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28 - 30 agosto 2014 | International Exchange on Media and Religion: Images as Religious Practices


International Exchange on Media and Religion: Images as Religious Practices


Zoe BENNETT, Anglia Ruskin University
Ester BRUNET, Studium Generale Marcianum of Venice
Léa BURGER, University of Zurich
Paolo COSTA, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Carla DANANI, University of Macerata
Peter ESCHBACHER, Photographer
Natalie FRITZ, University of Zurich
Anna-Katerina HOEPFLINGER, University of Zurich
Ann JEFFERS, University of London / Heythrop College
Marie-Therese MAEDER, University of Zurich
Alexander Darius ORNELLA, University of Hull
Daria PEZZOLI-OLGIATI, University of Zurich
Alberto SAVIELLO, Free University Berlin
Baldassare SCOLARI, University of Zurich
Paola VON WYSS, University of Zurich
Dolores Zoe BERTSCHINGER, University of Zurich
Davide ZORDAN, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Stefanie KNAUSS, Villanova University (in connection by skype)
Natasha O'HEAR, University of Oxford (in connection by skype)
Event date: 
Friday, 29 August, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, 30 August, 2014 (All day)
Thursday 28 Afternoon │ From London to Trento: ‘imaginary’ and ‘practices’
 Welcome and introduction
Davide Zordan
The book project Religion in Cultural Imaginaries
Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati
Why do practices need images?
Paolo Costa
Friday 29 Morning │ The new project: theoretical issues and perspectives
Practices of visualization of the body. Some theoretical reflections on the iteration of images in the public space
Baldassare Scolari, 
Introduction and discussion of the shared bibliography:
Hans Belting’s ‘Introduction’ in Likeness and Presence (1990)
Natalie Fritz 
Mieke Bal’s Visual Essentialism and the Object of Visual Culture (2003)
Léa Burger presents
Robert Orsi’s When 2+2=5 (2007)
Davide Zordan 
Friday 29 Afternoon │ Four cases study
Perception of death: Swiss ossuaries and religious practice 
Anna-Katharina Höpflinger and Peter Eschbacher
Instructions for a happy and successful life: The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints in the commercial series I am a Mormon
Marie-Therese Maeder
Bodies, images, technologies. (Religious) images and symbols as lived practice
Alexander Ornella
Charisma and the aesthetics of the foreign in Medieval and Early Modern Christian Art
Alberto Saviello
Saturday 30 Morning │ Agenda & Project planning
9.00 Final discussion
12.00 Conclusions
Fondazione Bruno Kessler Aula Grande | Via Santa Croce 77 | 38122 Trento
FBK-Centro per le Scienze religiose