IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1518: Images of the Past, V: Appropriating the Past / Legitimizing the Present, I

Thursday 14 July 2005, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf
Organiser:Wilhelm G. Busse, Anglistisches Institut, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf
Moderator/Chair:Achim Landwehr, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Graduiertenkolleg 807 'Europäische Geschichtsdarstellungen', Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Paper 1518-aProfaning the Images: Liturgical Actualization and Historical Recollection in the Early High Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Benjamin Bussmann, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Graduiertenkolleg 807 'Europäische Geschichtsdarstellungen', Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Liturgy, Mentalities
Paper 1518-bHerodotus’ Histories: German Translations and Adaptations in the 16th Century
(Language: English)
Christina Zenker, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Graduiertenkolleg 807 'Europäische Geschichtsdarstellungen', Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities
Paper 1518-cIntegrating Fathers and Dividing Sons?: The Role of the Stirps Regia in the Disintegration of the Carolingian Empire
(Language: English)
Christian Klein, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Graduiertenkolleg 807 'Europäische Geschichtsdarstellungen', Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Mentalities
Abstract

No abstract provided.
As to the papers, not all of them are medieval with regard to subject matter. However, the general principle of all papers is to ask the same questions about the uses of the past (for legitimations of the present, for the creation of identities, about the ways the past is adapted for purposes of the present etc.), so that there is a clear connection between them even if the subject matter is modern or classical. We hope that the papers,m as a whole, will contribute to the modern discussion about the media, the ways of constructing the past and the purposes of the uses of images of the past.