Imag & Mirabila

The ways of wonder in the middle Ages were shaped by a variety of places, stories and beliefs with ancient sources reworked by the Christian tradition. Activated by the opening of the Mediterranean, religious, commercial and military travels spread Christian worship, accounts and prized objects throughout Christianity. The real and the imaginary adventures confronted their protagonists with fabulous characters and places. The cult of Eastern saints found anchor points in the Western world where they sometimes developed as strongly or even more, proving, therefore, their polycentric nature.

The aim of the Symposium is to bring together scholars from diverse fields of Medieval Studies to discuss the wonder and its images in the middle Ages. Three different areas of studies are proposed: Geographies / Stories / Objects.


  • Key speakers
  • Dominique de Courcelles (CNRS - París)
  • Nikolas Jaspert (Universität Heidelberg)
  • Michele Bacci (Universität Freiburg)
  • Invited talks
  • Manuel Castiñeiras (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Jordi Cerdà (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Joan Duran-Porta (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Cèsar Favà (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya)
  • Alejandro García Avilés (Universidad de Murcia)
  • Alicia Miguélez (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • Anna Orriols (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  • Meritxell Simó (Universitat de Barcelona)


Scientific Comitee


  • The deadline for paper submission to the Imago & Mirabilia symposium has ben extended to 15 June.
  • Personal details including e-mail address and phone number must be sent together with the title and paper proposal (max. 2100 characters), the name of your university/instituton and a short CV to the email
  • The lenght of the paper is 20 minutes. Papers will be submitted in Catalan, English, Spanish, French, Italian or Portuguese.
  • Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their proposals before July 1, 2018

Call for papers


The registration deadline has been extended to October 17th

  • 60€ General
  • 30€ Amics del MNAC
  • 30€ Students, pensioners or unemployed (documentary evidence required)
  • 30€ Researchers with papers

Registration form




18, 19 and 20 of october 2018


Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (Barcelona)

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