IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 143: Communication and the Exploitation of Knowledge, I

Monday 6 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Onderzoekschool Mediƫvistiek
Organisers:Marco Mostert, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Catrien Santing, Afdeling Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Moderator/Chair:Catrien Santing, Afdeling Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Paper 143-aThe Passion Play in the German-Speaking Countries: A Social Battlefield?
(Language: English)
Claudia Daiber, Graduate School of Humanities, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Literacy and Orality, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 143-bAttacking French Literary Traditions To Plead for Reform: John Gower's Mirour de l'Omme
(Language: English)
Thari Zweers, Faculteit der Letteren, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Literacy and Orality
Paper 143-cHero or Zero?: The Image of Sir Kay in Middle Dutch Literature
(Language: English)
Sigrid Lussenburg, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch, Literacy and Orality
Abstract

Human civilization and social order presuppose collaboration. Both are grounded in knowledge and its communication. The coming into being of expertise and the exchange of information enabled medieval people to pass on their experience and influence each other’s hearts and minds. In this session we seek to explore the phenomenon ‘literacies’ on the basis of various examples, at the same time assessing the value of this concept. We want to know how the various forms of non-verbal, oral and written communication available in society were exploited. Next to that we will bear in mind the development and spread of new literacies and numeracies with their impact.