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Medieval Studies Program | Imagining Jerusalem in Late Medieval Nuremberg: Adam Kraft and Albrecht Durer

April 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“Imagining Jerusalem in Late Medieval Nuremberg: Adam Kraft and Albrecht Durer”
Dr. Dilshat Harman
Friday, April 1st, 2022 | 12:00–1:30 PM CT | via Zoom: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/96410986654
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 Kraft (c.1460–1509) and Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528) used to make these spaces overlap even more for the viewers of their reliefs and prints.
This public lecture is sponsored by the Anonymous Fund, Medieval Studies Program, History Department, Art History Department, Institute for Research in Humanities, Middle East Studies Program, and Center for Religion and Global Citizenry.