IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1616: Othering in Pre-Norman Southern Italy, II: Otherness in Culturally Divergent Societies

Thursday 6 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akadamie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom
Organisers:Clemens Gantner, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Kordula Wolf, Abteilung Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Deutsches Historisches Institut, Roma
Moderator/Chair:Walter Pohl, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Paper 1616-aThe Social Capital of Others: Diversity as Politics in Southern Italy
(Language: English)
Caroline Goodson, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Art History - General, Epigraphy, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1616-bThe Construction of Allegiance and Exclusion in Erchempert's Historiola
(Language: English)
Sophie Gruber, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Local History, Mentalities, Monasticism

This second session on ‘othering’ in southern Italy before the Norman conquests will look in more detail at identities in urban and monastic contexts. Caroline Goodson will then address cultural diversity in south Italian urban centres and demonstrate the strategies employed by southern Italians to derive benefit from this diversity; she will ask how ‘othering’ might have worked among neighbours. Turning back once more to Monte Cassino, Sophie Gruber will analyse the Erchempert’s History and address its literary strategies when dealing with ‘others’, especially with political players in the region.