Session103
TitleRelics at the Interface between Textuality and Materiality, c. 400-c. 1200, I: Writing the Relic
Date/TimeMonday 3 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorNWO-VIDI Project: Mind over Matter - Debates about Relics as Sacred Objects, c. 350-c. 1150
 
OrganiserElisa Pallottini, Institut de recherche Religions, spiritualités, cultures, sociétés, Université Catholique de Louvain / Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Janneke Raaijmakers, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
Julia M. H. Smith, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
 
Moderator/ChairMayke de Jong, Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Utrecht
 
Paper 103-a Hidden, but Present: The Deposition of Relics and Their Labels in the Early Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Eva Ferro, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basel
Kirsten Wallenwein, Lateinische Philologie des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit, Historischen Seminar / Sonderforschungsbereich 933 'Material Text Cultures', Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 103-b Keeping Track of Relics: Lists and Their Liabilities
(Language: English)
Julia M. H. Smith, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Archaeology - Artefacts; Archives and Sources
Paper 103-c Lithic Holy Relics of Medieval Rome, as Found in Pilgrim Guides and Indulgentiae Texts
(Language: English)
Grahame Mackenzie, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Index Terms: Archives and Sources; Hagiography; Lay Piety; Local History
 
AbstractThis panel focusses on the moments of production, conditions of use, reception and interactions of different kinds of written tokens that were used to identify the relics and to keep textual record of the presence of relics in cult sites (writings such as labels, lists, inventories and texts used by faithfuls), with the aim to explore how these writings, through both their material and textual dimension, participated in the construction and in the practices of the relics' cult, and how they interacted with the materiality of the relics themselves.