TitleIntellectual Networks in the Early and High Middle Ages
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
SponsorForschungsportal zum englischen Mittelalter, den Britischen Inseln und Irland (FEMBI), Universität zu Köln
OrganiserDaniel Brown, Independent Scholar, Viersen
Stefanie Schild, Independent Scholar, Hilden
Moderator/ChairKarl Christian Alvestad, Institutt for kultur, religion og samfunnsfag, Fakultet for humaniora, idretts- og utdanningsvitskap, Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge, Notodden
Paper 1507-a A Distinctive Poetic Pastime: Versus recurrentes in the Circle of John Scottus Eriugena
(Language: English)
Mark Saltveit, Independent Scholar, Vermont
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Latin; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Mentalities
Paper 1507-b New Wine in Old Wineskins?: Applying the Method of Constellation Analysis to Intellectual Networks in Early Scholasticism
(Language: English)
Jonas Narchi, Forschungsstelle 'Klöster im Hochmittelalter', Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften
Index Terms: Mentalities; Philosophy; Science
Paper 1507-c Understanding Intellectual Connections in Norman Sicily: A Network from Fragments?
(Language: English)
Philippa Byrne, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Comparative; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Mentalities
AbstractThe idea of networks is not an invention of modern times. They can already be found in the past, while their nature has remained mostly unchanged across history: They are often defined as permanent, mostly informal relationship structures between individuals and groups. Their analysis refers to different social dimensions such as personal contacts, socially normalised practices, and transnational exchange. In this session we propose to look at intellectual networks in the early and high Middle Ages and explore them from different angles. The study of intellectual networks in the early and high Middle Ages can broaden our understanding of cross-border knowledge exchange and cultural connection and influences.