Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Project Conference

Across Friday 20th and Saturday 21st March, the History of Art Department at the University of York hosted an ERC-funded international conference exploring 'The Politics of Visual Translations of Jerusalem.'

Photograph: Claudia Jung

The contemporary city of Jerusalem is as much a political as a devotional symbol: a profoundly divided city, a disputed state capital, and a core issue for the peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This research event explored the political significances of Jerusalem in other historical contexts. Our speakers examined the political meanings carried by visual and monumental translations of Jerusalem in Europe from the early medieval period to the twentieth century.

Jerusalems That Aren't

Whether through buildings recreating holy places in Jerusalem such as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre:

London Temple Church. Photograph: Laura Slater