IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 633: Communication and the Exploitation of Knowledge, II: Charters as an Instrument and Mirror of Collective Memory in Transalpine Europe - The Low Countries and Poland in Comparative Perspective

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Onderzoeksschool Mediëvistiek, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Organiser:Mark Vermeer, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Moderator/Chair:Beata Możejko, Zakład Historii Średniowiecza Polski i Nauk Pomocniczych Historii, Uniwersytet Gdański
Respondent:Herwig Weigl, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung / Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Paper 633-aLittera vel prothocolla: The Legal Power of Charters and Registers in Late Medieval Rural Brabant
(Language: English)
Mark Vermeer, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Language and Literature - Dutch, Literacy and Orality
Paper 633-bIdeas about the Nature of Memory in the Preambles of Episcopal Charters in Late Medieval Poland
(Language: English)
Zofia Wilk-Woś, Instytut Bezpieczeństwa Narodowego, Społeczna Akademia Nauk, Łódź
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 633-cDigging in the Chests: Charters and Archives as Instruments of Political Claims in 15th-Century Poland
(Language: English)
Anna Adamska, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Charters and Diplomatics, Language and Literature - Latin, Literacy and Orality
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. Since their earliest appearance, charters have been used as carriers of public memory, both in content and in form. This session presents several cases of the role of charters in conveying this memory, comparing the Low Countries with Poland.