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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1213: Recognition across Borders, III: Instruments of Recognition

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval & Early Modern Studies / Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University, Victoria
Organiser:Christopher Ocker, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley / San Francisco Theological Seminary
Moderator/Chair:Constant J. Mews, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Paper 1213-aDrawing Lines between Friars and Priests in Late Medieval Germany: Documentary Instruments
(Language: English)
Christopher Ocker, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley / San Francisco Theological Seminary
Index terms: Canon Law, Charters and Diplomatics, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1213-bSaints and Relics on Two Sides of the Great Western Schism
(Language: English)
Marika Räsänen, Turku Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (TUCEMEMS), University of Turku
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1213-cAll the Pleasures King David Never Knew...: On Jewish Song Culture and the Art of In-Between
(Language: English)
Diana Matut, Oxford Centre for Hebrew & Jewish Studies Clarendon Institute Oxford
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Literacy and Orality, Music, Social History

Each session of the series combines specialists in different periods, places, sources, and/or groups. This one focusses on instruments of recognition, this session calls attention to the ways in which group-identity is informed by a middle ground, and not just the separation that groups may otherwise try to enact. It examines three distinct situations: clerical conflicts in late medieval German towns, the papal schism, and the Yiddish and Hebrew linguistic community at the end of the Middle Ages. The papers consider different instruments used to communicate traditions that were not only shared by partisans but also bridged the physical spaces separating parties: charters, saints and their relics, and songs and melodies.