IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 536: Save the Date!: Conflicting Ideas about the Quality of Time in Memory and for Prognosis, I

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Uta Heil, Institut für Kirchengeschichte, Christliche Archäologie und Kirchliche Kunst, Universität Wien
Moderator/Chair:Hans-Werner Goetz, Historisches Seminar, Universität Hamburg
Paper 536-aSave the Date!: The Sunday between the Memory of Salvation and Divine Punishment
(Language: English)
Uta Heil, Institut für Kirchengeschichte, Christliche Archäologie und Kirchliche Kunst, Universität Wien
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Pagan Religions, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 536-bThe Early Medieval Reception of Augustine on 'Wednesday'
(Language: English)
Immo Warntjes, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Pagan Religions, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 536-cThursday in the Later Roman Empire
(Language: English)
Ilaria Bultrighini, Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies, University College London
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Pagan Religions, Religious Life, Theology
Abstract

In Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, time was not a neutral but a qualified category. But how and why did special days get an intrinsic quality as good days, bad days, or specific days for specific activities? How was this – sometimes contradictory – set of ideas transmitted and taught? The papers deal with beneficial and precarious, prognostic and commemorative calendrical knowledge about days and times, including a focus on related so-called ‘pagan’, ‘Jewish’ and ‘Christian’ ideas about the calendar in memory and for prognosis.