IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1638: Mappings, II: Functions of Memory on Maps

Thursday 5 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Dan Terkla, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University
Moderator/Chair:Dan Terkla, Department of English, Illinois Wesleyan University
Paper 1638-aMemories of Antiquity: How Medieval Texts and Maps Remembered the Ancient Origin of the Concept of Continents
(Language: English)
Christoph Mauntel, Graduiertenkolleg 1662 'Religiöses Wissen im vormodernen Europa (800–1800)', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Paper 1638-bThe Ancient World on Medieval Maps: Cultural Memory at Work?
(Language: English)
Monika Schuol, Lehrstuhl für Alte Geschichte, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Paper 1638-cThe Monstra of Herzog Ernst B as Foundation of Ambiguous Storytelling and Remembrance
(Language: English)
Olivia Kobiela, Promotionsverbund 'Die andere Ästhetik', Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Language and Literature - German
Abstract

Medieval maps have many functions; one of the most obvious, considering the typical interconnection of space and time on the maps, is memory: biblical, antique, ‘legendary’, and all other forms of traditional knowledge are combined to present a meaningful statement for the present. The papers of this session deal with the antique origins of the concept of continents, the influence of Christianization on antique cartographical features, and the interplay of a poetic traveler to the Orient and the marvels on the maps.