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IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 209: Cultural Memory, II: Inclusion and Exclusion, (i)

Monday 9 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:HERA Project 'Cultural Memory & the Resources of the Past' (CMRP)
Organiser:Clemens Gantner, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Ian N. Wood, School of History, University of Leeds
Respondent:Ian N. Wood, School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 209-aPagans, Rebels, and Merovingians: Otherness in the Early Carolingian World
(Language: English)
Ricky Broome, Leeds Institute for Clinical Trials Research (LICTR), University of Leeds
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 209-bGeography and the Other in the Early Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Jason Berg, School of History, University of Leeds
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Mentalities, Political Thought
Paper 209-cFrom Exclusion to Inclusion: The Saxons in the 9th-Century Textual Record
(Language: English)
Robert Flierman, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy

'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 second CMRP session is the first of two addressing the phenomenon of Alterity, a key factor in all cultural transfer, concentrating on Others on the periphery of the Frankish realm.