The Apocrypha in the Age of Cathedrals
The Role and Function of Apocryphal Narratives of the Early Life of Mary in Medieval Art and Literature
The Protevangelium of James (2nd Century), the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew (6th Century) and the Nativity of Mary (9th Century) form the so-called “Nativity of Mary” narratives. They relate the birth and early life of Mary, her marriage with Joseph, her pregnancy and the virginal birth
of Jesus with the visit of the midwives. Later incorporated into the Golden Legend and preaching manuals, these narratives exerted considerable influence upon medieval art and literature, especially nourishing Marian cult.
The Iscal 2016 provides a precious opportunity to enhance your knowledge on the transmission paths and mechanisms behind the reception of one of the most widespread apocryphal motifs in medieval art and literature. Medieval historians and specialists in medieval art history will conduct the different sessions, allowing students to appreciate the complexity and the richness of the reception of apocryphal narratives in the Middle Ages.
More information in the leaflet.
The Latin Collection of the Acts of the Apostles (pseudo-Abdias)
The Summer School on Christian Apocryphal Literature, Strasbourg 24-27 June 2012, gives a valuable opportunity to become acquainted with the advances and current directions in research on the Latin Collection of the Acts of Apostles (Virtues Apostolorum) and its reception in artistic production. It will allow students and scholars to interact with the foremost specialists in the field and to work on some unedited materials under their direction in a series of instructional workshops.
Pre-registration can be accessed at: http://www.unistra.fr/inscription/apocrypha. Cost of registration: €100 (including meals). Cost of travel/accommodation is assumed by the participant.
For further details please contact Gabriella Aragione, Faculté de théologie protestante
9, Place de l’Université,
F-67084 Strasbourg Cedex
More information on the FMRSI blog.