IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1223: Thoughts on Thinking: Cognition in the Medieval West

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Glossa / Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Glasgow
Organiser:Alaric Hall, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki
Moderator/Chair:Alaric Hall, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki
Paper 1223-aVisual Imagination: Observations on Early Medieval Theory and Practice
(Language: English)
Jesse Miika Johannes Keskiaho, Department of History, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Hagiography, Mentalities, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 1223-bCognition and Writing in Anglo-Saxon England
(Language: English)
Rosie Williams, School of Critical Studies (English Language), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Language and Literature - Old English, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1223-c'I Know It with my Mind but I Can't Control my Heart': Investigating Medieval Cognition with the Help of Corpus Linguistics
(Language: English)
Ágnes Kiricsi, Department of Literary & Cultural Studies in English, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Budapest
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Middle English

‘Cognitive’ studies have grown prominent in recent years not only in sciences, but in humanities fields such as linguistics and archaeology. This session addresses how we can bring their interdisciplinary approaches to bear on the medieval West. It tackles questions of cognition from a variety of perspectives, including behaviour, language, mental images, and medieval thinking about thought. The purpose of the session is not only to present insights into early medieval cultures, but to ask fundamental questions about whether and how our work relates to this important and relatively new field.