IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 111: Public Opinion, Debate, and the Medieval Public Sphere, I, 800-1500

Monday 3 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Leidulf Melve, Department for Archeology, History, Cultural Studies & Religion, Universitetet i Bergen
Moderator/Chair:Irene van Renswoude, Huygens ING, Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Amsterdam / Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 111-aPublic Opinion as a Threat in Carolingian Times
(Language: English)
Warren Pezé, Sonderforschungsbereich 923 'Bedrohte Ordnungen', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Literacy and Orality, Rhetoric
Paper 111-bReflections on Public Opinion and Public Debate: From the Carolingian Period to the Investiture Contest
(Language: English)
Leidulf Melve, Department for Archeology, History, Cultural Studies & Religion, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Education, Literacy and Orality, Rhetoric
Paper 111-cHistorical Writing as Propaganda during the Investiture Contest
(Language: English)
Sverre Bagge, Senter for middelalderstudier, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Education, Literacy and Orality, Rhetoric
Abstract

The sessions will investigate the relationship between the formation of public opinion and the emergence of public debate at different social and institutional junctures. Questions relating to forms of communication and networks will be of importance, but also the relationship between types of public opinion and the specific forms of arguments brought forward by the participants. The range of case studies, covering the period 800-1500, will enable us to put forward tentative conclusions relating to the characteristic features of the medieval public sphere.