IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 806: Varieties of Urban Literacy, II: Multi-Ethnic and Multilingual Communication

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Organiser:Anna Adamska, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Moderator/Chair:Marco Mostert, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 806-aUrban Rituals and Literacy in the Medieval Kingdom of Hungary: Between Gesture, Speech, and Written Record
(Language: English)
Dušan Zupka, Faculty of Philsophy, Comenius University, Bratislava
Index terms: Literacy and Orality, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 806-bRecording the Performance in French-Speaking Flanders in the 15th and 16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Katell Lavéant, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Literacy and Orality, Performance Arts - General
Paper 806-cUrban Commune, Ethnic Communities, and the Language Use in Late Medieval Red Ruthenian Towns
(Language: English)
Andrzej Janeczek, Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii, Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Warszawa
Index terms: Language and Literature - Slavic, Literacy and Orality, Social History
Abstract

The papers concern the relations between various forms of communication in medieval towns. They address urban rituals, gesture, speech and the written record, performances of (literary) texts, and the use of language by ethnic minorities in towns. The examples studied come from Hungary, Northern France and Red Ruthenia.