IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 135: Memory and the Materiality of Medieval Texts, I: Codices and Communities

Monday 2 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol
Organiser:Benjamin Pohl, Department of History, University of Bristol
Moderator/Chair:Benjamin Pohl, Department of History, University of Bristol
Paper 135-a'I betake me unto those rockes and monuments': Constructing a Collective Memory of a 'Local' Arthur in William Camden's Britannia and John Leland's Assertio Inclytissimi Arturii
(Language: English)
Mary Bateman, Department of English, University of Bristol
Index terms: Bibliography, Language and Literature - Other, Printing History
Paper 135-bThe World of Dunstable Priory
(Language: English)
Harriett Webster, School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Local History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 135-c'Scripta volant, verba manent': The Un-Publication of Floris and Blancheflour in Medieval and Early Modern England
(Language: English)
Leah Tether, Department of English, University of Bristol
Index terms: Bibliography, Language and Literature - Other, Printing History
Abstract

This is the second of two related sessions sponsored by the University of Bristol’s Centre for Medieval Studies that together explore the complex and fascinating relationship between memory and the materiality of medieval texts. The thematic focus of this session will be on material sources and objects (incl. illuminated manuscripts) that played a key role in how medieval individuals and/or communities remembered, interpreted, and celebrated the past. Particular attention will be paid to the narrative qualities exhibited by these objects, as well as to their potential applications within the context of medieval performative culture, commemoration, celebration and ritual.