Session1137
TitleInvesting in Memory: Civic Endowments, Material Culture, and Urban Communities, II
Date/TimeWednesday 4 July 2018: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorInstitut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung (IÖG), Universität Wien / Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Mittelalter und Frühneuzeit (IZMF), Universität Salzburg / Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ), Zagreb
 
OrganiserElisabeth Gruber, Institut für Realienkunde des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg
Judit Majorossy, Institut für Österreichische Geschichte, Universität Wien
 
Moderator/ChairAnu Mänd, Institute of History, Archaeology & Art History, Tallinn University
 
Paper 1137-a Practical Memory: Supporting Church Building Funds in West-Hungarian Towns
(Language: English)
Judit Majorossy, Institut für Österreichische Geschichte, Universität Wien
Index Terms: Daily Life; Ecclesiastical History; Religious Life; Social History
Paper 1137-b Ways to Heaven: Spousal Attitudes to Memory among the Elite Citizens of Late Medieval Dubrovnik (Ragusa)
(Language: English)
Zrinka Pešorda Vardić, Department of Medieval History, Croatian Institute of History, Zagreb
Index Terms: Daily Life; Ecclesiastical History; Religious Life; Social History
Paper 1137-c Commemorative Strategies in Medieval Moravian Wills from a Gender Perspective
(Language: English)
Michaela Antonín Malaníková, Department of History, Palacký University, Olomouc
Index Terms: Daily Life; Gender Studies; Religious Life; Social History
 
AbstractThis two-part session series aims at calling together scholars, historians, and art historians from several parts of Central Europe investigating Central, East-Central, and Southern European urban communities in order to offer a comparative and interdisciplinary picture for this region (which is less in the focus of such investigations in Western European scholarship) with regard to the characteristics and specificities of civic endowments as tools of preserving memory in urban context. The intention is to have a closer look on the various forms and functions of endowments and their material representation in religious or secular space. Within the framework of the session-string the following issues will be addressed: how did built space and structures affect the practice of donating? How can endowments be an important institutional nexus for a certain community in an urban setting? Which forms did endowments take and what did it mean in practical terms: for example, an individual donation/bequest for a specific secular purpose, or rather an institutionalized endowment for a general purpose in a religious context? How the practices of the several social groups (nobles, average burghers, members of the ruling (administrative) elite, widows or widower, and couples) correspond or differ in their character. Finally, how the different urban communities invested in their memory and parallel to that how their investments served the common good of the town (be it a small market town or a significant maritime merchant city) as a whole.