Relics and reliquaries have been at the core of European devotional cultures during many centuries. Recent decades have seen a wide scholarly interest in the subject, expressed through several exhibitions and book publications. The European Network on the Instruments of Devotion (ENID) has chosen this dynamic research topic for this conference, celebrating the network’s 20th anniversary. The conference, co-organized with the Norwegian Institute in Rome, presents papers on relics, reliquaries, and their connected devotional practices from medieval to contemporary times.

Time and place: Oct. 11, 2023 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, The Norwegian Institute in Rome

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