Places of imagination - spaces of affect:
Forming the sacred through media (1100-1600)

International conference, organized by Heike Schlie, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung/Berlin, and Elke Koch, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Date: 30 March - 1 April 2010

Program: Program (pdf)

Location: Holbornsches Haus, Rote Straße 34, 37073 Göttingen


The conference is open to the public. Registration is obligatory because of a limited number of seats.

Languages: German and English

About the conference:
Sacred places and religious spaces are of vital importance in the Christian culture of the Middle Ages. In our view, their power results from practices of media, such as the separating and arranging of space by architecture, and their fashioning by art, music and language. Sacred spaces actuate and guide performances, which in turn grant their permanence and shape the experience of them. The planned symposium is meant to give an impulse for a (re-)consideration of the relation between media and (sacred) space, conceiving this relation as productive and transformative.