IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1624: Carolingian Civilization 25 Years Later: In Honor of Paul Edward Dutton, II

Thursday 5 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Matthew Gabriele, Department of Religion & Culture, Virginia Tech
Moderator/Chair:Matthew Bryan Gillis, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Respondent:Paul E. Dutton, Department of Humanities, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia
Paper 1624-aCharles the Bald's Splendid Attire and the Politics of Clothing
(Language: English)
Valerie Garver, Department of History, Northern Illinois University
Index terms: Daily Life, Performance Arts - General, Political Thought, Social History
Paper 1624-bDisastrous Triumph: Divine Visions and the Invention of Carolingian Victory in Spain
(Language: English)
Anne Latowsky, Department of World Languages, University of South Florida
Index terms: Mentalities, Political Thought, Religious Life, Rhetoric
Paper 1624-cThe Glimmering Gold of Memory and the Rust of Discontentment: The Chosen People Remember in the Late 9th Century
(Language: English)
Matthew Gabriele, Department of Religion & Culture, Virginia Tech
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Monasticism, Religious Life

25 years ago, in 1993, Paul Edward Dutton’s Carolingian Civilization: A Reader was published, followed the next year by The Politics of Dreaming in the Carolingian Empire in 1994. Taken together, these works reframed how we study the Carolingian world and changed the landscape of the discipline. A generation of students and early career scholars drew inspiration from Dutton, developing their own ways of traveling the various pathways that he had illuminated. Now, 25 years later, the aim of these two panels will be to take stock of the enduring impact of these seminal works. The first session of this series will focus on the reign of Louis the Pious, while the second will consider the period after 840.