IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1527: Early Saints in Modern Times

Thursday 5 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Cult of Saints Project, University of Oxford
Organiser:Robert Wiśniewski, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Moderator/Chair:Gábor Klaniczay, Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest
Paper 1527-aReviving the Cults of Perpetua and Felicity: Alfred-Louis Delattre and Christian Archaeology in Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century Carthage
(Language: English)
Bonnie Effros, Department of History, University of Liverpool
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Hagiography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1527-bBetween Adaptation and Oblivion: Cinematic Sanctification and the World of Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Felice Lifshitz, Department of Women's & Gender Studies, University of Alberta
Index terms: Hagiography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1527-cRemembering the Saints in a 21st-Century Database
(Language: English)
Bryan Ward-Perkins, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography

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.