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Virtual Workshop: Imported Relics in Rome from Damasus I to Paschal I
Wann : 12.10.2020 - 14.10.2020
Art : Workshop, Online Event

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This event will be streamed live on the streaming channel of the Biblioteca Hertziana

International Workshop

In its wealth of relics, Rome surpassed all other cities of the Roman Empire by far. Pope Damasus I (366-384), known as cultor martyrum, initiated the cultivation of this heritage, a practice that was systematically renewed under Paschal I (817-824). Yet it did not take long for relics of foreign saints to be imported into Rome and integrated into the cult practice and sacred topography of the city.

The discovery, salvage, transport, reception and deposition of these imported relics were elaborately staged and (re-)commemorated in a variety of media. Imported relics could become an identity-forming part of the city, while at the same time, imports of relics changed the sacred topography of Rome. This little-studied aspect of the Roman cult of saints and relics is to be explored within the framework of an interdisciplinary workshop. The focus of interest will be: the hagiographic profile of the imported saints, the changes in the sacred topography of the city, the codification of new forms of the cult of relics as a result of their import, the use of artistic media and, last but not least, the motivations of the actors involved.

This event will be streamed live on the streaming channel of the Bibliotheca Hertziana
Due to current safety regulations the workshop must take place without an audience on site.
Scientific Organization: Adrian Bremenkamp, Tanja Michalsky, Norbert Zimmermann

Programm ( vorläufiger Stand 18.09.2020)

Montag, 12.10. 2020
14:30 Begrüßung und Einführung (Norbert Zimmermann und Tanja Michalsky)
15:00 Ortwin Dally: Reliquien in Rom vor dem Christentum
15:30 Alessandro Bonfiglio: Il culto dei martiri stranieri a Roma e la questione dei calendari. Da una rilettura dello studio di E. Donckel
16:15-16:45 Kaffee- und Lüftungspause
16:45 Maya Maskarinec: Where are the Women? Foreign Saints and the Construction of a Masculine Rome
17:30 John Osborne: The Relic Lists of Sant’Angelo in Pescheria and San Silvestro in Capite
18:15 Andrea Antonio Verardi: Hic beatissimus praesul multa corpora sanctorum requiens invenit: Politica papale e importazione di reliquie a Roma tra VIII e IX secolo

Dienstag, 13.10. 2020
9:00 Teodoro De Giorgio: Felice IV (526-530) e il culto dei santi orientali a Roma
9:45 Alžběta Filipová: The Church of San Vitale in Rome and the Fluctuations of the Cult of Ambrosian Saints
10:30-11:00 Kaffee- und Lüftungspause
11:00 Donatella Nuzzo: San Leucio di Brindisi: il culto a Roma e in Italia meridionale tra tarda antichità e alto medioevo
11:45 Simone Schiavone: Da Costantinopoli a Roma: le reliquie di Filippo e Giacomo il Minore dalla recente ricognizione nella Basilica dei Ss. XII Apostoli
12:30-13:00 Zwischendiskussion
13:00-14:00 Mittagspause
14:00 Alessandra Cerrito: Il culto di S. Anastasia a Roma
14:45 Alessandro Vella: Ubi ipsa corpore iacet: il culto di Tecla e le sue reliquie, a Roma e in Occidente
15:30-16:00 Kaffee- und Lüftungspause
16:00 Armin Bergmeier: Barbaren und Sarazenen: Reliquienraub in Rom, Anagni und Venedig
16:45 Cristiana Filippini: La scena di traslazione sulla facciata della basilica paleocristiana di San Clemente: stratificazioni interpretative

Mittwoch, 14.10. 2020
9:00 Davide Bianchi: Devotion and Relics in Rome at the time of Pope Gregory the Great
9:45 András Handl: Papst Symmachus als Förderer der Importkulte im römischen Liber pontificalis
10:30-11:00 Kaffee- und Lüftungspause
11:00 Maria Lidova: Dalmatian Saints in Rome. An Attempt of Relic Import in the Seventh Century
11:45 Manfred Luchterhandt: Reliquien als materielle Identitätskerne in Migrationsprozessen. Die Päpste und der Nahe Osten im frühen Mittelalter
12:30 Abschlussdiskussion

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Norbert Zimmermann
Abteilung Rom
Via Sicilia 136
00187 Rom
+39 06 48881-455
+39 06 4884-973

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