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Medieval Studies Lecture
April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
“Imagining Jerusalem in Late Medieval Nuremberg: Adam Kraft and Albrecht Durer”
Dr. Dilshat Harman
Center for Visual Studies of the Medieval and Early Modern Culture
Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow
Friday, April 1st, 2022
Virtual: Via Zoom
The lecture will deal with Jerusalem in late medieval imagination, focusing on the reconstruction of Jerusalem in Nuremberg. Recent research shows that imagining Jerusalem played a crucial part in many late medieval devotional practices – virtual pilgrimages to Jerusalem, reconstructions of its topography and sacred places in European cities, visualizations of one’s own city as Jerusalem. In her lecture Dr. Harman would explore how the overlapping of Nuremberg and Jerusalem cityscapes was activated by the imagination of the citizens participating in the walking the Nuremberg Way of Cross and what artistical devices Nuremberg artists Adam Craft (c.1460-1509) and Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) used to make these spaces overlap even more for the viewers of their reliefs and prints.