Figural Knowledge – Mediality, Aesthetics, and Materiality of Knowledge in the Pre-Modern Period

Jul 02, 2015 - Jul 04, 2015
Poster (Ausschnitt) zur 3. Jahrestagung "Figurales Wissen" (2015)

Poster (Ausschnitt) zur 3. Jahrestagung "Figurales Wissen" (2015)
Image Credit: Himmelfahrt Mariae P. Puget (Genua 1664/65), Bode-Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Third Annual Conference of the Collaborative Research Centre 980 “Episteme in Motion. Transfer of Knowledge from the Ancient World to the Early Modern Period”, conceptualized and organized by the research group “Depiction and Materiality”, chaired by Anne Eusterschulte and Klaus Krüger

In cooperation with the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Logo Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

at the Bode-Museum, Museumsinsel Berlin


Referring to the term figura and its rhetorical-poetological, theologico-philosophical implications as well as those pertaining to the theory of art, music, and literature, the conference will assess concepts of knowledge conceived of as figural in late antiquity, the
middle ages, as well as the early modern period.

By asking about the specific configurations of figural knowledge in the pre-modern, the conference focuses on the medial constitution and material implementation of an inventory of knowledge. What is constitutive of figural knowledge, which manners of cognizance are connected to it, which medial and material conditions are the development as well as change of this inventory of knowledge subject to? And how can we grasp the aesthetic dimensions of the constitution and transfer of knowledge more precisely in recourse to the idea of the figural? The international conference will address these questions regarding the term figura from a transdisciplinary perspective, and will discuss how the term can be made productive for a history of knowledge in the pre-modern period.

Program

Thursday, 2 July 2015

1 p.m.

Registration

Gobelinsaal, Bode-Museum

2 p.m.

Welcome by Julien Chapuis, Director of the Bode-Museums, and Gyburg Uhlmann, Spokesperson of the CRC 980
Anne Eusterschulte / Klaus Krüger: Introduction

 

Chair: Anne Eusterschulte

2.30 p.m.

Christel Meier-Staubach, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster:
Mittelalterliche Rekonfigurationen des antiken Mythos. Theoretische Konzepte und mediale Praktiken

3.30 p.m.

Klaus Krüger, Freie Universität Berlin:
Figurenevidenz


4.30 p.m.


Coffee break

 

Chair: Tilo Renz

5 p.m.

Susanne Reichlin, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich:
Identifikation von Figur und Präfiguration. Dynamisierung und Entdynamisierung von typologischen Bezügen in der mittelhochdeutschen Marienlyrik

6 p.m.

Gabriele Pelizzari, Università degli Studi di Milano:
Early Christian Art as “Codified Hermeneutics”: From “Decoration” to “Theological Manifesto”


7 p.m.


Coffee break

 

Chair: Gyburg Uhlmann

7.30 p.m.

Glenn W. Most, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa / University of Chicago:
The Annunciation to Mary between Text and Image

8.30 p.m.

Interludium I
Ensemble Al Qantara:
Maqamat – Kulturkontakt zwischen Orient und Okzident

 

Reception


Friday, 3 July 2015

9.30 a.m.–
12.30 p.m.

Workshop I: Figurale Chronologien (Gobelinsaal, Bode-Museum)
Workshop II: Figurales Wissen – Norm und Abweichung
(Kirchensaal, Hotel Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Haus)
Workshop III: Aspekte des Figura-Begriffs
(Seminarraum Finkenwalde, Hotel Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Haus)


12.30 p.m.


Lunch break

1.30–2 p.m.

Guided Tours – Pretiosen des Bode-Museums

Gobelinsaal, Bode-Museum

 

Chair: Jutta Eming

2 p.m.

Ruth von Bernuth, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:
A Most Violent Woman: Translating Judith

3 p.m.

Lamia Balafrej, Wellesley College, Massachusetts:
Tablet of Forms. Persian Book Painting in the 15th Century


4 p.m.


Coffee break

 

Chair: Volkhard Wels

4.30 p.m.

Benjamin Steiner, Universität Erfurt:
Africa figurata. Figurales Wissen und das ‘Andere’ in der Welt der Frühen Neuzeit

5.30 p.m.

Ulrike Schneider, Freie Universität Berlin:
Die Sibylle als figura


6.30 p.m.


Coffee break

 

Chair: Klaus Krüger

7 p.m.

Avinoam Shalem, Columbia University in the City of New York:
Critical Inquiry: in Front of the Sphinx and other Pharaonic Sculptures in the 12th Century

8 p.m.

Interludium II
Daniel Gloger, Countertenor, Cologne:
Affekt und Gesangsstimme in der Vormoderne


Saturday, 4 July 2015

Gobelinsaal, Bode-Museum

 

Chair: Peter Seiler

9 a.m.

Anne Eusterschulte, Freie Universität Berlin:
Imaginatio figurata: Figurales Traumwissen

10 a.m.

Thomas Lentes, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster:
Umbra – Figura – Veritas. Zur Genealogie des Zeichens in der mittelalterlichen Sakramenten- und Liturgietheologie


11 a.m.


Coffee break

 

Chair: Klaus Krüger

11.30 a.m.

Laurenz Lütteken, Universität Zürich:
“Eine besondere Form des Ausdrucks” – Figur und Rhetorik als Problem der Musik


12.30 p.m.


Lunch break

1.30–2 p.m.

Guided Tours – Pretiosen des Bode-Museums

 

Chair: Andrew James Johnston

2 p.m.

Patricia Emison, University of New Hampshire:
Ut pictura pictura: on Rainbows, Acrobats, and Globalscapes

3 p.m.

Viktoria Tkaczyk, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte:
Amphitheater der Vormoderne: Wissensfiguren aus Holz und Stein


4 p.m.


Coffee break

4.30 p.m.

Panel: Medialität – Ästhetik – Materialität
with Anne Eusterschulte (Freie Universität Berlin), Christian Kiening (Universität Zürich), Klaus Krüger (Freie Universität Berlin), Avinoam Shalem (Columbia University), Christel Meier-Staubach (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)


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Members of the committee: Mira Becker, Fabiana Cazzola, Anne Eusterschulte, Jan-Peer Hartmann, Kristiane Hasselmann, Iris Helffenstein, Klaus Krüger, Almut-Barbara Renger, Tilo Renz, Ulrike Schneider, Ursula Ziegler

Contact: info@sfb-episteme.de

Time & Location

Jul 02, 2015 - Jul 04, 2015

Bode-Museum, Gobelinsaal, Visitor Entrance, Am Kupfergraben, 10117 Berlin