IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1323: Remembering the Saints, IV: Creating and Adapting Memory in Early Medieval England and Wales

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

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/Chairs:Bertrand Lançon, Département d'Histoire, Université de Limoges / Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en histoire, histoire de l’art et musicologie, Université de Poitiers
Bryan Ward-Perkins, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Paper 1323-aManipulating Memory: St Ælfgifu of Shaftesbury's 'Resurrection' and the Politics of Sanctity
(Language: English)
Rachel S. Anderson, Department of English, Grand Valley State University, Michigan
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 1323-bRemembering St Germanus in 9th-Century Wales
(Language: English)
Paweł Derecki, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography
Paper 1323-cReworking Corporate Memory: St Calais (Carilefus) and St Cuthbert
(Language: English)
Margaret Coombe, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography
Abstract

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.