IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 208: Cultures of Identity, II: Names, Signs, and Identity

Monday 13 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Exzellenzcluster 'Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration', Universität Konstanz
Organiser:Christof Rolker, Exzellenzcluster 'Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration', Universität Konstanz
Moderator/Chair:Jeremy Goldberg, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 208-aChanging the Name, Altering the Spelling: Anglo-Saxons in the 10th-Century Reich
(Language: English)
Andreas Bihrer, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Onomastics
Paper 208-bReconstructing Narrative Identity without Narrative Sources
(Language: English)
Christof Rolker, Exzellenzcluster 'Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration', Universität Konstanz
Index terms: Gender Studies, Onomastics, Social History
Paper 208-cThe Name of the Father: Illegitimate Children in Late Medieval Urban Society
(Language: English)
Gabriela Signori, Exzellenzcluster 'Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration', Universität Konstanz
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 names, name changes, and multiple names. No other symbolic good is at the same time so universal and so personal as one’s own name, which can also be represented by coats of arms, seals, and other signs. In this session, we will explore names as ‘identity badges’.