16.11.2023 - 17.11.2023
Third Annual Conference "Inquisitions, Iconography, and Memory"
The aim of the meeting is to explore the relationship between the tribunals of faith, images and the construction of memory. The IEG is co-organiser, IEG Director Nicole Reinhardt is a member of the scientific committee of the conference. Conference Venue: University of Coimbra, Portugal The International Conference 'Inquisitions, Iconography, and Memory' will be held at the University of Coimbra on 16-17 November 2023. It is organised by the Centre for the History of Society and Culture - University of Coimbra, Portugal, and Inquire - International Centre for Research on Inquisitions - University of Bologna, Italy. The aim of the meeting is to explore the relationship between the tribunals of faith, images and the construction of memory; to analyse the cases in which religious dissent manifested itself in the form of iconoclasm; to better understand the censorship strategies of the Holy Office with regard to images and art objects; and to focus on how these judicial institutions of the Catholic world promoted the representation of heresy, the men who worked to preserve orthodoxy and the memory of the tribunals themselves. The conference will bring together scholars of the medieval Inquisition and the modern Inquisitions (Spanish, Portuguese and Roman) from all over the world, with a comparative approach that will extend to the history of the courts in the Iberian colonial world. 15 speakers are expected. Organisers: Prof. Dr. Nicole Reinhardt, Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte (IEG) - Abteilung für Abendländische Religionsgeschichte, Mainz (D) Centre for the History of Society and Culture – University of Coimbra (PT) Inquire – International Centre for Research on Inquisitions – University of Bologna (IT) Picture: Diebold Schilling d.Ä., Spiezer Chronik (1485): Feuertod des Jan Hus in Konstanz. Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spiezer_Chronik_Jan_Hus_1485.jpg