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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1715: Initiatory Journeys and Heuristic Traversals (and Backwards) From Antiquity to the Middle Ages, III: The Reception of Borders as Crossed Spaces

Thursday 9 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Naïs Virenque, Centre d'Études Supérieures de la Renaissance, Université François Rabelais, Tours
Moderator/Chair:Antoine Paris, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris / Université de Montréal, Québec
Paper 1715-aLes instruments à l'épreuve des frontières: l'exemple des percussions antiques?
(Language: Français)
Arnaud Saura-Ziegelmeyer, Patrimoine Littérature Histoire Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Music, Performance Arts - General
Paper 1715-bRepresenting Civilisation's Margins: Early Modern Cityscapes
(Language: English)
Guita Lamsechi, Centre for Reformation & Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Art History - General, Geography and Settlement Studies, Mentalities
Paper 1715-cPassing through Time: A Superhero in King Arthur's Court
(Language: English)
Pierre-Alexis Delhaye, De Visu De Scripto Université Polytechnique des Hauts-de-France
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Mentalities, Politics and Diplomacy

What does crossing a border mean? Our session will address medieval borders through the imaginary issues of the traversal as a transformative process, and assign importance to the Ancient heritage. Is the one who crosses changed by passing through a border and backwards? How is each side of the border also transformed by one's outward and return journey? By keeping in mind that crossing borders is not necessarily a unilateral traversal, and taking into account any type of border (between two countries or spaces, but also between life and death, materiality and imaginality, sacred and profane, etc.), we will wonder to what extent crossing borders can become an initiatory journey and/or a heuristic traversal, able to change representations and to reveal the teeming reality of world and imagination.