IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1515: Material Presence, Power, and Pain: Bodies in Transition

Thursday 4 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Historisches Seminar, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
Organisers:Stephan Bruhn, Historisches Seminar/Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
Bianca Frohne, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Universität Bremen
Moderator/Chair:Catrien Santing, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Paper 1515-aThe Materialisation of Relatives in High Medieval Frankish Nobility: From Written Words to Graphic Representation
(Language: English)
Janina Lillge, Historisches Seminar, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
Janina Lillge, Historisches Seminar, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Historiography - Medieval, Social History
Paper 1515-bTranscending Boundaries: Pain as Material Presence in Early Medieval Hagiography
(Language: English)
Bianca Frohne, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Universität Bremen
Bianca Frohne, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaft, Universität Bremen
Index terms: Hagiography, Medicine, Mentalities
Paper 1515-cDie Another Day?: The Ruler's Body in Situations of Conquest - Anglo-Norman and Late Byzantine Literature in Comparison
(Language: English)
Rike Szill, Historisches Seminar - Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
Rike Szill, Historisches Seminar - Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
Stephan Bruhn, Historisches Seminar/Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
Stephan Bruhn, Historisches Seminar/Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Rhetoric
Abstract

The session focuses, in a comparative perspective, on texts and cultural practices that call attention specifically to the materiality of the human body in a moment of transition. It brings together doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from Kiel University who are interested in the question of how corporeality can become a central focus within the source material they study. Each paper examines specific instances of such a materialisation, and asks what purpose they serve with regard to memorial practices, power relations, and the symbolism of suffering, death, restoration and regeneration. The session is co-organised by Bianca Frohne and Stephan Bruhn.