IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1215: Cultural Memory and Materiality in the Cult of Saints

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Organiser:Gábor Klaniczay, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Moderator/Chair:Gábor Klaniczay, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Respondent:Kateřina Horníčková, Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community', Universität Wien / Southern Bohemian University, České Budějovice
Paper 1215-aRe-Shaping Cultural Memory: The Cult of Slavonic Saints in 14th-Century Bohemia
(Language: English)
Zoë Opačić, Department of History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London
Index terms: Art History - General, Religious Life
Paper 1215-bHousehold Objects as Memorials to St Margaret's Ordinary and Extraordinary Powers
(Language: English)
Ildikó Csepregi, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Index terms: Hagiography, Religious Life
Paper 1215-cSaints and Spolia: Cult of the Saints as (a Form of) Cultural Memory in Medieval Dalmatia
(Language: English)
Trpimir Vedriš, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
Index terms: Hagiography, Religious Life
Abstract

The cult of saints are prime carriers of cultural memory in the Middle Ages. Much of this memory perpetuated by writings – legends, offices, hymns – has been studied in great detail. Our session intends to concentrate upon a less exploited set of carriers of cultural memory: the objects related to the cult of saints, such as relics, art works, and the material, special arrangement of their cult sites. At the same time we intend to provide a sample of Central European research on saints: we have a Croatian, a Hungarian, and a Czech subject.