IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 438: The Future of MeMO and Memoria Studies - A Round Table Discussion

Monday 2 July 2018, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Medieval Memoria Online Project (MeMO), Universiteit Utrecht / Memoria & Remembrance Practices, Brepols
Organiser:Arnoud-Jan A. Bijsterveld, Department of Sociology, Tilburg University
Moderator/Chair:Arnoud-Jan A. Bijsterveld, Department of Sociology, Tilburg University

In recent decades, several joint efforts have been undertaken to raise the study of medieval commemoration and of (religious) foundations to the academic fore. Some projects have finished or are finishing shortly, others are still underway. At Utrecht University, the Medieval Memoria Online Project (MeMO) ran between 2009 and 2018. This created a database of objects and texts that functioned in the medieval commemoration of the dead in the Netherlands until 1580. Also, MeMO has been publishing the online Medieval Memoria Research newsletter for 10 years now. Between 2012 and 2017, Professor Michael Borgolte (Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin) directed the ERC project FOUNDMED – Foundations in medieval societies. Cross-cultural comparisons. This got a follow-up in the new journal Endowments Studies (Brill). Since 2017, Brepols Publishers publishes a series entitled Memoria and Remembrance Practices. This round table invites IMC delegates to discuss possible new research pathways for the study of medieval commemoration and ways to cooperate on the international level. What are relevant new research questions and ways to continue the fruitful work of recent years?

Participants include Truus van Bueren (Universiteit Utrecht), Charlotte Dikken (Universiteit Utrecht), Tine Kondrup (Syddansk Universitet, Odense), and Tillman Lohse (Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin).