10, 11–12 June 2015

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

venue: University of Warsaw, the Old BUW, room 105,
Krakowskie Przedmieście 24/28

  • 18.00 keynote lecture: Andrew Morrall (The Bard Graduate Centre, New York)
    The Power of Nature and the Agency of Art in the Works of Jan Vermeyen
    and Nikolas Pfaff

  • Drinks and nibbles

    Thursday, 11 June 2015

    venue: National Museum of Warsaw, cinema hall,
    Aleje Jerozolimskie 3

    9.00 Registration and Welcome Addresses: Agnieszka Morawińska (National Museum in Warsaw) and Grażyna Jurkowlaniec (University of Warsaw)
    9.30–11.00 First Session
    chair: Agnieszka Morawińska

  • Kathryn Rudy (University of St Andrews)
    Touching Skin. How Medieval Users Rubbed, Kissed, Inscribed, Splashed,
    Begrimed, and Pricked their Manuscripts
  • Sarah M. Guérin (University of Montréal)
    Presentation/Representation. The Agency of Materials in the Scenic Reliquaries,
    circa 1300

  • 11.00–11.15 Coffee Break
    11.15–13.00 Second Session
    chair: Kamil Kopania

  • Barbara Baert (KU Leuven)
    Agency of things and the Enclosed Gardens. A case-study on Mixed Media,
    Remnant Art, récyclage and gender in the Low Countries (16th onwards)
  • Elina Gertsman (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland)
    Phantoms of Emptiness: the Agency of (No)thing
  • Mercedes López-Mayán (University of Santiago de Compostela)
    Art, Liturgy and Power in the 15th century: the ‘Manuscript Chapel’
    of Alfonso Carrillo, Archbishop of Toledo

  • 13.00 Lunch Break
    14.00–15.30 Third Session
    chair: Zofia Herman

  • Wim François (KU Leuven)
    The Bible between Material Book and Immaterial Word
  • Karen Eileen Overbey (Tufts University)
    Manual Medicine
  • Jack Hartnell (The Courtauld Institute of Art)
    Dexterity, Memory, and Cutting-Edge Agency in Decorated Surgical Saws

  • 15.30–15.45 Coffee Break
    15.45–16.45 Fourth Session
    chair: Zuzanna Sarnecka

  • Peter Dent (University of Bristol)
    Agency, Beauty and Late-Medieval Sculpture
  • Christopher J. Nygren (University of Pittsburgh)
    “Let them fall down and worship thing.” Lorenzo Valla’s Renaissance Thing Theory

  • 16.45–17.00 Coffee Break

  • 17.00 keynote lecture: Miri Rubin (Queen Mary University of London)
    Why Matter Matters

  • 18.00 Guided tour of the Gallery of Medieval Art, National Museum in Warsaw (Antoni Ziemba and Zofia Herman)

    Friday, 12 June 2015

    venue: National Museum of Warsaw, cinema hall,
    Aleje Jerozolimskie 3

    9.00–11.00 Fifth Session
    chair: Antoni Ziemba

  • 9.00 keynote lecture: Jacqueline Jung (Yale University)
    The Boots of St. Hedwig: Thoughts on the Limits of the Agency of Things

  • Rosa M. Rodriguez Porto (University of York)
    Knighted by the Apostle Himself: Political Fabrication and Chivalric Artifact
    in Compostela, 1332
  • Robert Maniura (Birkbeck, University of London)
    Miraculous Images

  • 11.00–11.15 Coffee Break
    11.15–12.45 Sixth Session

    chair: Jakub Adamski

  • Krystyna Greub-Frącz (Independent Scholar, Cologne)
    The Choir Screen as Agent: A Reinterpretation of the Ghent Altarpiece
  • Emily N. Savage (University of St Andrews)
    The Choir-stall as Interactive Agent
  • Jessica Barker (The Courtauld Institute of Art and Henry Moore Foundation)
    Revealing and Concealing: Visibility as a Strategy of Power at the Royal
    Mausolea of Batalha and Westminster Abbey

  • 12.45–14.00 Lunch Break
    14.00–15.00 Seventh Session
    chair: Ika Matyjaszkiewicz

  • Leah Clark (The Open University)
    Collecting, Exchange, and the Agency of Things in the Renaissance Court
  • Vera-Simone Schulz (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz Max-Planck-Institut)
    Infiltrating artifacts. The agency of things in 14th- and 15th-century Florence

  • 15.00–15.15 Coffee Break
    15.15–16.15 Eighth Session

    chair: Grażyna Jurkowlaniec

  • Jaya Remond (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)
    Marketing Dürer: Prints as agents of self-promotion
  • Alexander Lee (University of Oxford)
    Michelangelo, Tommaso de’Cavalieri, and the Agency of the Gift Giving

  • 16.15 Closing remarks