IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 733: Communication and the Exploitation of Knowledge, III: Collective Memory and Preaching

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Onderzoeksschool Mediƫvistiek, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Organiser:Pieter Boonstra, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Moderator/Chair:Theo Lap, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Paper 733-aLenten Sermon Collections: Mnemonic Strategies to Order Knowledge
(Language: English)
Pietro Delcorno, School of Languages, Cultures & Societies, University of Leeds / School of Literature, Language & Media, University of the Witwatersrand
Index terms: Lay Piety, Liturgy, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 733-bCombining Religious Knowledge and Collective Memory in the Modern Devout Collatio
(Language: English)
Pieter Boonstra, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Lay Piety, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 733-cCollective Imagery in the Middle Dutch Jhesus collacien (Jesus's Sermons)
(Language: English)
Thom Mertens, Ruusbroecgenootschap, Universiteit Antwerpen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch, Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching

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. This session will explore how a collective memory operates in the context of a sermon; how preacher and audience are bound in a shared system of thought. How did preachers connect both to worldly experience and religious knowledge available to the public, in order to communicate their own message?