IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1145: Material Culture in Towns of East Central Europe, I: Material Signs of Identity and Authority

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Jakub Sawicki, Institute of Archaeology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha
Moderator/Chair:Grischa Vercamer, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Paper 1145-aRemembering Rebellion: Urban Space and Collective Memory in Late Medieval Polish Cities, 14th-16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Piotr Okniński, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Piotr Okniński, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Piotr Okniński, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Index terms: Local History, Social History
Paper 1145-bBuilding Identity: Town Halls of Small Polish Towns as a Symbol, a Sign, and a Tool, 14th-16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Maciej Tomasz Radomski, Institute of Archaeology & Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Maciej Tomasz Radomski, Institute of Archaeology & Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Maciej Tomasz Radomski, Institute of Archaeology & Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Index terms: Local History, Mentalities, Social History
Abstract

Medieval towns seen as a spatial, legal, social and cultural phenomenon gave their inhabitants a distinctive and special place in society. In this session, we will explore how identity, community and authority were created and demonstrated in urban environment, through materiality – spaces, buildings and objects. Two processes, of building inner community and of manifesting it to the outside world, will be discussed together with the problem how struggle for power and autonomy shaped urban space and was preserved in it. Finally, we consider how material objects were used to show belonging to specific groups within urban society.