IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 245: Memory and Migrations, I: Impact of the Memorable

Monday 2 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:MIGWEB: A Comparative Diachronic Analysis of Post-Byzantine Networks in Early Modern Europe (15th-18th Centuries), Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London / Marie Skłodowska Curie Action Project
Organiser:Jonathan Harris, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität Hagen
Respondent:Mihailo Popović, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Abteilung Byzanzforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 245-aSpectacle and Propaganda in the Visit of a Patriarch of Antioch to England, 1466-1467
(Language: English)
Jonathan Harris, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Crusades
Paper 245-b'Ignorant barbarians, infected by schism': Perceptions of Balkan Migrants in Italy, 15th-17th Centuries
(Language: English)
Niccolò Fattori, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Social History
Abstract

This session will examine perceptions of medieval migrants and particularly what made them memorable or remarkable in the eyes of the host community. They often would have had an exotic appearance with a distinct mode of dress and there would have been other differences of language, religious practice. Contributors will explore how these differences were resented, admired or exploited. Did these perceptions reinforce existing stereotypes or challenge them?