IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 832: Memory and Hospitals, II: Archives, Written Records, Iconographic Evidences

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Alle origini del welfare (XIII-XVI secolo), PRIN 2015 / New Communities of Interpretation, ISCH COST Action IS1301
Organiser:Thomas Frank, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi di Pavia
Moderator/Chair:Marina Gazzini, Dipartimento di Discipline Umanistiche, Sociali e delle Imprese Culturali, Università degli Studi di Parma
Paper 832-aMemory and Images: Iconographic Sources for the Study of Hospital Architecture in the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Antoni Conejo da Pena, Departament d'Història de l'Art, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General, Art History - General, Heraldry
Paper 832-bNotaries and Hospital Memory in Barcelona and Naples
(Language: English)
Salvatore Marino, Istituto di Studi sulle Società del Mediterraneo, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Napoli
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Social History
Paper 832-cThe Institutional Memory of a Hospital and Confraternity: The Archives of Santa Maria dei Battuti in Treviso, Italy
(Language: English)
Thomas Frank, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi di Pavia
Index terms: Lay Piety, Social History

In the Middle Ages hospitals had a remarkable and complex role: places of care, religious practice, and social interaction. Hospitals were at the heart of public and ecclesiastical policies; they were also a strong attraction pole for human and economic resources capable of forging the physiognomy of cities and territories. As ‘monuments/documents’ of the society that produced them, hospitals will be at the centre of two linked sessions discussing biographies, policies, and ideologies of charity on the one hand, and archives, written records, iconographic sources on the other. This session, in particular, is composed of three papers focusing on Southern and Northern Italy (Naples and Treviso) and Barcelona (Catalonia), which will analyse from different perspectives – history of documents and history of art – the processes of sedimentation of a hospital’s institutional memory.