IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1002: Foundations of Irish Culture, II: The Division of Time

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Foundations of Irish Culture Project, National University of Ireland, Galway
Organiser:Eric Graff, Centre for the Study of Human Settlement & Historical Change, National University of Ireland, Galway
Moderator/Chair:Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Galway
Paper 1002-aInterrogating the Division of Time in the Catalogue of the Saints of Ireland
(Language: English)
Eric Graff, Centre for the Study of Human Settlement & Historical Change, National University of Ireland, Galway
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Paper 1002-bThe Paschal Controversy for Gregory the Great: The Easter Reckoning in Early Medieval Italy
(Language: English)
Masako Ohashi, Nanzan University, Nagoya
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy, Science
Paper 1002-cThe Introduction of the Dionysian Reckoning into Ireland
(Language: English)
Immo Warntjes, Centre for the Study of Human Settlement & Historical Change, National University of Ireland, Galway
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life, Science
Abstract

In the pre-Carolingian medieval West time was articulated according to secular and ecclesiastical chronologies. Often these two (or more) systems of chronology competed for the attention and sanction of the dominant social order. Thus, the same people might alter their method of reckoning time, change it for a new one, or even operate multiple, overlapping reckonings at the same time.
This session investigates the division of time—how time was defined, articulated, and managed—in the pre-Carolingian age—using three perspectives that have relevence for the Irish educational tradition in this period.