IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 652: Do You Remember the First Time?: Historiographies of Memory Since the 1990s

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), University of Birmingham
Organiser:Christopher P. Callow, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), University of Birmingham
Moderator/Chair:Chris Wickham, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Paper 652-aA Thousand Material Memories: Relic-Cults and Memories of Miracles in 12th-Century England
(Language: English)
Simon Stuart Yarrow, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Anthropology, Gender Studies, Hagiography, Literacy and Orality
Paper 652-bMemory in Medieval Scandinavia
(Language: English)
Christopher P. Callow, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), University of Birmingham
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Literacy and Orality
Paper 652-cImagined Communities: Monasteries, Memory, and Monastic History
(Language: English)
Katharine Sykes, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Abstract

Memory has been much-studied for medieval societies since the 1990s and the appearance of influential syntheses by the likes of Fentress & Wickham and Assmann. This session considers how different sub-fields of medieval studies have dealt memory including the ways in which it has been made implicit and explicit in how scholars frame their study of medieval texts.