IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1141: Birgittine Acts of Memory, II: Remembering and Forgetting

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Institut de Recerca de Cultures Medievals (IRCVM), Universitat de Barcelona / Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap, Lunds universitet
Organisers:David Carrillo-Rangel, Institut de Recerca de Cultures Medievals (IRCVM), Universitat de Barcelona
Erik Claeson, Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap, Lunds Universitet
Moderator/Chair:David Carrillo-Rangel, Institut de Recerca de Cultures Medievals (IRCVM), Universitat de Barcelona
Paper 1141-aRemembering Birgitta with Music
(Language: English)
Karin Strinnholm Lagergren, Institutionen för musik och bild, Linnéuniversitetet, Växjö
Index terms: Liturgy, Monasticism, Music
Paper 1141-bStrategies for Remembering St Birgitta in Sermons from Vadstena Abbey, c. 1400-1510
(Language: English)
Erik Claeson, Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap, Lunds Universitet
Index terms: Liturgy, Rhetoric, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1141-cGod's Ambassadress: Commemorations of St Bridget of Sweden by the Syon Bridgettines, 1861-1961
(Language: English)
Carmen M. Mangion, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Index terms: Monasticism, Social History, Women's Studies
Abstract

These sessions aim to explore ways of remembering, or acts of memory, related to the figure of Birgitta of Sweden, as well as the order she founded. The premise of these panels is that many ways of remembering her were a conscious choice. The act of memory could take place in the way monastic communities formed a memoria rerum, in the way liturgy was used or in the way sermons were compiled by the priest-brothers.
If acts of memory tie the present of the enunciation with the past, we seek to explore the similarities and differences of these acts and how they shape our perceptions of the past.