IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1505: Medieval Prosopography, I: Professions and Offices in Medieval Europe

Thursday 7 July 2016, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Medieval Prosopography
Organiser:Jonathan Lyon, Department of History, University of Chicago, Illinois
Moderator/Chair:Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1505-aChasing Wild Geese? Prosopography in the Early Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Luca Larpi, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Luca Larpi, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Index terms: Local History, Medicine, Social History
Paper 1505-bCatholic Missionaries in the Christianisation of Livonia: A Prosopographical Approach
(Language: English)
Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography
Paper 1505-bHelp Wanted: Who Was Qualified to Hold the Office of Church Advocate in Medieval Germany?
(Language: English)
Jonathan Lyon, Department of History, University of Chicago, Illinois
Jonathan Lyon, Department of History, University of Chicago, Illinois
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Law, Social History
Abstract

A series of recent books and articles demonstrates that prosopography is enjoying something of a ‘renaissance’, thanks to new research into networks, family ties, collective biography and technology-driven prosopographical analysis. This session, sponsored by the journal Medieval Prosopography, will highlight some of this recent research, as well as fostering dialogue between scholars working in different times and places. The focus of this session will be collective biography and network analysis in the early and central Middle Ages, especially as they relate to different professions and lordly officeholders.