Network for Medieval Arts & Rituals (NetMAR)
We are an international, cross-disciplinary network dedicated to the study of medieval arts and rituals.
NetMAR brings together scholars, researchers, and students from different countries, backgrounds, institutions, and disciplines, all of whom are committed to academic excellence and to widening participation.
The network is made up of three major partners:
By Stavroula Constantinou, Centre for Medieval Arts & Rituals (CeMAR, UCY)Chanting, poetry recitation, and storytelling played a key role in Byzantine rituals, while rituals and ritual languages and structures constituted important elements of poetry and prose. This blog post brings to the fore the strong interrelationships between arts and rituals in Byzantine literature.
By Florian Abe, Tucher Kulturstiftung / Freie Universität BerlinThis blog post delves into Bamberg's late medieval Stations of the Cross, exploring their unique arrangement mirroring Jerusalem’s Via Dolorosa. These types of ensembles offered an immersive pilgrimage experience by intertwining art, architecture, and rituals that allowed visitors to physically follow Christ's steps, forging a profound connection between faith and experience that can still be grasped in the city today.