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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1036: Material Culture and Materialities, I: Symbols of Power and Legitimation

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Daniel Brown, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Stefanie Schild, Independent Scholar, Hilden
Moderator/Chair:Daniel Brown, Historisches Institut, Universität zu Köln
Paper 1036-a'For whom the bell tolls': The Role of Objects in 12th-Century Origin Legends
(Language: English)
Kiri Kolt, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Gender Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Social History
Paper 1036-bPower and Identity Symbols on the Medieval Border of the Crown of Aragon
(Language: English)
Mariano Cecilia Espinosa, Departamento de Historia del Arte, Universidad de Murcia
Gemma Ruiz Ángel, Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro Orihuela, Alicante
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Art History - General, Local History

Materialities can be widely perceived as buildings, objects, artefacts, matter or material culture and can tell us about the relationship of people and their things. So it is no surprise that this topic can be found in various disciplines. The papers in this session seek to highlight how different materialities were used by royal authorities and communities as symbols of power and legitimation, especially when their legitimacy was contested.