IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1225: Making a Difference: Representations of Communities in Late Medieval Central Europe

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Organisers:Károly Goda, Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community', Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Kateřina Horníčková, Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community', Universität Wien / Southern Bohemian University, České Budějovice
Moderator/Chair:Károly Goda, Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community', Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Paper 1225-aA Marginal Existence?: 'Othering' in the Illuminated Manuscripts of the Bohemian Hussite Period
(Language: English)
Kateřina Horníčková, Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community', Universität Wien / Southern Bohemian University, České Budějovice
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Local History, Mentalities
Paper 1225-bOltramare, altra gente?: Rhetorical Strategies for the Representation of One's Community
(Language: English)
Grabiela Rojas-Molina, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Administration, Local History, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1225-cThe 'Others' at the Court of Wenceslas IV of Bohemia: Illustrations of Mandeville's Travels (BL Ms. Additional 24189)
(Language: English)
Lenka Panušková, Institute of Art History, Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Mentalities
Abstract

The organisers regard ‘othering’ as a set of cultural representations and practices inherent to diverse forms of community building. The notion captures processes of defining and disciplining ‘difference’ in social groups that are particularly well documented in those overlapping social spaces where various groups interact (e.g. cities, frontier zones). The session explores different ‘othering’ techniques across written, visual, and performative media that were used to define groups at the interfaces between Central European court, monastic, and urban spaces. Regionally focusing on Central Europe between 13th-16th centuries the papers will analyse representations of coexisting, yet conflicting groups within complexly structured social hierarchies. Focus will be placed on those representations that designate certain groups as marginal in a literal or figural sense.