IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 825: Your Saints and My Saints: Social and Regional Aspects of Medieval Sainthood, II

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

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:Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 825-aSaints and the Politics of Gotlandic Identities
(Language: English)
Tracey R. Sands, Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 825-bThe Liturgy of St Knud Lavard and the 16th-Century Reception of Knud Lavard
(Language: English)
Nils Holger Petersen, Centre for the Study of the Cultural Heritage of Medieval Rituals, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Liturgy, Music
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.