IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1739: Selective Recall: Memory as Decision-Making Resource

Thursday 5 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Mediävistenverband
Organiser:Maximiliane Berger, Sonderforschungsbereich 1150 'Kulturen des Entscheidens', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Moderator/Chair:Wolfram Drews, Sonderforschungsbereich 1150 'Kulturen des Entscheidens', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Paper 1739-aLegislation through Negligence?: On the Importance of Forgetting for the Roncaglia Assembly, 1158
(Language: English)
Konstantin Maier, Sonderforschungsbereich 1150 'Kulturen des Entscheidens', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Law, Mentalities, Political Thought
Paper 1739-bThe Hero's Decision and the Judgement of Others: Decision-Making in the Perspective of Future Memory
(Language: English)
Susanne Spreckelmeier, Sonderforschungsbereich 1150 'Kulturen des Entscheidens', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Literacy and Orality
Paper 1739-cThe Spanish Inquisition Remembers: Orality and Literacy in Inquisitorial Decision-Making
(Language: English)
Sebastian Rothe, Sonderforschungsbereich 1150 'Kulturen des Entscheidens', Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Literacy and Orality, Mentalities
Abstract

The act of making a decision creates an explicit break between past and diverging futures. How do remembered pasts shape present options? How do future memories impact present decisions? What is the relationship between orality and textuality in constituting resources of decision-making? How are cultural and communicative memories negotiated? The papers in this session will explore these issues drawing on high and late medieval texts and contexts of legislation and multiple loyalties, judiciary, and memoria.