Session Title

Memory: Public Display and Material Evidences II

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Centre d'études supérieures de civilisation médiévale (CESCM)

Organizer Name

Vincent Debiais

Organizer Affiliation

CRH-AHLoMA (EHESS/CNRS), Paris

Presider Name

Valerie M. Wilhite

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of the Virgin Islands

Paper Title 1

Commemorating Queenship through Object Foundation and Circulation

Presenter 1 Name

Tracy Chapman Hamilton

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Virginia Commonwealth Univ.

Paper Title 2

Remembering Not to Forget: Wisdom and the Performance of Memory

Presenter 2 Name

Ann Hubert

Presenter 2 Affiliation

St. Lawrence Univ.

Paper Title 3

Do This in Memory of Me: Eucharist and the Experience of Eschatological Wholeness

Presenter 3 Name

Nevena Dimitrova

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. Karlova v Praze

Paper Title 4

Public and Family Memories in a Community Written Monument : The Municipal Cartulary of Libourne

Presenter 4 Name

Nathalie Crouzier-Roland

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. Bordeaux Montaigne

Start Date

13-5-2018 10:30 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 208

Description

The two sessions cosponsored by the IMS-Paris and the CESCM-Poitiers aim to explore how medieval men and women used material devices, artefacts, and inscriptions to stage the memory of people and facts in public spaces.

In the perspective of Oexle’s seminal work, participants are invited to elaborate on the meaning and shape of public monuments erected for individual or institutional commemorations, and on the effect of such devices in the collective construction of past. Commemorative inscriptions, statues, fountains, columns translate memory into material signs, footprints of the past in medieval landscapes. In the other hand, public ceremonies, processions and liturgical celebrations need provisional constructions and displays to perform the public and demonstrative side of memory. Thus, the sessions would like to explore how daily practices an d permanent installations of commemoration give shape to medieval understanding of time and space.

In order to go beyond the state of art, and to nuance the boundaries between private and public spaces, religious and political ceremonies, individual and collective memory, these sessions aim to gather specialists from different disciplines: history, art history, epigraphy, literature, liturgy, musicology… At the crossroad of visual studies and social history, the sessions would like to echo the new research trends on the complex notion of “memory” by articulating within a single approach historical facts and the material way they have been understood and commemorated by medieval groups and individuals.

Vincent Debiais

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May 13th, 10:30 AM

Memory: Public Display and Material Evidences II

Bernhard 208

The two sessions cosponsored by the IMS-Paris and the CESCM-Poitiers aim to explore how medieval men and women used material devices, artefacts, and inscriptions to stage the memory of people and facts in public spaces.

In the perspective of Oexle’s seminal work, participants are invited to elaborate on the meaning and shape of public monuments erected for individual or institutional commemorations, and on the effect of such devices in the collective construction of past. Commemorative inscriptions, statues, fountains, columns translate memory into material signs, footprints of the past in medieval landscapes. In the other hand, public ceremonies, processions and liturgical celebrations need provisional constructions and displays to perform the public and demonstrative side of memory. Thus, the sessions would like to explore how daily practices an d permanent installations of commemoration give shape to medieval understanding of time and space.

In order to go beyond the state of art, and to nuance the boundaries between private and public spaces, religious and political ceremonies, individual and collective memory, these sessions aim to gather specialists from different disciplines: history, art history, epigraphy, literature, liturgy, musicology… At the crossroad of visual studies and social history, the sessions would like to echo the new research trends on the complex notion of “memory” by articulating within a single approach historical facts and the material way they have been understood and commemorated by medieval groups and individuals.

Vincent Debiais