IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1229: Remembering Christ's Life in the 15th-Century Low Countries

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Birkbeck, University of London / Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University
Organiser:Matthew S. Champion, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London / Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University
Moderator/Chair:Seb Falk, Girton College, University of Cambridge
Paper 1229-aAd memoriam utile et ad pietatem proficiens: Mnemonic Devices and Gospel Harmonies
(Language: English)
Serena Masolini, De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval & Renaissance Philosophy, KU Leuven
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Education, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1229-bDismembering a Gospel Harmony
(Language: English)
Matthew S. Champion, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London / Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University
Index terms: Education, Liturgy, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1229-cRemembering the Passion: Chronological Debates
(Language: English)
Philipp Nothaft, All Souls College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Science
Abstract

This panel investigates disputed attempts to remember Christ’s life in the 15th century, and develops from a collaborative research project on the controversial Leuven professor Peter de Rivo. Masolini will analyse the mnemonic devices embedded in attempts to harmonise accounts of Christ’s times in the period. Champion will trace the architecture of de Rivo’s mnemonic apparatus for his Monotessaron of the Gospels, and its deconstruction at the hands of readers from the Roodklooster near Brussels. Nothaft will consider memory’s place in de Rivo’s Dialogus de temporibus Christi, and in tense chronological debates between de Rivo and Paul of Middelburg.