Session545
TitleRemembering Travels, Travelling in Memories, I
Date/TimeTuesday 3 July 2018: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserJana Valtrová, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova Univerzita, Brno
 
Moderator/ChairJana Valtrová, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova Univerzita, Brno
 
Paper 545-a Remembering Pilgrimage to Rome and Jerusalem: Analysing Eyewitness Testimony in Early Medieval Topographical Texts and Travel Accounts
(Language: English)
Rebecca Lawton, School of History, University of Leicester / British Library, London
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Latin; Mentalities; Religious Life
Paper 545-b Il Milione: Marco Polo's Travel Memories?
(Language: English)
Felicitas Schmieder, Historisches Institut, FernUniversität in Hagen
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Comparative; Literacy and Orality; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 545-c Remembering the Journey (or Not): Authorship and Memory in 13th-Century Pilgrimage Accounts
(Language: English)
Jan Vandeburie, School of History, Politics & International Relations, University of Leicester
Index Terms: Anthropology; Mentalities; Religious Life
 
AbstractThe panel aims to explore the relationship between travel, memory, and travel accounts. Memory is a powerful tool, enabling the traveller to preserve and relive his / her experience from a journey and also becomes an important source for travel accounts. The first session of the panel focuses on the relationship between personal (in)experience of travel, memories of travel, and travel writing.