IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 731: Material Culture and Landscapes, III: Remembering Past Deeds

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval Landscape/Seascape Research Group
Organisers:Daniel Brown, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Stefanie Schild, Independent Scholar, Hilden
Moderator/Chair:Karl Christian Alvestad, Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 731-a'Such guardian or defiant tombs': Memorialisation of Burial Mounds by Early and Post-Conquest Poets and Chroniclers
(Language: English)
Lily Alice Gwendoline Hawker-Yates, Centre for Kent History & Heritage, Canterbury Christ Church University
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 731-b'Now we're going back to the 21st century': Remembering Early Medieval Places, Poems, and Objects in Performances at Sutton Hoo
(Language: English)
Fran Allfrey, Department of English / Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies, King's College London
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Literacy and Orality, Local History
Paper 731-c'Under a heaped barrow the chieftains of the land': Inscribing Memory of Bohemia's Mythical Dukes into Landscape
(Language: English)
Matouš Turek, Centre d'études des langues et littératures anciennes et modernes (CELLAM), Université Rennes 2 / Filozofická fakulta, Univerzita Karlova, Praha
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Slavic, Medievalism and Antiquarianism

Memory can differ in many ways. It can present itself in a landscape, a certain place, a certain name, a manuscript or oral tradition for example. It can be interpreted differently be each person and generation. It can influence history and memory on its own. So it is no surprise that this topic can be found in various disciplines. The papers of this session will explore how burial grounds functioned as places of memory, shaped and influenced it. Its reflection can be found in oral and written history. It could even influence the choice of a battle-site.