IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1033: Bridging Borders, I: Reaching out to Angels and Saints

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC) / Exzellenzcluster 'Understanding Written Artefacts', Universität Hamburg
Organiser:Andreas Janke, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Moderator/Chair:Andreas Janke, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Paper 1033-aCrossing the Border between the Terrestrial and the Celestial World: On the Idea of Angelic Singing and Its Relation to Earthly Music
(Language: English)
Janine Droese, Exzellenzcluster 'Understanding Written Artefacts' Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Music
Paper 1033-bLinking Heavenly and Human Realms: Angels in Hebrew Manuscripts of Magic
(Language: English)
Michael Kohs, Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1033-cWhere Saints Meet Human Beings: The Role of the Kidān ('Pact') in Hagiographic Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Antonella Brita, Sonderforschungsbereich 950 'Manuskriptkulturen in Asien, Afrika und Europa', Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Hagiography, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

The Cluster of Excellence ‘Understanding Written Artefacts’ follows a comparative approach to studying how the production of written artefacts has shaped human societies and cultures, and how these in turn have adapted written artefacts to their needs. This session focuses on the invisible border between humankind and angels or saints. Through practices such as singing, performing magic, and closing a pact this border could be overcome in order to communicate and interact across these different spheres.