IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1311: Medieval Learning before the Universities, II: Learning and Politics

Wednesday 9 July 2008, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Exzellenzcluster 212: '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:Sita Steckel, Department of History, Harvard University / Exzellenzcluster 'Religion & Politik', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster
Paper 1311-aIntellectuals in Politics: Some 11th-Century Cases
(Language: English)
Leidulf Melve, Department for Archeology, History, Cultural Studies & Religion, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Politics and Diplomacy, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1311-bNorms and Forms of Political and Learned Communication: Wit and Irony in 12th-Century Anglo-Norman Historiography
(Language: English)
Katrin Beyer, Historisches Seminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Education, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities
Paper 1311-cScholarly Networks in 12th-Century Byzantium: The So-Called 'Patriarchal School' Revisited
(Language: English)
Niels H. Gaul, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Greek, 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 second part of a double session, the crucial aspect of the interrelation of learning and politics is assessed from several thematic and methodological perspectives.