IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1528: Memories of Heresy and Counter-Heresy, I: Time and Place

Thursday 5 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno / Medieval Heresy & Dissent Research Network, University of Nottingham
Organiser:Claire Taylor, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Claire Taylor, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 1528-aRemembering Heresy: Place, Space, and Memory in Late 13th-Century Inquisition Records
(Language: English)
Elinor French, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Law, Religious Life
Paper 1528-bTrigger Warning: Timelessness and Temporal Markers in 14th-Century Inquisition Records
(Language: English)
Delfi-Isabel Nieto-Isabel, Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Law, Religious Life
Paper 1528-c'Multi anni elapsi, multi fratres mortui': Time, Distance, and Self-Defense of the Interrogated Knights Templar
(Language: English)
František Novotný, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History, Law, Monasticism
Abstract

All medievalists may be said to work on memory, because we use sources recalling the past. But not all sources consciously claim to recall and record ideas and activity which are by definition oppositional and contested in their own time. Sources left by heretics and their supporters, or by their opponents and deniers, do just that. From such sources, the historians represented in these three linked sessions explore aspects of memory concerning, time and place and how heresy was located within them; how legal records for heresy were constructed and used to access the heretical past; and the understanding of heresy and heretics as recalled within theological, narrative and polemical texts.