Kategorie Vortrag
Titel Gastvortrag: "Words, images, memory. St. Dionyisus in Regensburg" (Michele Vescovi, Lincoln
Termine Thursday, 18.05.2017 18:15 Uhr
Ort Institut für Europäische Kunstgeschichte Seminarstr. 4 Graimberg-Raum
  • SFB_933_A05_Vortrag-Vescovi_Mai2017
  • In the year 1049, the monastic community of St. Emmeram in Regensburg found in its church within the holy body of St Dionysius, better known as St Denis, the patron saint of all of Gallia, buried in the famous abbey north of Paris.

    This paper explores the construction of the institutional memory related to the presence of the holy body of the saint in Regensburg, focusing, in particular, on the portal built after the inventio. Here, the effigies of St Emmeram (patron saint of the church), Christ and St Dionysius are accompanied by inscriptions. The paper will consider the careful interaction between the conception of the inscriptions as texts and their articulation in the written space, to then explore these inscriptions as intellectual statements, linking them to the manuscripts once held in the library of the abbey.