Medieval Textiles East and West: Identity and Exchange

October 22, 2010

University of Zurich

Preliminary Program

  • 10:00 – 10:15
    Welcoming Remarks

10:15 – 12:00
Session I: Textile Identities: Byzantium, Islam, and Eurasian Borderlands

  • BRANISLAV CVETKOVIĆ (Regional Museum, Jagodina, Serbia)
    Textiles and Their Usage in Medieval Balkans: The Royal Context
  • WARREN WOODFIN (University of Zurich)
    Mediterranean Symbols of Power in the Costume of a Steppe Leader
  • 12:00 – 13:30
  • Break for Lunch

13:30 – 16:00
Session II: Western Medieval Textiles and their Representations

  • BARBARA BAERT (Catholic University of Leuven)
    The 13th-century Embroidered Antependium of Wernigerode (Germany)
  • ANNA BÜCHELER (University of Toronto)
    Cladding the Invisible: Textile Ornament as Visual Metaphor in Early Medieval German Manuscripts
  • TRISTAN WEDDIGEN (University of Zurich)
    The Vera Icon as a Textile Image
  • 16:00 – 16:30
  • Concluding Remarks

Institutional Partners

Prof. Dr. Barbara Baert, Catholic University of Leuven, Iconology Research Group

Prof. Dr. Tristan Weddigen, University of Zurich, An Iconology of the Textile