IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 725: Memory and Myth: Remembering Medieval Ireland and Its Neighbours, III - Crafting Administrative Memory

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Organiser:Áine Foley, Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:David Ditchburn, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Paper 725-aTo 'summon up remembrance of things past': The Importance and Limitations of Memory in Late Medieval Irish and English Court Cases
(Language: English)
Áine Foley, Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Law, Social History
Paper 725-bFalse Memory of Medieval Ireland
(Language: English)
Stephen Hewer, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Law, Social History
Paper 725-c'In all times within memory': Conservative Language, Radical Ideas, and Assembly Politics in Late Medieval Ireland and Scotland
(Language: English)
Lynn Kilgallon, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Administration, Social History
Abstract

The first paper will examine the importance of witnesses’ memories in late medieval court proceedings, particularly in inquisitions where the proof of age of an heir was established. The second paper will also look at English courts in Ireland, this time questioning the validity of evidence presented to the courts and how it may have been false memory. The third paper will look at parliament in late medieval Ireland and Scotland, exploring the language used and the ideas developed within these assemblies.