IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 533: Communication and the Exploitation of Knowledge, I: Collective Memory In and Around the Courtroom

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Onderzoeksschool Mediƫvistiek, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Organiser:Nathan van Kleij, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Europese studies en Religiewetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Moderator/Chair:Mark Vermeer, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 533-aPaintings, Space, and Collective Memory in the Late Medieval Urban Courtroom
(Language: English)
Nathan van Kleij, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Europese studies en Religiewetenschappen, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Law, Political Thought
Paper 533-bMemory Politics of the Late Medieval Law Court: A Multimedial Analysis
(Language: English)
Frans Camphuijsen, Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies Amsterdam, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Index terms: Law, Political Thought
Paper 533-cIdeological Poems and Political Memory in Late Medieval Town Halls
(Language: English)
Minne de Boodt, Research Group for the History of the Middle Ages / Department of History, KU Leuven
Index terms: Law, Political Thought
Abstract

Organised from the NWO project ‘Communication and Exploitation of Knowledge in the Middle Ages’, this series of papers aims to discuss a variety of instances of public or collective memory. Memory is the basis for knowledge; for a fruitful mass communication of knowledge, it needs to connect to elements in the collective memory. This session reflects on different media in and around courtrooms in the late Middle Ages. Contributors study how authorities memorised legal and political knowledge, and connected their practices, strategies and ideologies with the collective knowledge of the agents within their jurisdiction.