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IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1337: Global Practices of Memory and Exchange, II: Acts of Remembering in Central European Towns and Cities, c. 1200-1550

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community', Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Universität Wien / FWF Project F42
Organisers:Károly Goda, Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community', Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Fabian Kümmeler, Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community' / Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Emilia Jamroziak, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 1337-aReminding Merchants of Their Christian Duty: 'Papal Embargo' in 15th-Century Central European Towns
(Language: English)
Alexandra Kaar, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Liturgy, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1337-bPatron Saints and Constructions of Cultural Memory in Bohemian Towns
(Language: English)
Kateřina Horníčková, Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community', Universität Wien / Southern Bohemian University, České Budějovice
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1337-cSource of Love and Weapon of God: Staging the Eucharist in Late Medieval Buda and Cracow
(Language: English)
Károly Goda, Sonderforschungsbereich Project 'Visions of Community', Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Index terms: Anthropology, Ecclesiastical History, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life

Moving beyond western, eurocentric visions of memory, this two-part series explores unchartered academic territories both in a geographical and a methodological sense. Adopting interdisciplinary approaches to land- and seascapes of the Eastern Occident and the Global East, the panelists examine both textual and pictorial representations of the fabrication and exchange of memory within urban communities. The second panel addresses the issue of creative memory policies in the urban eastern borderlands of Western Christianity. The Bohemian towns and their Central European counterparts receive a focus both via anti-Hussite mercantile (re)membering and through the role of saints in recall traditions. Finally, the closing paper examines the partly fictional memory discourse attached to the public worship of the Eucharist in the metropolitan contexts of Hungary and Poland.