IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1622: Islands of the World and the Seven Seas in Medieval Myths and History, II

Thursday 14 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft / Associazione di Cultura Medioevale, Trieste
Organiser:Sieglinde Hartmann, Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Moderator/Chair:Sieglinde Hartmann, Oswald von Wolkenstein-Gesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main
Paper 1622-aIreland: Facing East or West?
(Language: English)
Richard Byrn, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Mentalities
Paper 1622-bThe Conceptual Impact of Marine Fauna on Medieval Island Communities in the Mediterranean and Baltic
(Language: English)
Aleksander G. Pluskowski, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Mentalities
Paper 1622-cCaught on an Island: Geographic and Spiritual Isolation in Medieval Courtly Literature
(Language: English)
Albrecht Classen, Department of German Studies, University of Arizona
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Mentalities
Paper 1622-dDante and the Island of the Purgatorio
(Language: English)
Patrizia Mazzadi, Istituto Culturale Italo-Tedesco, Vicenza
Index terms: Language and Literature - Italian, Mentalities

The first two sessions are of this project are conceived as starting point for a new investigation into the possible impact that myths and other fictitious stories about insular wonderlands had on the reasons why medieval men and women undertook their various missions, searches and explorations that finally led to the discovery of the New World.
Following sessions are designed to explore all relevant islands of Western and Eastern World that shaped the mind of medieval people.