IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1325: Otherness, Religion, and Local Identities: Religious, Cultural Practices, and Inclusion in the Medieval West

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:PhD Programme in Historical, Geographical, Anthropological Studies, Fondazione UNIVENETO / I lunedì degli Ariani. Laboratorio di storia culturale e religiosa, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Università di Bologna
Organisers:Lilian Regina Gonçalves Diniz, Dipartimento di Studi storici, geografici e antropologici, Università di Padova / Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Giulia Zornetta, Dipartimento di Studi storici, geografici e antropologici, Università di Padova / School of History, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Donatella Tronca, Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Università di Bologna
Paper 1325-aBetween Pagan and Christian: Cultural Hybridity in Funerary Practices in Early Medieval West
(Language: English)
Lilian Regina Gonçalves Diniz, Dipartimento di Studi storici, geografici e antropologici, Università di Padova / Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Pagan Religions
Paper 1325-bChristianizing Lombards in Southern Italy: Identity and Social Practices in the Vita Barbati Episcopi Beneventani
(Language: English)
Giulia Zornetta, Dipartimento di Studi storici, geografici e antropologici, Università di Padova / School of History, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Pagan Religions, Social History
Abstract

The encounter of peoples is a phenomenon that characterizes the history of social interaction and is fundamental to understand the process of cultural development and the construction of a sense of identity and otherness. In this panel we present papers that aim to shed some light in different situations of cultural meeting and how individuals and communities dealt with it, giving examples on how social identity and otherness can be shaped by religious and cultural practices.