IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 109: Cultural Memory, I: Resources of the Past - The Reception of Late Antiquity in Early Medieval Europe

Monday 9 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:HERA Project 'Cultural Memory & the Resources of the Past' (CMRP)
Organiser:Clemens Gantner, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Mayke de Jong, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 109-aOut of Sight but Not Out of Mind: Cassiodorus' Historia Ecclesiastica Tripartita Before the Earliest Extant Manuscript
(Language: English)
Désirée Scholten, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 109-bRepresentations of Imperial Rulership: Constantine and Theodosius I in Frechulf's Histories
(Language: English)
Graeme Ward, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Political Thought
Paper 109-cFraming Ambrose in the Resources of the Past: The Late Antique Sources of the Carolingian Life of St Ambrose (BHL 377d)
(Language: English)
Giorgia Vocino, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Cultuur (OGC), Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Abstract

‘Cultural Memory and the Resources of the Past, 400-1000 AD’ (CMRP) is the title of a joint research project by the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Universities of Utrecht, Cambridge and Leeds. It is funded by Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA), a project led by the European Science Foundation (ESF). The project combines two elements: on the one hand, the careful analysis of the transmission of texts and manuscripts; on the other, the problem of identity formation, including perceptions of difference on the part of specific social, political and religious communities. This second year of the project focusses in particular on perceptions of difference and how this is reflected in use of the resources of the past. There are also two related sessions, which are the fruit of several current HERA projects. The first session presents three case studies of how textual ‘resources of the past’ from Antiquity were made use of by early medieval authors.