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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1310: New Perspectives on Networks of Work and Service in Late Medieval Cities

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Eva Cersovsky, Abteilung für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Universität zu Köln
Moderator/Chair:Andreas Lehnertz, Arye Maimon-Institut für Geschichte der Juden, Universität Trier
Paper 1310-aArtisans and Charitable Institutions in Later Medieval Strasbourg, 1400-1600
(Language: English)
Eva Cersovsky, Abteilung für Mittelalterliche Geschichte, Universität zu Köln
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 1310-aNetworks of Work and Chronicling in Late Medieval Metz: Personal Relationships behind the Chronicles of Jean Aubrion, Jacomin Husson, and Philippe de Vigneulles
(Language: English)
Hanna Schäfer, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte und Historische Hilfswissenschaften, Universität Trier
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Historiography - Medieval, Social History

In medieval cities, working relationships played an important role for creating connections between people. Apprenticeships, collaborations on specific products and objects, service relationships, or credit and business relations bound people of differing social backgrounds, ages, professions, and genders together in social networks of work, patronage and clientage. Scholars have long approached these local, regional, or international networks from a number of perspectives.
This session seeks to add to the existing body of research by exploring important agents, modes and institutions of networking. The three papers will focus (1) on charitable institutions as centres of work, service and networking for urban artisans during the 14th to 16th centuries as well as (2) on chronicles as objects within civic professional networks and the influence these social relationships had for the writing of chronicles.