IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1504: Deploying the Dead, I: Reuse and Appropriation of Prehistoric Burials

Thursday 6 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:HERA Project 'Deploying the Dead: Artefacts & Human Bodies in Socio-Cultural Transformations'
Organiser:Philip Schwyzer, Department of English, University of Exeter
Moderator/Chair:Philip Schwyzer, Department of English, University of Exeter
Paper 1504-aFunerary Reuse in Anglo-Saxon Narratives of St Guthlac
(Language: English)
Jan-Peer Hartmann, Institut für Englische Philologie, Freie Universität Berlin
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 1504-b'Do risen da herren waren': The Making of the Minnegrotte
(Language: English)
Naomi Howell, Department of English, University of Exeter
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - German
Paper 1504-cCultural Appropriation of Prehistoric Burial Grounds in Medieval Bohemia
(Language: English)
Ladislav Smejda, Department of Ecology, Czech University of Life Sciences, Praha
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Slavic
Abstract

The interdisciplinary ‘Deploying the Dead’ project examines encounters with human remains and funerary artefacts in England and Central Europe, in order to shed light on their cultural uses and social agency. This session will explore representations of prehistoric tumuli and burial grounds in Old English, medieval Czech, and Middle High German literature, situating these literary references within wider historical and archaeological contexts.