IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1152: Anarchist Approaches to the Middle Ages, II: Rethinking What We Know Best - Religious Stories

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Anarchist Approaches to the Middle Ages (AAMA)
Organiser:Claire Taylor, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Stamatia Noutsou, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Paper 1152-aHegemony, Counterpower, and 'Heresy': The 'T'ondrakian Movement' from an Anarchist Perspective
(Language: English)
Nicholas Matheou, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Religious Life
Paper 1152-bThe Saint and the Barbarians: Narratives of Civilisational Progress in 12th-Century Hagiography
(Language: English)
Huw Jones, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Religious Life
Paper 1152-cNeighbours and Heretics: Evidence for Counterpower in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Ian Forrest, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Religious Life
Abstract

The second session in a strand sponsored by the Anarchist Approaches to the Middle Ages group. Following a successful round table discussion on this theme at IMC 2019, attended by an international group of medievalists from all career stages, this strand is an experiment in ‘rethinking what we know best’ (i.e. our specialisms in Medieval Studies) using anarchist ideas and approaches. The second session focuses on the ways in which we construct and read religious categories, principally heresy and sanctity, using anarchist ideas of counterpower and the anthropology of James Scott.