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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 848: The Belliphonic, II: War of Sounds

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:DFG Projekt 'Der laute Krieg und die Laute des Krieges: Belliphonie im Mittelalter'
Organiser:Martin Clauss, Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Technische Universität Chemnitz
Moderator/Chair:Martin Clauss, Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Technische Universität Chemnitz
Paper 848-aThe Sound of Silence: The Belliphonic in Medieval Miniatures
(Language: English)
Monja Katja Schünemann, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut Freie Universität Berlin
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Military History
Paper 848-bNarrating Sound: The Belliphonic in Medieval Literature
(Language: English)
Gesine Mierke, Institut für Germanistik, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Index terms: Language and Literature - German, Military History
Paper 848-cPreaching Sound: The Belliphonic in Medieval Sermons
(Language: English)
Pauline Pötzsch, Institut für Europäische Studien und Geschichtswissenschaften, Technische Universität Chemnitz
Index terms: Military History, Sermons and Preaching

Anyone who wants to understand how wars were planned, waged, perceived and portrayed must 'listen' to them: the noise of weapons, screams, speeches, music and signal sounds - in short: the belliphonic - created and structured social spaces and narrations. Historical research has recently been increasingly concerned with the sound spheres of the Middle Ages. So far, however, the war has remained almost entirely unnoticed. The section is the second in a series of two. Both address the question what can be learned about the belliphonic by looking at a variety of sources. Section two focuses on pictures, literary texts, and sermons. Thus the session brings new aspects to the fields of military and sound history.