IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 346: Memory and Memoria: The Dead Can't Defend Themselves or, How Archives Create Portraits of Personalities

Monday 2 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Mittelhochdeutsche Begriffsdatenbank (MHDBDB) / Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Organiser:Katharina Zeppezauer-Wachauer, Mittelhochdeutsche Begriffsdatenbank (MHDBDB), Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Moderator/Chair:Jutta Baumgartner, Zentrum für Gastrosophie, Universität Salzburg
Paper 346-aThe Digital Archive: Data-Based (His-)Stories
(Language: English)
Katharina Zeppezauer-Wachauer, Mittelhochdeutsche Begriffsdatenbank (MHDBDB), Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Peter Hinkelmanns, Mittelhochdeutsche Begriffsdatenbank (MHDBDB), Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - German
Paper 346-bThe Bishop on the Kermis: The Canonization of Bishop Virgil and Regional Cult in Salzburg
(Language: English)
Wolfgang Neuper, Archiv der Erzdiözese Salzburg
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History, Local History
Paper 346-cBook-Donations in Blessed Memory of the Dead: Examples from the Library of the Archabbey of St Peter, Salzburg
(Language: English)
Sonja Führer, Bibliothek, Erzabtei St. Peter, Salzburg
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History, Local History
Abstract

Archives have always been amongst others places of remembrance preserving the memory of people. Their task is not only preservation and safekeeping but also the (re-)creation of the memorial of individuals. This section will discuss how posterity helps create, guide, and preserve the remembrance of people. While the first paper tells how digital lexical systems take over archival tasks and use sedimented memory to develop portraits of poets, the focus of the second is on the roles that archives and libraries play in the development of regional medieval memorial culture. A third paper deals with book donations and how they create portraits of historical figures and the last focuses on different kinds of traces of individuals in both privately and commonly used (prayer-)books in the Abbey of Nonnberg.