19e MEDIËVISTENDAG / 19th MEDIEVAL STUDIES DAY

CITY CULTURE AND THE TRANSMISSION AND EXPLOITATION OF KNOWLEDGE

English version: see below

Op vrijdag 15 november 2013 houdt de Onderzoekschool Mediëvistiek in samenwerking met de Vlaamse Werkgroep Mediëvistiek de jaarlijkse Mediëvistendag, die dit jaar in Deventer plaats zal vinden. Deze negentiende dag wordt georganiseerd door de mediëvistische onderzoeksgroep van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen en het secretariaat van de Vlaamse Werkgroep Mediëvistiek.

Het programma omvat drie plenaire lezingen (in het Engels) rond het thema ‘City Culture and the Transmission and Exploitation of Knowledge’. Sprekers: prof. Sita Steckel (WWU Münster), dr. Samuel Mareel (Gent) en dr. Suzan Folkerts (Groningen). Voorts  presenteren - vooral pas aangestelde - promovendi hun onderzoek. De Onderzoekschool wil met deze presentaties jonge onderzoekers stimuleren om in contact te komen met gevestigde mediëvisten. Bovendien bieden de presentaties een mooie kans om feedback te krijgen. Een voorlopig programma vindt u in onder dit bericht.

Met vriendelijke groeten,

Sabrina Corbellini, Mathilde van Dijk, Suzan Folkerts en Catrien Santing (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

Mike Kestemont en Stefan Meysman (Vlaamse Werkgroep Mediëvistiek)
 

Graag aanmelden voor 1 november bij het secretariaat van de school, ozsmed@rug.nl


De kosten zijn 10 euro (inclusief lunch en borrel), voor 1 november 2013 over te maken op IBAN NL60 INGB0002292020 t.n.v. S.A. Folkerts te Groningen onder vermelding van ‘Medieval Studies Day 2013’. Voor promovendi en researchmasterstudenten die door hun Faculteit bij de onderzoekschool zijn aangemeld is de deelname gratis. 


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ENGLISH VERSION

On 15 November 2013, the Research School for Medieval Studies, together with the Flemish Medievalist Association, will be holding the annual Medieval Studies Day, this time in Deventer. The organisation is in the hands of the medievalists from the University of Groningen and the secretariat of the Flemish Medievalist Association. During the day, three lectures (in English) are scheduled that address the topic ‘City Culture and the Transmission and Exploitation of Knowledge’. Speakers: Prof. Sita Steckel (WWU Münster) , Dr. Samuel Mareel (Gent) and Dr. Suzan Folkerts (Groningen). Furthermore, (mostly newly appointed) PhD students will present their research projects. With these presentations the Research School aims to stimulate young researchers to get in touch with established medievalists. Moreover, the presentations offer the opportunity to receive feedback. A provisional programme is to be found in the attachment.

Yours sincerely,

Sabrina Corbellini, Mathilde van Dijk, Suzan Folkerts and Catrien Santing (University of  Groningen)

Mike Kestemont and Stefan Meysman (Flemish Medievalist Association)

Please register before 1 November with the secretariat of the school: ozsmed@rug.nl

Costs are 10 euro (lunch and reception included), please transfer this amount before 1 November to S.A.  Folkerts, Groningen, IBAN NL60 INGB0002292020 (BIC INGBNL2A), stating ‘Medieval Studies Day 2013’. For PhD students and research students who are formal members of the School participation is free.


19e Mediëvistendag  / 19th Medieval Studies Day

Deventer, Town Hall, Grote Kerkhof 4

15 November 2013

 

City Culture and the Transmission and Exploitation of Knowledge

 

From its development in the High Middle Ages to its transformation in the Late Middle Ages, urban society is inseparably linked to the rise of literacy and new ways of exchanging knowledge. Late medieval European cities saw an explosive growth of the number of individuals and social groups participating in processes of communication of knowledge, as well as a diversification of modes and patterns of knowledge exchange involving oral as well as written, and formal as well as informal forms of communication. Particularly important for the development and transformation of urban society is the use of the vernacular in administrative and commercial communication. Influenced by the religious reform movements of the late Middle Ages and by the growing participation of lay believers, also the transmission of religious knowledge increasingly took place in the vernacular. Think of preaching activities by the Mendicants, advisory and visionary appearances of recluses and visionaries, and collations organised by the Brethren of the Common Life. The newly developed strategies of knowledge transmission in the late medieval period gave way to significant changes and developments in the participation to cultural, social, political and religious life.

 

Communication, dissemination, and uses of knowledge in urban society are at the heart of many research projects that are carried out in the context of the Netherlands Research School for Medieval Studies and the Flemish network of medievalists. The theme of ‘Communication and Exploitation of Knowledge’ has also been chosen for the research programme of the Research School itself. The school was awarded a Graduate Programme grant of NWO, which makes it possible to appoint four PhD students in the research programme. During the 19th Mediëvistendag  this programme and some other new projects, which embrace the theme of the transmission and exploitation of knowledge in an urban environment, will be presented and discussed.

 

 

Provisional Programme

10:15-10:45: Registration and coffee

10:45-11:00: Word of welcome , Prof. dr. Catrien Santing, Academic Director of the Netherlands

                Research School for Medieval Studies

11:00-11:45: dr. Suzan Folkerts, University of Groningen

Bibles on the Market. Towards a New Approach of Urban Religiosity in the Late Medieval Low Countries

11:45-12:30: dr.  Samuel Mareel, Ghent University

Writing on the Wall. Religious Instruction and the Posting of Poems in Pre-Reformation Places of Worship

 

12:30-14:00: Lunch, Guided tour in Deventer

 

14:00-15:00: prof.  Sita Steckel/WWU Münster

Gravis et Clamosa Querela. Moving Academic Debate into the Urban Public Space in the Thirteenth Century

 

15:00-17:00: PhD presentations

17:00: Drinks

 

Locations:

Town Hall, Grote Kerkhof 4 (Burgerzaal),  Deventer, near the Lebuïnus Church

PhD-presentations:  Stads- en Athenaeumbibliotheek, Het Klooster 12, Deventer