IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 108: Cultures of Identity, I: Family Identity in the Late Medieval Town

Monday 13 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Exzellenzcluster 'Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration', Universität Konstanz
Organiser:Christof Rolker, Exzellenzcluster 'Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration', Universität Konstanz
Moderator/Chair:Christof Rolker, Exzellenzcluster 'Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration', Universität Konstanz
Respondent:Christoph Friedrich Weber, Historisches Seminar, Technische Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina, Braunschweig
Paper 108-aThe Nuremberg Familienbücher: Archives of Cultural Identity
(Language: English)
Karin Czaja, Exzellenzcluster 'Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration', Universität Konstanz
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Genealogy and Prosopography, Historiography - Medieval, Social History
Paper 108-bFamily Identity and Familienbücher in Cologne
(Language: English)
Marc von der Höh, Lehrstuhl für die Geschichte des Späten Mittelalters, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 108-cSeeking Identity in Late Medieval York
(Language: English)
Jeremy Goldberg, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Gender Studies, Mentalities, Social History
Abstract

The papers in the ‘Cultures of Identity’ will explore various representational practices of urban lay elites in the later Middle Ages. This session focuses on the production of livres de famille and the use of coats of arms as elements of a representational economy shaping both individual and collective identities. While research in these topics has traditionally focused on the Mediterranean world, we are specifically interested in the cultures of identity in the towns of northern Europe.