Andrews
‘”Outsiders” on the stage of the Passion: queer readings and the socially marginal in Lombard sculptural ensembles, c. 1480–1700'

Grace Harpster
Georgia State University
‘Pious footprints: performative travel beyond Borromean Milan'

Ruth Sargent Noyes (on Teams)
National Museum of Denmark
‘The sacred drama of corpisanti catacomb relic–sculptures in the long Counter–Reformation'

12.30pm to 1pm: Concluding remarks

2.30pm to 4pm: Historical tour of St Andrews with Dr Lizzie Swarbrick (University of Edinburgh)