IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1510: Medieval Knowledge Cultures: Intellectual Boundaries and Conceptual Borders

Thursday 9 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol / Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaften, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Organisers:Anke Holdenried, Department of History, University of Bristol
Manuel Kamenzin, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Moderator/Chair:Anke Holdenried, Department of History, University of Bristol
Paper 1510-aThe City of Magic and Science: The Representation of Toledo in Latin Christian Texts from the 12th Century Onwards
(Language: English)
Frederike Pfister, Historisches Institut Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Index terms: Mentalities, Science
Paper 1510-bWith Spheres and Astrolables: The Discovery of Nature in High Medieval Regensburg
(Language: English)
Michael Schonhardt, Historisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Mentalities, Science
Paper 1510-c'As it was written down in old book?': The Long Life of Prophecies from the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Manuel Kamenzin, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities
Paper 1510-dThe Danger of Possibility: Latin Scholastics at the Borders of Science, Religion, and Truth
(Language: English)
Ann Giletti, Faculty of Theology & Religion, University of Oxford
Abstract

This multidisciplinary session explores medieval concepts of ‘truth’, ‘science’, and ‘magic’ and their evolving conceptual boundaries not just in relation to each other but also in relation to other fields. It inquires in particular into the concerns and methods of authors working in the 12th and 13th centuries to capture the extent to which it is appropriate to uphold the modern scholarly concept of the year 1200 as a ‘watershed’ in European intellectual and cultural history.