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IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1333: Remembering Communities in Early Medieval Europe, II: Memory and Geography

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:K─▒smet Press
Organiser:Ricky Broome, Leeds Institute for Clinical Trials Research (LICTR), University of Leeds
Moderator/Chairs:Ricky Broome, Leeds Institute for Clinical Trials Research (LICTR), University of Leeds
James Michael Harland, Department of Arts, Design & Social Sciences, Northumbria University
Paper 1333-aEarly Medieval Urban Communities in Britain and Remembering the Roman Past
(Language: English)
Mateusz Fafinski, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Mentalities, Political Thought
Paper 1333-bMonks and Missionaries on the Move: Mobility as a Memory or a Motif
(Language: English)
Helen Lawson, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Monasticism
Paper 1333-cWhy Jordanes Claimed that the Franks Were Inhabitants of the Lands of the Germans
(Language: English)
Robert Kasperski, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities, Political Thought

This session examines the role of geography in the construction of communities, considering particularly how the relationships between people(s) and places were remembered in the Early Middle Ages. Mateusz Fafinski aims to move beyond the continuity/discontinuity dichotomy when considering the memory of the Roman past in Anglo-Saxon urban communities. Helen Lawson examines the Lives of two saints and what their journeys tell us about their roles in the communities which formed around their remembrance. Robert Kasperski shows how Jordanes constructed a negative memory of the Franks as uncivilized barbarians opposed to the Goths as the true defenders of Gaul.