IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 836: Time in Medieval Europe, II: The Continental Perspective - Remembering the Future, 11th and 12th Centuries

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Miriam Czock, Historisches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Amalie Fößel, Historisches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Moderator/Chair:Amalie Fößel, Historisches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Paper 836-aFuture Deaths and Present Occupations in Hélinand of Froidmont's Work
(Language: English)
Anja B. Rathmann-Lutz, Departement Geschichte, Universität Basel
Index terms: Mentalities, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 836-bAscertaining Uncertainty?: Concepts of Mutability in the 12th Century
(Language: English)
David Passig, Historisches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities
Paper 836-cNo Time like the Present of the Past to Face the Future: Rupert of Deutz's Explanation of the Liturgy
(Language: English)
Miriam Czock, Historisches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Liturgy, Mentalities
Abstract

The 11th and 12th centuries were long regarded as a formative phase in which many modern phenomena have their roots. This paradigm has also been applied to the exploration of 11th and 12th century concepts of history and time declaring it to be a period in which a concept of linear time took root. It was thus emphasised that time was understood as a sequence of past, present, and future and history was understood to be constructed as memory. This session proposes to look at time in another fashion: rather than looking at the past as something gone that is only linked by memory to the present, it will explore the intricate nature in which past and future were intertwined to structure time and make sense of the present.