IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1330: 20th-Century Agendas in the Study of Medieval Religion and Inter-Religious Contacts: Race, Nation, Confession

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:'New Religious Histories' Network / 'Religious Minorities in the North' Book Series
Organiser:Cordelia Hess, Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs Universitet
Moderator/Chair:Cordelia Hess, Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs Universitet
Paper 1330-aA Lachrymose History: The Christianization of Greenland and Sápmi in 20th-Century Scholarship
(Language: English)
Cordelia Hess, Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs Universitet
Cordelia Hess, Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs Universitet
Cordelia Hess, Institutionen för historiska studier, Göteborgs Universitet
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Religious Life
Paper 1330-bAn 'Untilled Field' or a 'Barren Terrain'?: Researching the Portrayal of and Understanding about Jews in Medieval Denmark and Sweden
(Language: English)
Jonathan Adams, Department of Scandinavian Languages, Uppsala Universitet
Jonathan Adams, Department of Scandinavian Languages, Uppsala Universitet
Jonathan Adams, Department of Scandinavian Languages, Uppsala Universitet
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Religious Life
Paper 1330-cRune Houses, Runic Gymnastics, and Divination: 20th-Century Runic Esotericism and Its Religious Connotations
(Language: English)
Andrea Freund, Institute for Northern Studies, University of the Highlands & Islands, Kirkwall
Andrea Freund, Institute for Northern Studies, University of the Highlands & Islands, Kirkwall
Andrea Freund, Institute for Northern Studies, University of the Highlands & Islands, Kirkwall
Index terms: Epigraphy, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1330-dTainted Roots: Framing and Re-Framing the Old Norse World
(Language: English)
Mahel Hamroun, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Mahel Hamroun, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Mahel Hamroun, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Teaching the Middle Ages
Abstract

During the last few years, sessions at IMC have discussed the fragmentation and often problematic heritage of modern historiographies dealing with medieval religion and religious contacts, which often still transport national, racial, confessional or other identity-driven trajectories. Our session will offer case studies and a response drawing such agendas out into the open, continuing this discussion.