Session341
TitleThe Use and Abuse of the Middle Ages in the Modern World, II: Memorialization and Reinvention
Date/TimeMonday 6 July 2015: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorCARMEN: Worldwide Medieval Network
 
OrganiserKarl Christian Alvestad, Institutt for kultur, religion og samfunnsfag, Fakultet for humaniora, idretts- og utdanningsvitskap, Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge, Notodden
Katherine Weikert, School of History & Archaeology, University of Winchester
 
Moderator/ChairFelicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität in Hagen
 
Paper 341-a Mounds of the Past, Monuments of the Present
(Language: English)
Karl Christian Alvestad, Institutt for kultur, religion og samfunnsfag, Fakultet for humaniora, idretts- og utdanningsvitskap, Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge, Notodden
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Medievalism and Antiquarianism; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 341-b From Heretic to Hero: The Troubled Memorialization of Fra Dolcino and the Order of Apostles
(Language: English)
Jerry B. Pierce, Division of Arts & Humanities, Pennsylvania State University, Hazleton
Index Terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship; Medievalism and Antiquarianism; Religious Life
 
AbstractThis session, the second of four considering the use or abuse of the Middle Ages in the modern world, considers memorialization and reinvention as a part of using or understanding the medieval past in the modern world and contemporary present. Papers explore how monuments, memorials, and individuals can be maintained, reinvented or appropriated for various uses within the realms of both political and social agendas. Ultimately the papers will seek to understand the modern reinvention of the medieval as a part of a political memory or agenda.