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Mayhem in the Margins: Monasteries, Misericords and Manuscripts in Late Medieval Society

Works of art created during the Middle Ages did not always reflect the teachings of the Christian Church, especially after the eleventh century. Monasteries provided the setting for learning and prayer, and wealthy patrons commissioned lavish books to display their piety, but their humanness manifested itself in fascinating ways. Column capitals, illuminated medieval manuscripts and carved wood misericords contained compelling, amusing and scandalous images, but they were not usually easy to see. Medieval viewers had to know where to look for the unique and unusual. Professor Wagner will discuss art that appeared in the margins, and how it reflected changing trends in late medieval Europe.



For more information about the event, please contact Cynthia Costa,, or Kasie Alt,

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Student Union (Armstrong Campus), Ogeechee Theatre
11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31419

Event Type

Lectures and Guest Speakers


Armstrong Campus


College of Arts and Humanities


Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art




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