IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 528: Conceptions of the Past, I: Medieval Historiographic Writing between Reform and Renewal

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Literature, University of York & Syddansk Universitet, Odense
Organiser:Claudia Wittig, Centre for Medieval Literature, Syddansk Universitet, Odense
Moderator/Chair:Chris Lewis, Institute of Historical Research, University of London / Department of History, King's College London
Paper 528-aSourcing Language: Translation and the Production of Identity in Anglo-Norman Histories
(Language: English)
Emily Nelson, Department of Comparative Literature, King's College London
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Paper 528-bNew Perspectives on the Empire: Notions of Translatio and Renovatio Imperii in High Medieval Historiography
(Language: English)
Claudia Wittig, Centre for Medieval Literature, Syddansk Universitet, Odense
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Political Thought
Paper 528-cWriting History in an Expanded World: Forms and Developments of Late Medieval World History Writing
(Language: English)
Nadine Ulrike Holzmeier, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Abstract

Historiographic writing provides crucial information about the perspective of the authors on their own time and institutions within the continuum of history. Transformations in the practices of history writing during the high Middle Ages provide information about reforms and renewal in the conceptions of the past. The session will deal with developments in representations of the past that occur when the historiography enters other languages (from Latin to French), when new perspectives on the notion of empire arise during the 12th century, and when new spatial perspectives renew the perception of history.