TitleDeploying the Dead, II: Problems of Burial, Disturbance, and Authenticity
Date/TimeThursday 6 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
SponsorHERA Project 'Deploying the Dead: Artefacts & Human Bodies in Socio-Cultural Transformations'
OrganiserPhilip Schwyzer , Department of English, University of Exeter
Moderator/ChairPatricia Murrieta-Flores, Digital Humanities Hub, Lancaster University
Paper 1604-a Malory's Shipping News: Watery Graves with a Difference
(Language: English)
Andrew James Johnston, Institut für Englische Philologie, Freie Universität Berlin
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Language and Literature - French or Occitan; Language and Literature - Middle English
Paper 1604-b With Clean Hands and Hearts: Physical Examinations of the Sacred Dead in Medieval England
(Language: English)
Ruth Nugent, Department of Archaeology, Classics & Egyptology, University of Liverpool
Index Terms: Archaeology - General; Mentalities; Monasticism; Science
Paper 1604-c Bones Real and Bones Imagined: Problems of Authenticity in Accounts of Medieval Relics and 21st-Century Excavations
(Language: English)
Miriam Edlich-Muth, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Archaeology - Sites; Hagiography
AbstractThe interdisciplinary 'Deploying the Dead' project examines encounters with human remains and funerary artefacts in England and Central Europe in order to shed light on their cultural uses and social agency. This second session will explore problematic interments and disturbances of the dead in Arthurian romance, reliquaries, and reopened graves.