IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1604: Symbolic Identity and the Cultural Memory of Saints, III: Saints and Local Communities

Thursday 4 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

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:Anu Mänd, Institute of History, University of Tallinn
Respondent:Sebastian Ernesto Salvado, Institutt for historie og klassiske fag, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Trondheim
Paper 1604-aMartyrs of 'Our' Faith: Community Identities and the Cult of the Bohemian Martyrs in Post-Hussite Bohemia
(Language: English)
Kateřina Horníčková, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters & der frühen Neuzeit, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (IZMS), Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Art History - General, Hagiography, Theology
Paper 1604-bInteraction of Regional and Transregional Traditions in Saints' Cult on the Example of a Dominican Calendar from Late Medieval Tallinn
(Language: English)
Tiina Kala, Tallinna Linnaarhiiv
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval

This is the third 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.