IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 343: Communication and the Exploitation of Knowledge, III

Monday 6 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

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 343-aSpeaking of the Senses: Non-Textual Knowledge in Mandeville's Travels
(Language: English)
Anne Rutten, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Literacy and Orality, Mentalities
Paper 343-bText/Image: The Blurred Lines between Pictures and the Written Word in Medieval Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Suzette van Haaren, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Art History - General, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 343-cThe Structure and Development of a Medieval Town Secretary in Brabant: The Case of Oisterwijk, c. 1230-1550
(Language: English)
Mark Vermeer, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Administration, Manuscripts and Palaeography
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.