IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1637: Collective Memory and Memorial Culture in Parish, Town, and Guild

Thursday 5 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Claire Kennan, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Marianne Wilson, Department of Collections Expertise & Engagement, The National Archives, Kew
Paper 1637-aFor the Good of the Soul: Memory and Remembrance in Parish Guilds
(Language: English)
Claire Kennan, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Lay Piety, Social History
Paper 1637-b'From time immemorial…': An Examination of Memory, Discourse, and Legal Consciousness in the 1388 Guild Petitions
(Language: English)
Daniella Gonzalez, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (MEMS), University of Kent
Index terms: Literacy and Orality, Political Thought
Paper 1637-cCommon Profit Books and Memorial Culture in 15th-Century London
(Language: English)
Ryan Perry, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (MEMS), University of Kent
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Social History
Abstract

This panel explores collective memory, memorial culture, and identity in late medieval London and Lincolnshire. Papers will provide an interdisciplinary approach to the medieval use of memory in legal, spiritual, and urban contexts. Aspects of group behaviour and identity are explored through the examination of textual and architectural sources, using both literary and historical perspectives. These papers examine the use of collective memory in various situations, including remembrance of the dead, the concept of common profit, local traditions such as meetings and feasts, and in legal settings where memory formed an integral part of local discourse.