IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 810: Medieval Communication between Ritual and the Written Word

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Universität Münster
Organiser:Christoph Dartmann, Sonderforschungsbereich 'Symbolische Kommunikation und gesellschaftliche Wertesysteme', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Moderator/Chair:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Paper 810-aEducational Networks, 9th–11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Sita Steckel, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Index terms: Education, Rhetoric
Paper 810-bItalian placita between Literacy and Performance
(Language: English)
Stefan Ast, Sonderforschungsbereich 'Symbolische Kommunikation und gesellschaftliche Wertesysteme', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 810-cPolitical Communication in the Italian City Republics between Ritual and the Written Word
(Language: English)
Christoph Dartmann, Sonderforschungsbereich 'Symbolische Kommunikation und gesellschaftliche Wertesysteme', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Index terms: Administration, Charters and Diplomatics, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

Over the last decades, medieval communication has received an increasing amount of scholarly attention. After thorough investigation of the impact of literacy, a ‘performative turn’ of cultural studies has led to a broad interest in the phenomena of face-to-face communication and public ritual. The session aims at an integration of both approaches in order to allow a deeper understanding of medieval communication from local communities to large scale networks.