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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 230: The Practice of History: Networks and Connections, c. 950-1300, II

Monday 3 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for Research in Historiography & Historical Culture, Aberystwyth University
Organiser:Björn Weiler, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Moderator/Chair:Sarah Greer, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Paper 230-aInvisible Narrative or Only Visible Material?: On the Historical Construction of Political Self-Understanding in Word, Social Space, and Image Based on the German Reich Chancellor Rainald of Dassel
(Language: English)
Jan Lemmer, Historisches Institut, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Index terms: Administration, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 230-bLetters and the Forging of Political Connections in the Cronica Sicilie, c. 1347
(Language: English)
Susannah Bain, Faculty of History University of Oxford
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy

These sessions considers accounts of the past as the result of a sequence of cultural and social practices. What did collating info about the past mean in practice? How was it done? What models were available? How was information acquired, collected, processed (etc. pp.)? How did one get information? What were the cultural parameters within which an author moved (training, e.g., education, etc.)? What was the impact of broader cultural/economic/religious/social changes?