Marian Devotion in Late Medieval Society
29-30 October 2021 - 2pm CEST Via Zoom
An informal interdisciplinary colloquium which aims to widen our collective understanding of Marian veneration in the late Middle Ages.
Seventeen speakers will present their work on various forms of Marian devotion: from chant to literary lawsuits, poetry to liturgy, Books of Hours to stained glass.
Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Science,
in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague.
Project Old Myths, New Facts: Czech Music in the Centre of 15th Century Music Developments.
Programme and Registration:
Friday 29 October
14:00 – Welcome from Dr Rudolf Kučera, Director of the Masaryk Institute and Archives of the CAS,
and Dr Hana Vlhová-Wörner, Project Leader for Old Myths, New Facts: Czech Music in the Centre of 15th Century Music Developments.
14:15 – Session 1: Late Medieval Marian Offices
Chair: Jan Ciglbauer, Charles University, Prague
Chant as Sermon: The office of the Presentation of Mary at the Temple and the Feast’s Promotion
Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and Kristin Hoefener, Universidade Nova, Lisbon
The Reception of Offices for the Visitation in West Slavic Countries
Rhianydd Hallas, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the CAS
Respexit Humilitatem: the Madonna of Humility and the Feast of the Visitation around 1400
Juliette Calvarin, Institute for Art and Visual History, Humboldt University, Berlin
The Liturgical Office for the Feast of Mary’s Purification in Late Medieval Braga
Mariana Ramos de Lima, University of Cambridge
16:15 – Break
16:30 – Session 2: Iconography
Chair: Sue Niebrzydowski, Bangor University
Mary, Christ’s Body and the True Cross: The Virgin’s Role as Co-Redemptrix in the Case of 14th Century Wall Paintings in the Kingdom of Hungary
Mihnea Mihail, National University of Arts and New Europe College in Bucharest
Medievalism: Iconography and Theology in Nineteenth-Century Stained-Glass Annunciations
Stephen Huws, Trinity College Dublin
17:30 – Break
17:45 – Session 3: Music, Poetry, and Devotion
Chair: Hana Vlhová-Wörner, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the CAS
Marian Devotion in poetry and song in medieval Ireland and Scotland – a newly identified musical source
Ann Buckley, Trinity College Dublin
Manifestations of Marian devotion in Armenian sacred music and theology in the late middle ages
Haig Utidjian, Charles University, Prague
Bohemian Planctus Mariae: Feeling Like a Woman, Thinking Like a Man. Or not?
Eliška Poláčková, Palacký University, Olomouc and Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences
Saturday 30 October
14:00 – Session 4: Liturgy, Repertory, Sources
Chair: Rhianydd Hallas, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the CAS
“Marian Periphery” of the Diocesan Rite of Prague
Jakub Pavlík, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the CAS
Ministri speciales beate virginis at St Vitus’s Cathedral in Prague: liturgy, repertory, sources
Hana Vlhová-Wörner, Masaryk Institute and Archives of the CAS
Unraveling the Marian Culture of a Spanish Medieval Liturgical Manuscript
Lucia Denk, Dalhousie University
Imperatrix virgo gloriosa from Codex Speciálník (ca 1480-1500). A revival of a forgotten Marian cantio?
Lenka Hlávková, Charles University, Prague
16:00 – Break
16:15 – Session 5: Devotional Literature
Chair: Vicki Kay Price, Bangor University
‘Mary, mindfulness and the mise-en-page’: Wellbeing and the Book of Hours
Sue Niebrzydowski, Bangor University
Mary fighting the devil: intercession in two medieval literary lawsuits
Věra Soukupová, Institute of Czech Literature of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Our Lady of Words Unsaid in “Olomouc Tales”
Matouš Jaluška, Institute of the Czech Literature of the Czech Academy of Sciences
18:00 – Roundtable