IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 531: Material Culture and Landscapes, I: Memory and Manuscripts

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Forschungsportal Englische Geschichte und Britische Inseln (FEMBI)
Organisers:Daniel Brown, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Stefanie Schild, Independent Scholar, Hilden
Moderator/Chair:Benjamin Pohl, Department of History, University of Bristol
Paper 531-aWe Can Be Heroes: Material Culture and the Creation of Brythnoth
(Language: English)
Katherine Weikert, Department of Archaeology / Department of History, University of Winchester
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Literacy and Orality
Paper 531-bRemembering since the Creation: Universal History as a Manuscript in Torigni's Liber Chronicorum
(Language: English)
Gabriele Passabì, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 531-cImagination, Identity, and Memory: Le livre de chasse as Memoria
(Language: English)
Becky Pratt-Sturges, Department of Comparative Cultural Studies, Northern Arizona University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography

Memory can differ in many ways. It can present itself in a landscape, a certain place, a certain name, a manuscript or oral tradition, for example. It can be interpreted and it can influence history and memory on its own. So it is no surprise that this topic can be found in various disciplines. The papers in this session seek to highlight how texts and images were used to create a certain form of memory: sometimes they were supposed to recount certain events, sometimes to idealize behaviour or shape it.