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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 812: Using and Not Using the Past in the Transformation of the Carolingian World, IV: Negotiating Memory

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:HERA Project 'After Empire: Using & Not Using the Past in the Crisis of the Carolingian World' / Transformation of the Carolingian World Network
Organiser:Alice Hicklin, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Moderator/Chair:Eric J. Goldberg, Department of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Paper 812-aLiturgy as Carrier of the Local Past in the Long 10th Century
(Language: English)
Lenneke Van Raaij, Department of History, University of Exeter
Index terms: Liturgy, Local History
Paper 812-b'The Tale of One-Ox' and the Appropriation of the Mythical Past in 11th-Century Francia
(Language: English)
Charles West, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Administration, Mentalities, Social History
Paper 812-c'Ever since, battles, slander and plunder have pervaded the realm': Louis II of Italy's Death and Afterlife
(Language: English)
Clemens Gantner, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities, Political Thought

The final session in our strand considers the varied, powerful and sometimes imaginative ways and means through which diverse agencies from the later 9th century onwards constructed, manipulated and explored memories of their pasts. Considering West Francia, Italy and the Ottonian heartland, each paper traces concepts of history in very different texts to explore how written culture might be deployed as the receptacle for past knowledge.