Ritual and Historiography in the Middle Ages

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March 31, 2017 to April 2, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, European History / Studies, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Cultural History / Studies


Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
31 March – 2 April 2017
Hörsaalgebäude des Exzellenzclusters „Religion und Politik“
Room JO 101, Johannisstraße 4
13:00               Registration
14:30               Welcome and Opening Remarks
15:00-16:00                                                                                  Keynote Address
Rosamond McKitterick (Cambridge)
Liturgy and History in the Early Middle Ages
16:30-18:00                                            Panel I
Hans-Werner Goetz (Hamburg)
The Perception of Religious Rituals in Medieval Chronicles: A Case Study of Gregory of Tours
Biörn Tjällén (Mid Sweden University)
Zion in the North: History, Hagiography and Heilsgeschichte in the first Chronicle of Sweden
Andrew J. M. Irving (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Lay and Monastic Perspectives on the Liturgy in Historical Writing from Medieval Southern Italy
18:30-19:30                                            Panel II
Charlie Rozier (Swansea)
Ritual and History in the twelfth-century resurrection of the Durham Liber Vitae (London, British Library MS Cotton Domitian vii)
Anastasija Ropa (LASE, Latvia)
Adam, King Solomon and King Arthur: Liturgy, Myth and Chronicle in the Making of English History
9:00-10:30                                          Panel III
Gerd Althoff (Münster)
Religious and Political Rituals: Some Remarks about Similarities and Differences
Claire Jenson (Univ. of Chicago)
Patronage and Politics in the Breviary of Renaud de Bar, Bishop of Metz
Julia Exarchos (Cologne)
The Bishop and his Liturgical (Political) Books: The Episcopal Liturgical Handbooks as an Inroad to Study Political History in the Medieval West 
11:00-12:30                                          Panel IV
Sean Griffin (Münster)
Byzantine Liturgy and the Making of the Rus Primary Chronicle
Emmanuel C. Bourbouhakis (Princeton)
Ritual Narrative and Historical Time in Byzantium
Corrado la Martire (Humboldt)
Ritual and Liturgy in Islamic Medieval Societies
14:00-15:00                                                                                 Keynote Address
Éric Palazzo ( L'Université de Poitiers)
Historiography and Liturgical Performance in the Middle Ages
15:30-17:00                                          Panel V
Thomas Lentes (Münster)
Ad interpretationem sive originem: Historiography and ritual in medieval commentaries of the liturgy
Paweł Figurski (Notre Dame)
Prayers for Rulers in the Roman Canon of the Mass and the so-called ‘Investiturstreit’
Arthur Westwell (Cambridge)
Approaching, Apprehending, and Appropriating Rome’s Sacred History in Carolingian Liturgical Text and Exposition
9:00-10:30                                            Panel VI
Gail Lenhoff (UC, Los Angeles)
A Liturgical Subtext in Muscovite Political Mythology: The So-Called ‘Tale of Tamerlane’
Alexandra Vukovich (Cambridge)
The Ritualisation of Princely Acts: Patronage in the Hagio-biographies of Daniel II
Monica White (Nottingham)
Fabricating Martyrs in Early Rus
11:00-12:00                                          Panel VII
Donald Ostrowski (Harvard)
Biblical Quotations in the Povest’ vremennykh let (Other Than from the Psalms)
David K. Prestel (Michigan State)
Vengeance on the Nations: Psalm 149 and Two Early Accounts in the Primary Chronicle
13:30-15:00                                          Panel VIII
Heather Blurton (UC, Santa Barbara)
Godric of Finchale and the Idea of a Vernacular Liturgical Culture
Anna de Bakker (Notre Dame)
The Office for Bernard and Cistercian Memory-making
Nancy van Deusen (Claremont)
A Passion for Collection: Liturgical and Historiographical Implications of the Medieval Sequence 

15:15-16:00    Concluding Remarks and Discussion












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