Session Title

Huizinga's Waning of the Middle Ages (First Published in 1919) and Its Impact on Cultural History of the Middle Ages (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Centrum voor Religie en Erfgoed, Rijksuniv. Groningen

Organizer Name

Mathilde van Dijk

Organizer Affiliation

Rijksuniv. Groningen

Presider Name

Mathilde van Dijk

Paper Title 1

Panelist

Presenter 1 Name

Brian Patrick McGuire

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Paper Title 2

Panelist

Presenter 2 Name

Barbara Zimbalist

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Harvard Divinity School/Univ. of Texas-El Paso

Paper Title 3

Panelist

Presenter 3 Name

Alexa K. Sand

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Utah State Univ.

Paper Title 4

Panelist

Presenter 4 Name

John Van Engen

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Notre Dame

Start Date

9-5-2019 10:00 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 106

Description

In 1919, the Dutch historian Johan Huizinga published his Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen, later to be translated into English in 1924, under the title of Waning of the Middle Ages, and into several other languages, including German, Finnish and Russian. Today, it is still in print.

Few historical books have had such an impact on the field of medieval studies. Therefore, there is every reason to commemorate it’s hundredth anniversary. In the round table, I would like prominent scholars in the field to assess Huizinga’s contribution to the cultural history of the Middle Ages and to discuss the value of his approach and findings today. How did he change medieval history? In how far is it still valuable and if yes, how? How does the Waning connect to present day approaches in various fields, such as the history of emotions, church history, gender studies, art history? Mathilde van Dijk

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May 9th, 10:00 AM

Huizinga's Waning of the Middle Ages (First Published in 1919) and Its Impact on Cultural History of the Middle Ages (A Roundtable)

Bernhard 106

In 1919, the Dutch historian Johan Huizinga published his Herfsttij der Middeleeuwen, later to be translated into English in 1924, under the title of Waning of the Middle Ages, and into several other languages, including German, Finnish and Russian. Today, it is still in print.

Few historical books have had such an impact on the field of medieval studies. Therefore, there is every reason to commemorate it’s hundredth anniversary. In the round table, I would like prominent scholars in the field to assess Huizinga’s contribution to the cultural history of the Middle Ages and to discuss the value of his approach and findings today. How did he change medieval history? In how far is it still valuable and if yes, how? How does the Waning connect to present day approaches in various fields, such as the history of emotions, church history, gender studies, art history? Mathilde van Dijk