IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 725: Your Saints and My Saints: Social and Regional Aspects of Medieval Sainthood, I

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:ESF Project 'Symbols that Bind & Break Communities'
Organiser:Nils Holger Petersen, Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals, Københavns Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Nils Holger Petersen, Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals, Københavns Universitet
Paper 725-aThe Cult of Saints in the Guilds, Crafts, and Confraternities of Medieval Livonia
(Language: English)
Anu Mänd, Institute of History, University of Tallinn
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Art History - Sculpture, Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 725-bRelics and Identities: Danish Relic Collections from the Late Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Martin Wangsgaard Jürgensen, Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 725-c'Cosmopolitan' or 'Local'?: St George, St Jerome, and St Anne Compared
(Language: English)
Kateřina Horníčková, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters & der frühen Neuzeit, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Krems
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval
Abstract

The two connected sessions report work in progress from the European Science Foundation-funded project ‘Symbols that Bind and Break Communities’: Saints’ Cults as Stimuli and Expressions of Local, Regional, National and Universalist Identities, studying how rituals and symbols from cults of saints in various regions provided social cohesion, functioning as markers of identity locally, nationally, or universally. In the proposed sessions the focus will be on groups having particular use for, or identification with, certain saints. The papers regard four of the subprojects of the overall project, a collaboration between groups from 5 European universities.