IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1504: Symbolic Identity and the Cultural Memory of Saints, II: Saints and Regions

Thursday 4 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:ESF EuroCORECODE Project 'Symbols that Bind and 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 1504-aSaints Entering Our Region - Our Region Entering Saintly Space: The Example of Late Medieval Central European Visual Images
(Language: English)
Gerhard Jaritz, Institut für Realienkunde, Universität Salzburg, Krems / Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Art History - General, Hagiography, Religious Life
Paper 1504-bMerchants and Military Saints in Medieval Livonia
(Language: English)
Anu Mänd, Institute of History, University of Tallinn
Index terms: Art History - General, Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Local History
Paper 1504-cOne of Us: Depictions of Regional Saints in Danish Medieval Wall Painting
(Language: English)
Martin Wangsgaard Jürgensen, Nationalmuseet, København
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Hagiography
Abstract

This is the second of four sessions bringing results and questions from the EuroCORECODE project ‘Symbols that Bind and Break Communities: Saints’ Cults as Stimuli and Expressions of Local, Regional, National and Universalist Identities’ under the European Science Foundation. The collaborative and interdisciplinary project investigates the significance of saints in the context of developing regional and trans-regional identities dealing with changes, revisions and other transformations which have taken place and still take place within individual, local or communal appropriations of transmitted materials from medieval saints’ cults. In this session, the focus is on the intimacy between saint and local community.