CfP: Empty Boxes? Modeling the Lost and Ephemeral in Premodern Sacred Spaces

Deadline: 15 June 2024

Premodern sacred space was never in stasis. It was moving, active, and filled with materials,
objects, sounds, and people that combined to create an atmosphere of the sacred and, sometimes,
the miraculous. Responding in part to the sensory turn, this workshop seeks papers that address the lost or
ephemeral aspects of medieval sacred spaces.

The interdisciplinary workshop addresses art and architecture historians, musicologists
and musicians, digital engineers, 3D environmental artists, (archeo)acousticians and sound
Interested speakers are invited to submit an abstract of their proposed paper (max. 500 words) and
a short CV (max. 300 words) through the Bibliotheca Hertziana's recruitment platform.

The workshop will take place from 29–30 May 2025 in Rome and is organised by the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, the German Historical Institute in Rome, the Research Project CANTORIA – Music and Sacred Architecture of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
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