IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1211: Medieval Learning before the Universities, I: Problems and Perspectives

Wednesday 9 July 2008, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Exzellenzcluster 'Religion und Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Organisers:Mia Münster-Swendsen, Saxo Institute, Faculty of Humanities, Københavns Universitet
Sita Steckel, Department of History, Harvard University / Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Moderator/Chair:Niels H. Gaul, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 1211-a'Leave the croaking to the frogs': 'Old' and 'New' Learning in the 12th Century - a Reinterpretation
(Language: English)
Mia Münster-Swendsen, Saxo Institute, Faculty of Humanities, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Education, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Language and Literature - Latin, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1211-bAuthorship, Transmission, and Theory: Current Problems in Medieval Canon Law History
(Language: English)
Christof Rolker, Exzellenzcluster 'Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration', Universität Konstanz
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Theology
Paper 1211-cMedieval Scholars' Authority and How to Describe It: Methods and Categories Currently under Discussion
(Language: English)
Sita Steckel, Department of History, Harvard University / Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Index terms: Education, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Language and Literature - Latin, Teaching the Middle Ages
Abstract

The study of medieval learning before the universities is currently experiencing an upsurge of interest: While traditional frameworks of interpretation are losing their dominance, studies on the learned cultures of the earlier and central middle ages can profit from a number of new methodological approaches. In this first part of a double session, we will discuss problems of current research to investigate possibilities and perspectives for the future.