TitleFrontiers and Crossroads in Italy, III: Cults and Cultures on the Edges?
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
SponsorProject 'At the Crossroads of Empires: The Longobard Church of Sant'Ambrogio at Montecorvino Rovella (Salerno), Italy', Università di Salerno / University of Birmingham
OrganiserChristopher Heath, School of Humanities & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Moderator/ChairClemens Gantner, Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, Universität Wien
Paper 1221-a Blurring Boundaries of Time and Space: Resurrecting and Disseminating Cults in the West - Catalonia and Italy, 10th-11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Ekaterina Novokhatko, Forschungsstelle für vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG-Dresden), Technische Universität Dresden
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Historiography - Medieval; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Theology
Paper 1221-b Import-Export: The Multiple Border Crossings of Anastasius Bibliothecarius
(Language: English)
Réka Forrai, Centre for Medieval Literature, Syddansk Universitet, Odense
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Latin; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1221-c Borders in 7th- and 8th-Century Italy
(Language: English)
Nicole Lopez-Jantzen, Department of Social Sciences, Human Services & Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Index Terms: Byzantine Studies; Economics - Rural; Law; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1221-d Papyrus and Parchment as Cultural Borders in Europe and the Mediterranean, 8th-11th Centuries
(Language: English)
Dario Internullo, Dipartimenti di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Index Terms: Administration; Language and Literature - Greek; Language and Literature - Latin; Literacy and Orality
AbstractThis session deals with books, texts, and scholars crossing borders. Ekaterina Novokhatko will speak about how Catalonia became instrumental within the orbit of the Mediterranean network from the 10th century onwards and reveals the growing tendency to develop connections between the historical 'Eastern' and 'Western' parts of the Roman Empire. Reka Forrai will present one of the most illustrious figures of early medieval Italy: Anastasius Bibliothecarius. Briefly an antipope, Anastasius is mostly remembered for his immense work of translations from the Greek, which had an immeasurable impact on the Latin West. Nicole Lopez-Jantzen will engage with the situation on the ground in early medieval Italy by considering whether one can identify a 'borderland' culture in the peninsula as it grappled with geo-political dynamic change. Dario Internullo will then show how the choice of writing material both shows and maybe even influenced cultural borders in the Mediterranean.