IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 243: Communication and the Exploitation of Knowledge, II

Monday 6 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

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 243-aYearning for a Past?: An Examination of the Communication of Memory in High Medieval Christian Thought
(Language: English)
Theo Lap, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Literacy and Orality, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 243-bThe Modern Devotion and the Collatio: A New Approach
(Language: English)
Pieter Boonstra, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch, Literacy and Orality, Religious Life
Paper 243-cSt Agnes of Rome: Martyr and Bride
(Language: English)
Sheree Hoogenberg, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Gender Studies, Hagiography, Literacy and Orality, Religious Life
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.