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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 719: Re-Using Material, I: Making Due with Strange Materials

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:International Society for Cultural History (ISCH)
Organiser:Cathleen Sarti, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Moderator/Chair:Cathleen Sarti, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Paper 719-aThe Medieval Re-Use of Ancient Roman Spolia in Transylvania and Its Layers of Meaning
(Language: English)
Ecaterina Gabriela Lung, Facultatea de Istorie, Universitatea din Bucureşti
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Architecture - Religious, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 719-bReusing the Past and Reinventing the City of Rome in the Jubilee of 1300
(Language: English)
Jasmin Lukkari, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture & Art Studies, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Architecture - General, Ecclesiastical History, Economics - Urban
Paper 719-cIron, Wood, and Flesh: Re-Using Material in the Surgery of the Later Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Judith Mengler, Forschungsschwerpunkt Historische Kulturwissenschaften, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Index terms: Daily Life, Medicine, Military History

Materials can be nearly everlasting, even though they long lost their usefulness for a society. This panels discusses the re-use of old materials, left over from older societies, and the new use of raw materials in different contexts. In particular, the cultural historical perspective of interpreting and giving meaning is used in this approach to materials from the past.