Location: Janskerkhof 13 A, Utrecht, room 00.6
Mayke de Jong
The five Utrecht members of the HERA project Cultural Memory and the Resources of the Past, 400-1000 report briefly (10 minutes each) on their research and on the uses of the concept of ‘Cultural Memory’.
An important point of
reference for this meeting is Ann Rigney’s
Ann Rigney will respond; discussion to follow.
Rome, The British School at Rome
This conference at the British School at Rome represents the culmination of a three-year HERA project by the Universities of Cambridge, Leeds, Utrecht and Vienna 2010-2013, generously funded by the ESF. The project has explored the eclectic uses of the resources of the past in the post-Roman successor states of western Europe in the early middle ages. It had two principal aims:
1. to determine the role played by the resources of the past in forming the identities of the communities of early medieval western Europe;
2. to identify the process by which the new discourses, ethnic identities and social models of early medieval Europe have come to form an essential part of modern European national and transnational identities.
Our work has increasingly exposed the importance of Rome, Roman history, and the integration of Christian and imperial Rome into the cultural memory of early medieval Europe. The extant manuscript material from the early Middle Ages has constituted a major resource to shed new light on the process of codification and modification of the cultural heritage, and for the study of cultural dynamics in general.
Speakers will include Mayke de Jong (Utrecht), Clemens Gantner (Vienna), Rosamond McKitterick (Cambridge), Sven Meeder (Nijmegen), Walter Pohl (Vienna) and Ian Wood (Leeds).
International Medieval Congress
CMRP at the IMC 2012
For information about the sessions, please see:
fourth CMRP meeting
While the CMRP
group was at the IMC in Leeds, an internal workshop was held on
10 July. Each member presented their work progress for the whole
group. Technical questions about the final publication were
discussed as well.
FESTIVAL OF THE VOICE
The Popes and their Greeks in eighth-century Rome: The own people, the Others and the strangers
FROM WIDUKIND TO WILDERS
third CMRP meeting
International Medieval Congress
About event: The International Medieval Congress (IMC) is organised and administered by the Institute for Medieval Studies (IMS). Since its start in 1994, the Congress has established itself as an annual event with an attendance of over 1,500 medievalists from all over the world. It is the largest conference of its kind in Europe.
The CMRP project will have two sessions there annually, this year mainly to present the objectives of the project.
Second CMRP meeting
Cultural Memory and the Resources of the past
Theatersaal der ÖAW, Vienna, Austria
At the Final Conference of Walter Pohl’s Wittgenstein Project (“Ethnic Identities in Early Medieval Europe”, 2005-2010), one big section on 10 December 2010 was dedicated to the future projects of the Early Medieval Research Group at the Institute for Medieval Research of the Austrian Academy. One of these future projects is Cultural Memory and the Resources of the Past (CMRP). The Viennese part of the project was presented by project participant Clemens Gantner, while the Principal Investigators Mayke de Jong, Rosamond McKitterick and Ian Wood shortly presented the parts of the project situated at the universities of Utrecht, Cambridge and Leeds.
NIAS, Wassenaar, Netherlands
* NIAS: Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study