ReMa Course 'Introduction in the Study of Communication, Literacy and Knowledge and their exploitation in the Middle Ages'

Period: 25 April-9 June 2014


Course unit, covering the current state of affairs in the field of medieval communication, literacy (including orality, ‘visuality’ and ‘musicality’) and various forms and traditions of knowledge, the new focus point of the Research School.
Teachers: Sabrina Corbellini, Babette Hellemans, Marco Mostert and Catrien Santing.
Classes will take place alternating in Utrecht and Groningen, on Mondays and Fridays, 11.00-13.00.
This course is open for all Research Master’s students of the School, but a must for those who aim to enter the Graduate Programme 'Communication and Exploitation of Knowledge'.


The first class in the course ‘Introduction in the Study of Communication, Literacy and Knowledge and their Exploitation in the Middle Ages’ will take place in Utrecht at Drift 25 (accessible through Drift 27), room 0.05, on Friday, 25 April, from 11 till 13 h.


Week I             Friday 25 April                       1. Introduction            Mostert/Santing (Utrecht)

Week II           Monday 28 April                     2. The Diversity of Knowledge.  Hellemans (Groningen)                              

Friday 2 May                        3. The Power of Knowledge   Santing  (Groningen)                                    


Week III          May Holiday           

 Week IV          Monday  12 May                     4.  What is it to write and read?  Mostert (Utrecht)

                           Friday 16 May                      5.  How to measure literacy? Mostert (Utrecht)                                       


Week V           Monday 19 May                       6. From textual communities to communities of learning
                                                                                                                 Corbellini (Groningen)

              Friday 23 May                       7. Communities of learning in action
                                                                                     Corbellini/Santing (Groningen)

Week VI          Monday 26 May                        8. Sound, Image, Sense and the Feel of Rule
                                                                                                            Hellemans (Groningen)

Friday 30 May                        9.  Communication: definition, forms and genres

                                                                                            Mostert (Utrecht)

Week VII         Preparation Paper


Week VIII        Monday 9 June                        10. Concluding meeting (Zwolle?)