IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1205: Medieval Urban Literacy, VIII: Remembrance of the Dead in Writing in the Urban Environment of the Low Countries - Devotion and Commerce

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval Urban Literacy Project
Organiser:Paul Trio, Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, KU Leuven
Moderator/Chair:Paul Trio, Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, KU Leuven
Paper 1205-aRemembrance and Literacy: Memorial Practices of the Secular Clergy of Bruges in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Hendrik Callewier, Subfaculteit Letteren, KU Leuven
Index terms: Literacy and Orality, Religious Life
Paper 1205-bLate Medieval Remembrance of the Dead as a Tool in the Cultural Construction of the Family
(Language: English)
Viera Bonenkampov√°, Opleiding Geschiedenis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Index terms: Literacy and Orality, Social History
Abstract

This is one of a series of sessions on medieval urban literacy. It concerns a theme which was discussed also at last year’s IMC, in the session ‘Varieties of Urban Literacy, III: From City to Heaven – Urban Testaments and Literate Mentalities’. This year, the Low Countries are at the centre of our attention: epigraphy, the memorial practices of the secular clergy (of Bruges) and remembrance of the dead as a tool in the cultural construction of the family – all primarily in urban environments.