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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1549: Rome in the Early Middle Ages, I

Thursday 4 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Gregor Kalas, College of Architecture & Design, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
John Osborne, School for Studies in Art & Culture, Carleton University, Ontario
Moderator/Chair:Gregor Kalas, College of Architecture & Design, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Paper 1549-a'Bring out yer dead': Public Funerary Rituals in Early Medieval Rome
(Language: English)
Jacob Latham, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Liturgy, Religious Life
Paper 1549-bEarly Medieval Epitomes of the Liber Pontificalis and Their Implications
(Language: English)
Rosamond McKitterick, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Politics and Diplomacy, Religious Life
Paper 1549-cThe 'Greek' Popes: Formation, Characteristics, and Self-Representation of a Bilingual Elite in Early Medieval Rome
(Language: English)
Giandomenico Ferrazza, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Demography, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life

In recent decades there has been a resurgence of interest in early medieval Rome, driven in part by new archaeology and the opening of the Crypta Balbi museum, and also by the revived interest in texts such as the Liber Pontificalis, and in part by projects such as 'La Pittura Medievale a Roma'. New research on Greek-speaking monastic communities and the influx of migrants into Rome after the turn of the 7th century has nuanced our picture of the city's culture. This group of three sessions will bring together an interdisciplinary group of international scholars to present their most recent research on the city, including a number engaged specifically with 'material culture'.