IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 237: Setting the Record: Constructing Power through Materiality and Memorialisation in the Middle Ages

Monday 1 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Daniel Oliver, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:Stuart Airlie, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Paper 237-aMateriality and Memory: The Tomb of Richard II and Creating an Afterlife
(Language: English)
Daniel Oliver, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Daniel Oliver, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Daniel Oliver, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Lay Piety, Political Thought
Paper 237-bThe Representation of Tombs in the Works by Gregory of Tours
(Language: English)
Jessica Renee Leeper, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Jessica Renee Leeper, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Jessica Renee Leeper, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Monasticism
Paper 237-cFictive Motherhood: The Tomb of Anne of Bohemia
(Language: English)
Alison Basil, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Alison Basil, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Alison Basil, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Lay Piety, Sexuality, Women's Studies
Abstract

This session will seek to explore how the construction of tangible physical monuments in the Middle Ages was linked to the creation of an intangible afterlife – the reputation, image, and power that the deceased left behind. Papers will examine why and how individuals in the Middle Ages used these monuments to shape their memory and how they continued to be relevant to the afterlife long after the person had died. Areas in which tombs were influential in creating perceptions which will be examined in this panel include motherhood, autonomy, kingship, and sanctity.