NetMAR Summer School (University of Bamberg, July 2022)

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Teaching (in) the Middle Ages: Arts – Rituals – Education

25-31 July, University of Bamberg, Germany

“NetMAR”, the Network for Medieval Arts and Rituals (, is happy to announce the programme of its interdisciplinary summer school on “Teaching (in) the Middle Ages: Arts – Rituals – Education”, dedicated to both the Byzantine and the Western Middle Ages:

Monday, 25.07.2022

  • 09:00-10:00: Registration and Welcome
  • 10:00-11:30: Prof Dr Christoph Wulf (Berlin): Keynote on ‘Natural and Cultural Heritage in the Anthropocene. Rituals, Gestures, and Mimetic Processes’
  • 12:00-13:15: Reading group
  • 14:30-17:30: Dr Detlef Goller (Bamberg): ‘The Stolen Lance – Teaching Local Medieval Heritage’ (workshop and exploration of medieval Bamberg)

Tuesday, 26.07.2022

  • 09:15-10:45: Prof Dr Ingrid Bennewitz (Bamberg): ‘An Education in Difference. Rituals and Practices of Gender Performativity in Medieval Didactic Literature’
  • 11:15-12:45: Dr Detlef Goller (Bamberg): ‘The Accolade as Rite de Passage in Middle High German Romance’
  • 14:00-15:30: Prof Dr Sebastian Kempgen (Bamberg): ‘Literacy in a Medieval Russian City – a Pragmatic Approach’
  • 16:00-17:30: Dr Bill Rebiger (Halle): ‘Instruction Texts for Magical Rituals in Medieval Judaism’
  • 17:45-19:30: Movie night at Lichtspiel cinema: The Name of the Rose (1986)

Wednesday, 27.07.2022

  • 09:00-09:45: Prof Dr Andreas Nievergelt (Zurich): ‘Glosses in the Medieval Classroom’ (Introduction)
  • 10:00-12:45: ‘Glosses in the Medieval Classroom’ (manuscript workshop at the Bamberg State Library)
  • 14:00-15:30: Dr Paula Manstetten (Bamberg): ‘The Transmission of Hadith (Words and Actions of the Prophet Muhammad) between Education and Ritual, 11th-16th cent.’
  • 16:00-17:30: Prof Dr Lorenz Korn (Bamberg): ‘Teaching and Worship in the Islamic Middle East, 11th-16th cent.’

Thursday, 28.07.2022

  • 09:15-10:45: Prof Dr Stavroula Constantinou (Cyprus): ‘Women’s Teaching in Ritual Contexts: The Culture of Female Monasticism in Byzantium’
  • 11:15-12:45: Prof Dr Aglae Pizzone (Odense): ‘Props, Contests and Humour: Performing Teaching in the Middle Byzantine Classroom’ (online lecture)
  • 14:00-15:30: Prof Dr Susana Zapke (Vienna): ‘Vienna: The City of Music during the 14th and 15th Century. Rituals and Spaces’
  • 16:00-17:30: Prof Dr Marian Füssel (Göttingen): ‘Making a Scholar. Rituals of Institution at the Medieval University’
  • 18:00-19:00: Interdisciplinary roundtable on ‘Rituals and Medieval Education’ with Stavroula Constantinou, Marian Füssel and Susana Zapke (chair: Prof Dr Klaus van Eickels, Bamberg)

Friday, 29.07.2022

  • 09:15-17:00: Excursion to History Park Bärnau-Tachov with workshop by Stefan Wolters (Head of the History Park) on ‘Teaching the Middle Ages – Promoting Cultural Heritage at Bärnau-Tachov’

Saturday, 30.07.2022

  • 09:15-12:00: Prof Dr Stavroula Constantinou (Cyprus): Workshop on Proposal Writing