FSU Art History students and faculty will give papers and chair a panel at the 56th annual International Congress on Medieval Studies hosted by Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. The conference will convene online May 9–14, 2021, and graduate students will host watch parties in G40 and G41 WJB for all who are interested in joining.
On Tuesday, May 11 at 9 am, Britt Boler Hunter and Sarah Mathiesen will chair the panel “’Behold a Pale Horse:’ Eschatology of the Medieval East and West,” which aims to cultivate a conversation on global medieval Apocalypticism. Hunter and Mathiesen planned this session as a reaction to how popular and news media over the past year has compared the COVID-19 pandemic to apocalyptic plagues and the Black Death of the 14th century. The panel will feature papers by scholars at the University of Nottingham, the University of Verona, and Koç University in Istanbul.
On Thursday, May 13 at 3 pm, Nina Gonzalebez will present “The Mystical Narrative of Giovanni di Paolo’s Saint Catherine of Siena Predella.” Also on Thursday, May 13 at 5 pm, Britt Boler Hunter will present her paper “Death, Body, and Spirit: Ontological Security in the Wellcome Apocalypse of the Late Middle Ages.” This presentation derives from dissertation research on how didactic imagery of the multi-textual Wellcome Apocalypse reflects pastoral interests concerning life and afterlife (especially for women) in late medieval Germany. And on Saturday, May 15 at 1 pm, Dr. Kyle Killian will present “The Place for Gothic Space between Reims and Soissons.”