IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 153: Creative Memories: Shaping Identity in Medieval Culture, I

Monday 2 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig / Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität, Dresden
Organiser:Jörg Sonntag, Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig / Technische Universität, Dresden
Moderator/Chair:Mirko Breitenstein, Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig / Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden
Paper 153-aTradition Meets Creativity: The Ambiguous Lifestyle of the Order of St William
(Language: English)
Jörg Sonntag, Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig / Technische Universität, Dresden
Index terms: Daily Life, Historiography - Medieval, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 153-bMemory and Mnemotechnics in Medieval Didactic Games
(Language: English)
Sophie Caflisch, Institut für Historische Theologie, Universität Bern
Index terms: Mentalities, Science, Social History
Paper 153-cBetween Tradition and Creativity: The Rituals of the Teutonic Order
(Language: English)
Nicholas W. Youmans, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden
Index terms: Crusades, Daily Life, Religious Life
Abstract

To memorize always means to shape one’s own past, present, and future. By combining paradigmatic case studies on ritual, historiography, game and play, and art, six papers of two corresponding sessions address the constructive field of tension between memory and creativity. They aim to examine specific forms of the memory of institutions as well as individuals and the creative use of these memories in order to visualise, confirm and establish both individual and social identity-factors.