IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 606: Commemoration and Remembrance, II: The Role of Commemoration in Communities

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Annemarie Speetjens, Department of Medieval History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Arnoud-Jan A. Bijsterveld, Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen, Universiteit van Tilburg
Paper 606-aJuridical and Practical Aspects of Memorial Services in Urban Parishes (Flanders, 12th-14th Centuries)
(Language: English)
Stijn Bossuyt, Department of History, KU Leuven, Campus Kortrijk
Index terms: Canon Law, Lay Piety, Local History, Religious Life
Paper 606-bThe Spirit of Remembrance: Memorial Books and Spiritual Life in Female Religious Communities
(Language: English)
Sabrina Corbellini, Oudere Nederlandse Letterkunde Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26 9712 EK GRONINGEN
Index terms: Education, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 606-cContexts for Commemoration: A Discussion of the List of Kings and Queens of England and Scotland Entered into the Durham Liber Vitae f. 15v
(Language: English)
Jessica Nelson, King's College London

During the Middle Ages the commemoration of the dead played a prominent role in society, as it was fundamental for the devotional practice. These three sessions however examine ‘commemoration and remembrance’ from a much broader perspective.
The second session discusses the role of commemoration in communities, by comparing and contrasting memorial practices within monastic and parochial settings, touching on relations between religious communities and the lay-world, on monastic spirituality and on parish life.
This series of three sessions gives an overview of the many-sided research in the pluriform field of the medieval memorial culture.