IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1529: Total Recall: Bishops Remembered in Medieval Practice and Modern Historiography

Thursday 5 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:EPISCOPUS: Society for the Study of Bishops & the Secular Clergy in the Middle Ages
Organiser:Evan Gatti, Department of Art & Art History, Elon University, North Carolina
Moderator/Chair:John S. Ott, Department of History, Portland State University, Oregon
Paper 1529-aPope Leo IX: Bishop of Rome?
(Language: English)
Andrew Smith, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Paper 1529-bFulcaricus of Tongres-Maastricht: 'He is only a name and a title that appear'
(Language: English)
Jean-Noël Rolland, Département d'histoire, Université de Montréal / Département des Sciences historiques, Université de Liège
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Paper 1529-cArnulf of Lisieux and the Need to Be Remembered Well
(Language: English)
Matthew Leeper, Department of History, University of Glasgow
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Abstract

This panel examines the intent with which medieval bishops sought to craft their memories and legacies, and how modern historiography has in similar fashion produced or erased particular memories about medieval prelates. Papers will examine how the process of source selection – medieval and modern – has led to an equally selective fashioning of knowledge about bishops, and will consider the consequences for our interpretation of individual prelates and their place in broader historiographical debates.