International conference Splendour of Burgundy (1419-1482).
A multidisciplinary approach. 12-14 May 2009, ConcerTgebouw bruges
Organised by the Musea Brugge and the Alamire Foundation (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), in collaboration with the Concertgebouw Brugge and the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
The conference coincides with the exhibition ‘Charles the Bold. The splendour of Burgundy’ (Groeninge Museum and Church of Our Lady from 27 March till 21 July 2009) organized in collaboration with Historisches Museum Bern and Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
In the course of the fifteenth century, the reputation of the Burgundian court rose to an unprecedented level, brought forward by ever growing territorial ambitions and accumulation of wealth. This reached a climax during the reign of Charles the Bold (1433-1477), the living embodiment of the pomp and pageantry of the Burgundian court and a generous patron of the fine arts.
Rather than focusing on a single academic discipline, the conference aims to shed light on Burgundian court culture as an organic whole, between the start of the reign of Philip the Good (1419) and the death of Mary of Burgundy (1482). It is intended to provide a forum for new research from the fields of History, History of Art, Literature and Musicology. To this end, two plenary and twelve partly parallel sessions will adress a variety of topics (see program below).
The conference will take place in the Concertgebouw in Bruges from the 12th until the 14th of May 2009.
Registration until April 30th is possible by sending in the filled in registration form (see attachment) to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax: 0032 (0) 50 44 87 28.
Please note: The deadline for registration is April 30th 2009.
Johan Oosterman (Radboud University Nijmegen): “Scattered voices: the ‘Cronike’ of De Roovere among other accounts on the Bruges Marriage of 1468”
Henk ‘t Jong (Leiden University and central Bureau voor genealogie, Den Haag): “The Chamber of the Scribe. Reality in Disguise instead of Disguised Symbolism”
Klaus Oschema (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg): “Liquid splendour – table-fountains and wine-fountains at the Bourgondian courts”
Samuel Mareel (University of Groningen): “The many lives of a poem. Anthonis de Rovere’s verse insertions in the Excellente Cronicke”
Sophie Jolivet (Université de Bourgogne) & Hanno Wijsman (Leiden University): “Clothing and Manuscript Illumination at the Burgundian Court (1430-1455)”
Eva Helfenstein (Harvard university): “The Burgundian court goblet (Der Burgundische hofbecher) Function and Status of Precious Vessels at the Burgundian Court”
Frederik Buylaert (Ghent University), “Historiography and Social Mobility. The representation of the Late Medieval Despars Family in the Bruges Chronicle of Nicolas Despars († 1597)”
Andrew Hamilton (Harvard University): “The technique of Burgundian embroidery”
Olga Vassilieva-Codognet (Ecole des Hautes Etudes et Sciences Sociales, Paris): “The portraits of the counts of Flanders and the Coloured drawings of the Douai manuscript of the Excellente cronike of Vlaenderen”
Kathryn Rudy (National Library of the Netherlands): “The Trivulzio Hours”