IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1125: 'Once upon a time…': Veiled Memories and Vanished Powers

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Rikkyo University, Tokyo / Universität Basel
Organisers:Jessika Nowak, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Minoru Ozawa, College of Arts, Rikkyo University, Tokyo
Moderator/Chair:Andreas Karg, Abteilung 'Forschung & Nachwuchs', Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Paper 1125-aCommemoration Strategy of the Jelling Dynasty in the 10th and 11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Minoru Ozawa, College of Arts, Rikkyo University, Tokyo
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Law, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1125-bThe Saxons
(Language: English)
Caspar Ehlers, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften, Institut für Europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Law, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1125-cGone and Forgotten?: The damnatio memoriae of the Kingdom of Burgundy
(Language: English)
Jessika Nowak, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Historiography - Medieval, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1125-dCreated to Be Conquered: Gerald of Wales's Construction of a Foundational Myth for Ireland
(Language: English)
Fabienne Schwizer, Departement Geschichte, Universität Basel
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Abstract

Kingdoms as well as other reigns and powers might arise, flourish and expand, and – as far as we have learned by empiric observation – descend and perish. Some might be gone and forgotten, but others will be quite present in posterior discourses. Which criteria and parameters made one kingdom more attractive as a reference point than the other? Why did some reigns and powers succumb and vanish into thin air while others were glorified by the posterity? And which role did memory play during the different reigns? This session aims at shedding light on the mysterious powers and dynamics of remembrance in reigns which are usually not in the focus of general attention.