Junior Scientist, project The Visual Representations of Saints – identification and identity, Austrian part of the ESF EuroCORE-funded project Symbols that Bind and Break Communities: Saints’ Cults as Stimuli and Expressions of Local, Regional, National, and Universalist Identities

  • Jaritz, Gerhard, (Projektleitung)
  • Hornickova, Katerina, (Projektmitarbeiter/in)

Projektdetails

Beschreibung

The Krems team examines the role of the visual representation of saints, the levels and complexity of these representations and their influence on the popular perception of saints – with particular emphasis on how the saints were differently produced, used, and perceived at local, regional, ‘national’ and ‘general’ levels. It looks on the ways of communicating with saints, following with model lifestyles presented by them, and how they helped people identify with various types of community, places and regions.
This is done particularly through detailed image analysis, comparative approaches and reconstruction of contexts of these images. Analysing the selected depictions as meaningful structure, with individual elements communicating different attachments on different levels, and communicating informations about the community and cultural and even spatial contexts.

The project will examine the role of the visual representation of saints from the twelfth to the beginning of the seventeenth centuries, the levels and complexity of these representations and their influence on the popular perception of saints: on communicating with saints, the power of saints, identifying with model lifestyles presented by them, and how saints helped people identify with their own communities, from local ones up.
KurztitelCULTIC SYMBOLS
StatusAbgeschlossen
Tatsächlicher Beginn/ -es Ende15/10/1031/12/13

Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige 2002

  • 6527 Kulturgeschichte