IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 341: The Use and Abuse of the Middle Ages in the Modern World, II: Memorialization and Reinvention

Monday 6 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:CARMEN: Worldwide Medieval Network
Organisers:Karl Christian Alvestad, Department of History, University of Winchester
Katherine Weikert, Department of Archaeology / Department of History, University of Winchester
Moderator/Chair:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Paper 341-aMounds of the Past, Monuments of the Present
(Language: English)
Karl Christian Alvestad, Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 341-bFrom Heretic to Hero: The Troubled Memorialization of Fra Dolcino and the Order of Apostles
(Language: English)
Jerry B. Pierce, Division of Arts & Humanities, Pennsylvania State University, Hazleton
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Religious Life
Abstract

This session, the second of four considering the use or abuse of the Middle Ages in the modern world, considers memorialization and reinvention as a part of using or understanding the medieval past in the modern world and contemporary present. Papers explore how monuments, memorials, and individuals can be maintained, reinvented or appropriated for various uses within the realms of both political and social agendas. Ultimately the papers will seek to understand the modern reinvention of the medieval as a part of a political memory or agenda.