Forthcoming

A special issue on medieval badges edited by Hanneke van Asperen and Ann Marie Rasmussen, is forthcoming in 2019 in the peer-reviewed, scholarly journal, The Medieval Journal.

2019 Team Members’ Talks and Lectures on Medieval Badges

Moving Images: The Badge in Medieval Christendom - Amy Jeffs and Lloyd de Beer presenting at the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

“The Polyfunctionality of Script on Medieval Badges,” University of Heidelberg, Germany, 27. March 2019, Ann Marie Rasmussen.

“Eine mit Zeichen aufgeladene Welt: Zur Funktion der Zeichen im Spätmittelalter” at the conference, Pilgerfahrten und Wallfahrtskirchen zwischen Weser und Elbe, Lüneburg, Germany, 4. April 2019, Ann Marie Rasmussen.

“Who and What Do You Pin It On? Badges and Belonging in Late Medieval Europe,” at the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, 11. May 2019, Ann Marie Rasmussen.

Projects

The Handbook on Medieval Badges. Ann Marie Rasmussen Editor. Editorial Board: Flora Cassen, Lloyd de Beer, Torsten Hiltmann, Amy Jeffs, Hartmut Kühne, Hanneke van Asperen.

The Handbook on Medieval Badges will expand and disseminate new knowledge about medieval badges as a form of visual communication that makes claims of belonging. It will unite three streams of research, all represented on the editorial board, that up until now have not engaged deeply with one another, and it will bring these unimposing yet ubiquitous objects to the attention of a wider scholarly audience.

Conference on “Pilgrimages and Pilgrimage Churches between Weser and Elbe: A Conference Sponsoered by the Museums of Lüneburg and Stade.” Organized by Harmut Kühne, 3-5. April 2019, Lüneburg, Germany.

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2018 Team Members’ Talks and Lectures on Medieval Badges

Ann Marie Rasmussen organized a a lively and well-attended session on medieval badges at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. There were three talks:

  • Hanneke van Asperen, “Pewter and Silver Badges of Our Lady of Grace: New Sources on the Holy Site of Scheut”

  • Ann Marie Rasmussen, “Visual Communication and Community Formation in the Middle Ages: Medieval Badges”

  • Torsten Hiltmann, “Badges as Signs of Identification and Partisanship.”

Ann Marie Rasmussen gave an invited talk at the University of Western Ontario (London) in November, entitled ““The Polyfunctionality of Script on Medieval Badges.”

Hanneke van Asperen & Annemarieke Willemsen (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden) organized a session at the International Medieval Congress 2018 in Leeds, England entitled “Pewter, Parchment, and Pixels: New Perspectives on Pilgrim and Secular Badges.” The papers included

  • Amy Jeffs, “A Hood of Cherries: A New Interpretation of a Enigmatic Badge”

  • Gabriel Byng & Clare Hall, “Mapping Badges in London and Paris: Iconographic Communities in Late Medieval Europe.”