Evan Gatti to present paper on Ottonian Italy at International Congress on Medieval Studies
Assistant Professor Evan A. Gatti will give a paper titled “Images on the Edge and About the Center: “Ottonian” Art in Northern Italy” in a session titled "Art History on the Edge: Art and Architecture in the Provinces of the Medieval World(s)" at the International Congress on Medieval Studies on May 13 in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Gatti's paper investigates the history and historiography of an Ottonian Sacramentary made for Bishop Warmund of Ivrea around the year 1000. Using this "provincial" example of manuscript illumination as a case study, Gatti calls for a reconsideration of the art historical term "Ottonian" and suggests that by calling attention to its problematic connotations, we might actually better understand it as central to our modern understanding of the Middle Ages.
The 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place May 13-16, 2010. The Congress is an annual gathering of over 3,000 scholars interested in Medieval Studies. It features over 600 sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, and performances. There are also some 90 business meetings and receptions sponsored by learned societies, associations, and institutions.