IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1023: Going beyond Borders: Dimensions of a Medieval Concept - Perception of Borders from the Ottonian to Staufian Era, I

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Maria-Elena Kammerlander, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte II, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Lisa Klocke, Lehrstuhl für die Geschichte des Frühmittelalters, Ruhr-Universität Bochum / _Regesta Imperii_, Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz
Moderator/Chair:Lisa Klocke, Lehrstuhl für die Geschichte des Frühmittelalters, Ruhr-Universität Bochum / _Regesta Imperii_, Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz
Paper 1023-aMedieval Border Concepts and the Knowledge of Space
(Language: English)
Maria-Elena Kammerlander, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte II, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Science
Paper 1023-bThe Last Border in Life: Episcopal Death in Ottonian Times
(Language: English)
Matthias Weber, Lehrstuhl für die Geschichte des Frühmittelalters, Ruhr-Universität Bochum / _Regesta Imperii_, Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities, Political Thought
Paper 1023-cNo (Important) Borders?: The Burden and Overcoming of Language Barriers within the Ottonian and Salian Reich
(Language: English)
Dirk Jäckel, Lehrstuhl für die Geschichte des Frühmittelalters, Ruhr-Universität Bochum / _Regesta Imperii_, Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, Mainz
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought, Science
Paper 1023-dBorders within the Reich: Some Thoughts about Provinciae
(Language: English)
Gerhard Lubich, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Index terms: Administration, Historiography - Medieval, Political Thought
Abstract

This session discusses contemporary dimensions of border concepts in the Middle Ages. The cultural turn brought medieval perceptions of space into the focus of research. The papers break away from anachronisms and search in the written tradition for contemporary dimensions of border concepts. Spaces of power and their boundaries, how these were reconsidered and even exceeded, furthermore death as the boundary between life on earth and beyond, are the topics of the speakers and invite to discussion.