Corpus Vitrearum 27th International Colloquium, York, 7–8 July 2014

Fig. 1. Detail from panel 11h, The Great East Window, York Minster.

Fig. 1. Detail from panel 11h, The Great East Window, York Minster.

A limited number of places are available for the two days of lecture sessions at the 27th International Colloquium of the Corpus Vitrearum, which take place at the Tempest Anderson Hall of the Yorkshire Museum on 7 and 8 July 2014. The fee is £100 for the two days, and includes the lectures with translation services, the conference pre-prints volume, and tea/coffee (lunch is not included).

To register, please contact Brittany Scowcroft at the University of York by email at

The provisional programme is as follows:

Monday 7 July, 2014

From 08.30 Registration at the Tempest Anderson Hall
09.00–11.45 Welcome, colloquium opening and reports of the national committees of the Corpus Vitrearum

Session 1: 12.00–13.30

Madeline H. Caviness (USA)
Could inscriptions in stained glass be read, and did it matter?

Claudine Lautier (France)
Les inscriptions du vitrail de saint Silvestre à Chartres – De la légende à l’affirmation du pouvoir de l’Église

Jim Bugslag (Canada)
Interaction between Sermons and Stained Glass: A Case Study of the Good Samaritan Window at Chartres Cathedral

Session 2: 14.30–16.30

Rachel Koopmans (Canada)
‘Here the Blood is Applied’: Inscriptions and Story-telling in the Miracle Windows of Canterbury Cathedral

Tim Ayers (Great Britain)
The Glazing of St Mary’s Abbey, York

Elisabeth Oberhaidacher-Herzig (Austria)

Sílvia Cañellas and Carme Domínguez (Catalonia)
Medieval Speech Scrolls and Books in Catalan Stained-Glass Windows

Tuesday, 8 July, 2014

Session 3: 09.00–11.00

Christine Hediger (Switzerland)
Schriften zum Betrachten, Schriften zum Lesen, Schriften zum Sprechen. Zur Rezeption von Schrift in mittelalterlichen Stifterbildern

Dobrosława Horzela (Poland)
The Idea of Voluntary Poverty in a Stained-Glass Cycle in Königsberg in der Neumark (present-day Chojna, Western Pomerania)

Günther Buchinger (Austria)
„Du bist ein gürtel wol beslagen, den got hat selber umb getragen.“ – Zu den Inschriften und Textgrundlagen des Lebensbaumfensters in Tamsweg

Richard Marks (Great Britain)
Windows, Wills and Words: The Language of Instruction and Inscription in Late Medieval Glazing Bequests

Session 4: 12.00–13.30

J. M. A. Caen and C. J. Berserik (Belgium)
Fables, Stories and Other Literature Depicted in Stained-Glass Roundels and Small Panels from the Low Countries

Markus Leo Mock (Germany)
Das Wort zum Bild. Text-Bild-Verschränkungen auf Glasmalereien der Reformationszeit

Laurence Riviale (France)
Écrit sur du verre. Réflexions sur le rôle et la fonction du texte dans les vitraux historiés du XVIe siècle français

Session 5: 14.00–16.00

Lisa Reilly and Mary B. Shepard (USA)
A Puzzling Tracery Light at St Michael-le-Belfrey

Rolf Hasler (Switzerland)
„Edellüt sind puren wordem, und die puren edellüt“ – Zur Scheibe mit dem Alten und Jungen Eidgenossen

Tamara Klemm (Germany)
Bild und Text im Dienst der Glaubensvermittlung – Die Fenster der Charniers von Saint-Etienne-du-Mont in Paris und ihre Vorlagen

Wojciech Bałus (Poland)
‘Je Suis Celui Qui Suis’. Text, Ornamental Form and Epiphany in Józef Mehoffer’s ‘God the Father’ in Fribourg Cathedral (Switzerland)

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