IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1133: Inventing Heroes, Reversing Legends, Constructing Facts: The Dynamics of Identity Shaping, II - The Mirror of Historiography

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Lise-Meitner Project, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien / Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences & Archive Studies, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Organisers:Klara Hübner, Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences & Archive Studies, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
David Kalhous, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Moderator/Chair:Walter Pohl, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 1133-aFragile Memory of 'Natural' Communities
(Language: English)
Klara Hübner, Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences & Archive Studies, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
David Kalhous, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Mentalities, Social History
Paper 1133-bThe Big History of Small Noblemen: Swiss Rural Elites Struggling for a Noble Ancestry
(Language: English)
Heinrich Speich, Independent Scholar, Switzerland
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Local History, Mentalities, Social History
Paper 1133-cThe Medieval Heroes of Swedish Romantic Nationalism
(Language: English)
Christian Oertel, Historisches Seminar, Universität Erfurt
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Mentalities, Social History
Abstract

The process of re-collecting and remembering is ‘fragile’, full of discontinuities that are worthy of further research, because they disprove our understanding of history (or rather of the past) as a smooth process with a given (happy) ending. To analyse them means to understand better what challenges people and communities in the past faced. It also helps us to comprehend the transformation of the memories in certain epochs and how these are related to the different identifications. Therefore, we will focus in our panel on how these neuralgic points were created and perceived on one side, on the other side, we will discuss the transformation of the memories in certain periods of time throughout Europe.