IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 706: Commemoration and Remembrance, III: Whose Commemoration, Where, and by Whom?

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Annemarie Speetjens, Department of Medieval History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Truus van Bueren, Medieval Memoria Online Project
Respondent:Andrew F. Butcher, Aberystwyth University
Paper 706-aHomes of 'the Living Dead': Commemoration in Parish Churches and Convents in the Northern Netherlands
(Language: English)
Vincent Robijn, Afdeling Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Daily Life, Lay Piety, Local History, Religious Life
Paper 706-bBenefactors, Beneficiaries, and the Nature of the Countergift
(Language: English)
Annemarie Speetjens, Department of Medieval History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 706-cThe Young Commemorate the Old: Some Evidence from Colleges and Chantries in Kent
(Language: English)
Gillian Draper, School of History, University of Kent
Index terms: Education, Lay Piety, Local History, Religious Life

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 third session examines the space in which commemorations of the dead took place (parish church, convent or hospital; main altar or side chapel etc.) and questions the roles of various groups enacting the memorial service.
This series of three sessions gives an overview of the many-sided research in the pluriform field of the medieval memorial culture.