IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 744: Cultural Memory in Late Antiquity, III: Creation of Memory in Western Successor Kingdoms

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Richard Flower, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Exeter
Robin Whelan, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Mark Humphries, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Research (MEMO), Swansea University
Paper 744-aApocalypse Avoided: Historiographical Rehabilitation from Gregory the Great to Paul the Deacon
(Language: English)
Shane Bjornlie, Department of History, Princeton University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Medieval, Rhetoric
Paper 744-bExpeditio Gallicana: The Frankish-Gothic War in 507/508 and the Variae of Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator
(Language: English)
Christian Stadermann, Historisches Seminar - Alte Geschichte, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Rhetoric
Paper 744-cCultural Memory in the Gothic Migration
(Language: English)
Viola Gheller, Istituto Italiano per la Storia Antica, Università degli Studi di Trento
Index terms: Anthropology, Rhetoric

Problems of cultural memory have been central to historiography on the makeup of barbarian groups in late antiquity and the creation of new kingdoms in the post-imperial West. These three papers consider the development of Gothic and Lombard pasts from the 4th to the 8th centuries, tackling how, when, and why the collective identities of ethnic groups and kingdoms took particular forms.