IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 515: Materiality of Death, I

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Institut für Geschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Organiser:Romedio Schmitz-Esser, Abteilung für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Historisches Seminar, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Moderator/Chair:Thomas Kühtreiber, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, Universität Salzburg
Paper 515-aThe Crown of Conrad II: Re-Reading Funerary Objects in the Context of the 'Material Turn'
(Language: English)
Romedio Schmitz-Esser, Abteilung für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Historisches Seminar, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Romedio Schmitz-Esser, Abteilung für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Historisches Seminar, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - General, Epigraphy, Liturgy
Paper 515-bMateriality on the Death Bed
(Language: English)
Dominik Olariu, Kunstgeschichtliches Institut, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Dominik Olariu, Kunstgeschichtliches Institut, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - General, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Paper 515-cConcepts and Contexts of Deadly Winds in the Byzantine Literature
(Language: English)
Laura Borghetti, Historisches Seminar - Byzantinistik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Laura Borghetti, Historisches Seminar - Byzantinistik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Language and Literature - Greek, Learning (The Classical Inheritance), Mentalities
Abstract

Using an interdisciplinary approach, these three sessions discuss the relationship between material culture and death, currently intensely debated in archaeology, medieval history, and literary studies. Inviting junior as well as senior researchers, the sessions aim at opening up perspectives on the topic across cultural, religious, and geographic borders, which remain overemphasised in current research. This particular session combines a historian’s view on funerary objects, an art historian’s glimpse of the medieval death bed, and the issue of deadly winds in Byzantine literature.