AccueilSephardic Book Art of the XVth century

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Publié le mercredi 18 février 2015 par João Fernandes

Résumé

This conference will focus on the cultural and artistic questions posed by Sephardic codices of the 15th century by gathering scholars who have studied or are studying these manuscripts. Moreover, issues related with the materiality of these manuscripts will also be discussed, including codicological and paleographic approaches, as well as the fate of these manuscripts after the forced conversion or expulsion of Sephardic Jews between 1492 and 1498, among other related topics. Invited speakers include Andreina Contessa, Javier del Barco, Katrin Kogman-Appel, Maria Teresa Ortega Monasterio, Sarit Shalev-Eyni, Shalom Sabar, Sonia Fellous.

Annonce

Argument

Sephardic decorated manuscripts of the 15th century have traditionally received less attention from art historians and codicologists than manuscripts from previous periods. On the one hand, there is the idea that due to the oppression suffered by Sephardic Jews, especially in the second half of the 15th century, their cultural and artistic production was the result of a decline and therefore poorer and uninteresting. On the other hand, researchers are mainly concerned with the analysis of manuscripts that signal the emergence of the decorated Sephardic book during the first half of the 13th century, and with manuscripts where Sephardic narrative art appeared and developed, during the 14th century.Therefore, questions about cultural and artistic interaction have been mainly directed to these two centuries, exploring the idea of “convivencia” and studying the appropriation of Christian and Islamic artistic and iconographic motifs by Sephardic artists and patrons. Yet, there is a growing interest on 15th century manuscripts in recent scholarship. Studies published by researchers such as Katrin Kogman-Appel, David Stern or Andreina Contessa have highlighted the cultural and artistic relevance of these manuscripts, renewing earlier studies.

This conference will focus on the cultural and artistic questions posed by Sephardic codices of the 15th century by gathering scholars who have studied or are studying these manuscripts. Moreover, issues related with the materiality of these manuscripts will also be discussed, including codicological and paleographic approaches, as well as the fate of these manuscripts after the forced conversion or expulsion of Sephardic Jews between 1492 and 1498, among other related topics. Invited speakers include Andreina Contessa, Javier del Barco, Katrin Kogman-Appel, Maria Teresa Ortega Monasterio, Sarit Shalev-Eyni, Shalom Sabar, Sonia Fellous.

Program

Day 1: Wednesday, 25th of February 2015

09h00 Reception

09h30 Opening

10h00-10h45 

  • Katrin Kogman-Appel · Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Calligraphy and Decoration in the Farhi Codex (Sassoon coll. Ms 368, Mallorca, 1366–83)

11h00-12h30 

  • Sonia Fellous · Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes - CNRS, Illuminated Iberian Manuscripts: a mirror of identities
  • Sarit Shalev-Eyni · Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Sephardic Book Art in Transition: The Biblical Codex and Mudejar Visual Culture

13:00 Lunch

14h00-15h30

  • Philippe Bobichon · Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes - CNRS, Les manuscrits scientifiques séfarades du fonds hébreu de la Bibliothèque nationale, et leurs illustrations
  • Helena Avelar · The Warburg Institute | Luís Ribeiro · IEM, Nova University of Lisbon, Jewish astrology and medicine in 15th century Portugal: evidences and documents

16h00-17h30

  • Ilana Wartenberg · University College London, Islamic motifs in mathematical, astronomical and calendrical tables within 15th-century Hebrew Sephardic manuscripts
  • Tiago Moita · ARTIS, Faculdade de Letras, University of Lisbon, Under the sign of Apollo and Aesculapius: The Hebrew manuscript at Reynolds Historical Library (Birmingham, Alabama)  

DAY 2: Thursday, 26th of February 2015

09h15-10h45
  • Maria Portmann · Institut für Kunstgeschichte, LMU München, Identity and Otherness in Sephardic Book Art
  • Aron Sterk · Chester University, Joseph Ibn Yahya and his book in the late 15th c. Saint Vincent Panels
11h00-12h30
  • Maria Ortega Monasterio · Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo, Some Sephardi Bibles from the Fifteenth Century in the Bodleian Library 
  • Javier del Barco · Instituto de Lenguas y Culturas del Mediterráneo y Oriente Próximo, The Biblia Rabbinica Predecessors: Hebrew Glossed Bibles in the Fifteenth Century
13:00 Lunch

14h00-15h30
  • Aléxia Teles Duchowny · Federal University of Minas Gerais, Sephardic paleography of the fifteenth century
  • Débora Marques de Matos · Kings College London, Redefining Borders: Mobility Of Scribes In Late Fifteenth Century Sepharad
 
16h00-17h30
  • Cristina Ciucu · Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales · IRHT, Sephardic Kabbalah Manuscripts (XIVth and XVth centuries): Codicology, Palaeography, Page Layout, Graphic Representations, Circulation and History
  • Ilana Tahan · Curator of Hebrew and Christian Orient Studies, British Library, The provenance of the Hebrew manuscripts from Portugal held in the British Library collection
17:30 Exhibition opening  

DAY 3: Friday, 27th of February 2015 

09h15-10h45
  • Tali Winkler · University of Chicago, The Free Library Bible: The Life of a 15th-century Iberian Manuscript
  • Yitzchak Schwartz · Yeshiva University, The Lisbon Workshop’s Hispanic Society Bible: Jewish Art and identity on the Cusp of Modernity 
11h00-12h30
  • Andreina Contessa · Museum of Italian Jewish Art Jerusalem, Wandering books: the migration of 15th century Sephardic manuscripts and their 'new life' outside Iberia 
  • Luís U. Afonso · ARTIS, Faculdade de Letras, University of Lisbon, Jewish networks, books and early protoglobalisation: investigating the route of BNF Hebr. 1314-1315
13:00 Lunch

14:00-15:30
  • Adelaide Miranda, Catarina F. Barreira, Paula Cardoso · IEM, Nova University of Lisbon, Dialogues between Christians and Jews. Illumination in Portugal during the 15th century
  • Shalom Sabar · Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Typography, Layout and Decoration: Between the Printed Book and Illuminated Mss. in the Iberian Peninsula

16:00 Closing

Lieux

  • Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal - Campo Grande, 83
    Lisbonne, Portugal (1749-081)

Dates

  • mercredi 25 février 2015
  • jeudi 26 février 2015
  • vendredi 27 février 2015

Fichiers attachés

Mots-clés

  • Sephardic manuscript, illuminated manuscript, Hebrew manuscript, convivencia, jewish art, Iberian Peninsula

Contacts

  • Luís Ribeiro
    courriel : luisribeiro [at] me [dot] com
  • Luis Afonso
    courriel : luis [dot] afonso [at] letras [dot] ulisboa [dot] pt

Source de l'information

  • Luís Ribeiro
    courriel : luisribeiro [at] me [dot] com

Pour citer cette annonce

« Sephardic Book Art of the XVth century », Colloque, Calenda, Publié le mercredi 18 février 2015, http://calenda.org/317363