IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 127: Rules to Be Remembered: Medieval Commemoration in Urban Context

Monday 9 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Medieval Memoria Online Project / Memoria Discussion Group
Organiser:Rolf de Weijert, Medieval Memoria Online, Universiteit Utrecht
Moderator/Chair:Arnoud-Jan A. Bijsterveld, Department of Sociology, Tilburg University
Paper 127-aCharters and Statutes of Dutch Collegiate Churches: Laying Down Rules for Memorial Services
(Language: English)
Jan Kuijs, Instituut voor Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 127-bGuild Provisions, Commemoration, and the Black Death in Lincoln: A Case Study
(Language: English)
Alan Kissane, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Lay Piety, Local History, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 127-c'Pro salute anime mee': Motivations and Rules for Personal Commemoration in 12th-Century York
(Language: English)
Hanna I. Kilpi, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Gender Studies, Lay Piety

The papers in this session deal with the various ways the commemoration of the dead was organized inside cities. The first paper concentrates on the rules and regulations concerning the commemoration of the dead in Dutch collegiate churches, focussing on charters and decrees that laid down these rules. The second paper deals with guilds in Lincoln that were instituted in the period after the Black Death. It explores the different regulations and attitudes of these guilds towards the commemoration of the dead. The third paper addresses charter evidence for urban spiritual benefactions in twelfth-century York. The role of men and women in these urban charters is being explored as well as whether gender affected the rules of commemoration.