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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1738: Concepts and Foundations in the Practice of History, III

Thursday 6 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for Research in Historiography & Historical Culture, Aberystwyth University
Organiser:Antoni Grabowski, Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
Moderator/Chair:Björn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Paper 1738-a'Sola pietas me compulit ista narrare': Orderic Vitalis on the Wreck of the White Ship
(Language: English)
Harriet Strahl, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1738-bChronicler, Monks, and Patrons: Matthew Paris and the Liber additamentorum
(Language: English)
Bethany Summerfield, Department of Philosophy, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Comparative
Paper 1738-cTransplanting the Saints and Adapting Their History: The Cults of St Florian and St Giles in 11th- to 13th-Century Poland
(Language: English)
Milosz Sosnowski, Institute of History, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval

While the first session in this strand explored fundamental questions about the practice of history, this and the previous one relate these to the concrete practical challenges posed by networks of correspondents, recipients, and informants. Fashioning a past emerges as both a collaborative enterprise and one that transcends regnal and even institutional boundaries.