Index of Medieval Art



A gold pendant inscribed with a cross on a pedestal and Greek inscriptions
Gold reliquary pendant/medical amulet (?), 10th–11th c, reverse. British Museum, London, inv. no. AF.354. © Trustees of the British Museum

Saturday, November 12, 2022

10 am to 5:30 pm, reception to follow

Pending major changes in COVID protocols, the conference will be hosted in person as well as live-streamed. Further information and registration links will be shared in September 2022. All registration is free.


Eight scholars in a wide range of specializations will address the many relationships between language and works of art, including the literal use and/or representation of language in creating a work; the linguistic traditions that surrounded its creation and reception, and the language now used to analyze and understand it. Speakers will include:

Ludovico Geymonat, Louisiana State University
Margaret Graves, Indiana University
Ruba Kana’an, University of Toronto
Sean Leatherbury, University College, Dublin
Sarit Shalev-Eyni , Hebrew University
Kathryn Starkey, Stanford University
Ben Tilghman, Washington College
Warren Woodfin, Queens College CUNY