IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1223: Remembering the Saints, III: Creating and Adapting Memory in the Late Antique Mediterranean

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Cult of Saints Project, University of Oxford
Organisers:Bryan Ward-Perkins, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Robert Wiśniewski, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Moderator/Chair:Bonnie Effros, Department of History, University of Liverpool
Paper 1223-aLe culte des saints en Afrique vandale: Entre Catholiques et Ariens
(Language: Français)
Mohamed-Arbi Nsiri, Département d'histoire, Université Paris Nanterre
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography
Paper 1223-bThe Transformations of the Legend of Athenogenes of Pedachthoe
(Language: English)
Efthymios Rizos, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography
Paper 1223-cRemembering St Febronia: The Textual Cult of a Nun Martyr
(Language: English)
Stavroula Constantinou, Department of Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, University of Cyprus, Nicosia
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Greek

These five sessions of ‘Remembering the Saints’ are all focused on the central theme of the 2018 IMC. They explore how the memory of saints was first moulded, and then progressively modified to fit changing circumstances. In most cases this was a successful process of adaptation; but there were also some saints who were quietly forgotten. A final session explores how the memory of late antique and early medieval saints has been presented and used in modern times – in colonial politics, in the cinema, and online.