Grattis Ylva Haidenthaller – nydisputerad i konsthistoria

Publicerad den 13 december 2021
Foto från Ylva Haidenthallers disputation. Bild

Vi säger stort grattis till Ylva Haidenthaller som den 10 december disputerade i musikhistoria med avhandlingen The Medal in Early Modern Sweden: Significances and Practices. Opponent var professor Dr. Alexandra Lipinska, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.

The Medal in Early Modern Sweden: Significances and Practices.

From the Renaissance and onwards, the medal has been an important element of European art and visual culture. It was appreciated for its symbolic and material value. However, much of its significance lies in the fact that it affects multiple senses and not sight alone. Recipients can touch and hold it, wear it, trace the engraved portrait with their fingers, or place it in a cabinet drawer. 

How people engaged with medals and which significance this medium gained and lost unearths how visual media and early modern art were used over time. From the 16th to the 18th century, the medal changes shapes and meanings, inspires and assumes tendencies from other visual expressions, and one can trace European culture and politics through it.