Synagogue-Church-Mosque: Connections, interactions and transformation strategies

4 - 5 April 2022
Rome,
Italy and Online

4-5 April 2022
Organized by:
EPHE-PSL, Paris (Équipe HISTARA)
Jewish Museum of Rome
University of Jaén
Curated by Sabine Frommel and Olga Melasecchi

This project is developed around the study of the architectural typologies of the three main monotheistic religions and, instead of considering them as isolated phenomena as it has been generally done until now, proposes to analyze the exchanges, contaminations, adoption of ancient prototypes and the painful and sacrilegious processes of adaptation to the new cult. Particular attention is paid to the methods of restoration, or renovation of religious buildings no longer in use or looted, a widespread practice that generally coincides with low-cost interventions consisting of removing and replacing the images, as well as changing the ornaments and possibly the furniture. In order to investigate this aspect it is necessary to highlight its trauma and subsequently to remember the desecration of religious buildings carried out over the centuries to adapt them to the religious needs of the dominant power, and therefore the distortion of some of their peculiar characteristics, and what was destroyed and what was maintained.

More information and the full program can be found here.

Share this post

News from the field

New Voices in Expo Research

ISIE's 2024 Online Emerging Scholars Symposium 22 March 2024 ISIE invites abstracts for its 2024 online symposium New Voices in Expo Research Submission deadline: 19 December 2023 The 2024 symposium will bring emerging scholars and established experts together to...

Women designing and planning for social equality

ZHAW Institut Urban Landscape - Tössfeldstrasse 11, Winterthur Keynote Lecture: Dr. Iulia Stătică (University of Sheffield, UK) Descriptive accounts of the lack of evidence of women's participation and its material implications are no longer major trends in gender...

Writing Land into Architectural Histories

Overview This will be an in-person symposium. The Spring 2024 Symposium “Writing Land into Architectural Histories” organized by the doctoral students in Cornell University’s History of Architecture and Urbanism Society (HAUS), aims to explore the entangled histories...

rita_ 21

rita_ journal has opened The Call For Papers for its 21th issue 01 / 11 / 2023 - 11 / 01 / 2024 rita_ is an indexed journal of academic texts that publishes articles, essays and critical reviews, related to the project, theory and practice of architecture from its...