IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 731: Materialities at Birkbeck, II: Materialities and Temporalities - Interrogating the Medieval/Early Modern Divide

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Organiser:Matthew Champion, School of History, Queen Mary, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Allison Stielau, Department of History of Art, University College London
Paper 731-aBrazen Re-Readings of Time and Matter: Erasmus in Medieval Averbode
(Language: English)
Matthew Champion, School of History, Queen Mary, University of London
Matthew Champion, School of History, Queen Mary, University of London
Matthew Champion, School of History, Queen Mary, University of London
Index terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Mentalities, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 731-bConflicted Temporalities: Medieval Objects as Forensic Evidence in Early Modern England
(Language: English)
Lloyd de Beer, British Museum, London
Lloyd de Beer, British Museum, London
Lloyd de Beer, British Museum, London
Index terms: Art History - General, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 731-cPaper Pasts?: Lutherans, Time, and Memory
(Language: English)
Kat Hill, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Kat Hill, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Kat Hill, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Index terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Printing History, Religious Life
Abstract

The Reformation and Renaissance are often positioned as ushering in new attitudes to matter and to time, attitudes tied to narratives of increasing historical horizons and theories of disenchantment. By placing medieval historians in dialogue with early modernists, this panel asks: is there something about relations between matter and time which marks off the medieval from the early modern? Or are our answers to this question another way of making the medieval (not) matter?