IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 345: Memory and Migrations, II: Places of Memory

Monday 2 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:MIGWEB: A Comparative Diachronic Analysis of Post-Byzantine Networks in the Early Modern Europe (15th-18th Centuries), Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London / Marie Skłodowska Curie Action Project under Grant Agreement 747 857
Organiser:Nada Zečević, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London / Marie Sklodowska Curie Action Project
Moderator/Chair:Jonathan Harris, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Respondent:Mihailo Popović, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Abteilung Byzanzforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 345-aMemories of Home in the Songs of Stratiotic Soldiers in the Adriatic and Southern Italy, 15th-17th Centuries
(Language: English)
Nada Zečević, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London / Marie Sklodowska Curie Action Project
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Language and Literature - Greek, Mentalities, Social History
Paper 345-bTracing the Ancestors to the 'Reconquest': Historical Memory and Uses of the Past in Making Claims to Status in the Colonial Society of New Spain
(Language: English)
Karoline Cook, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Genealogy and Prosopography, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

This session focuses on the lieux de mémoire upon which late medieval émigrés constructed their diasporic memory. Usually, these places did not represent just tangible elements of the émigrés‘ spatial recollections, but complex notions that brought to the surface their emotional, imagined, and tentatively constructed pasts. By exploring the forms, voices, modes, patterns and motifs of memory identifed in the accounts on late medieval passages, we shall show how memory was used to create new socio-cultural cohesions and mnemonic devices that mediated between the émigrés‘ present needs and their ambitions for a more substantial integration to the new environments.