IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1015: Materiality and Religious Practice in Medieval Denmark

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Sarah Croix, Afdeling for Arkaeologi og Kulturarvsstudier, Aarhus Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Bertil Nilsson, Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion, Göteborgs Universitet
Paper 1015-aOuter Markers and Inner Meanings: Personal Objects and Religious Materiality
(Language: English)
Mette Højmark Søvsø, Department of Collections, Sydvestjyske Museer, Ribe
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 1015-bMiraculous Materiality in Medieval Denmark
(Language: English)
Mads Vedel Heilskov, Centre for Scandinavian Studies, University of Aberdeen
Index terms: Lay Piety, Liturgy, Local History, Religious Life
Paper 1015-cMateriality in Medieval Burials
(Language: English)
Jakob Tue Christensen, Department of Cultural Heritage & Archaelogy, Odense Bys Museer, Denmark
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Religious Life

This session proposes to revisit and pave the way ahead for research in religious material culture in medieval Denmark. It discusses the role of materiality and physicality in the religious experience and practice of medieval people, and investigates the uses of material objects, spaces, and bodies employed to make the sacred tangible, hereby acting as mediators between the earthly and the heavenly spheres. As a result, this session stresses the significance of the sensory, dramatic enactment that moved soul, body, heart and mind of the medieval faithful.