Reading Groups

Committed to fostering inclusive, exciting conversations, NetMAR runs a reading group open to all researchers and scholars interested in some of the different aspects covered by the project. 

The reading groups run under the broad theme of Arts & Rituals in the Medieval Period and Beyond.

Reading Group 2: Fall 2022 – Spring 2023, organised by UNI BA

Meeting 1 – 27 October 2022
David Matthews, Medievalism: A Critical History (Cambridge, 2015)
Introduced by: Prof. Dr. Ingrid Bennewitz and Michaela Pölzl (UNI BA)

Meeting 2 – 08 December 2022
Gert Althoff, Rules and Rituals in Medieval Power Games: A German Perspective (Leiden, 2019)
 Introduced by: Prof. Dr. Ingrid Bennewitz and Michaela Pölzl (UNI BA)

Meeting 3 – 26 January 2023
Philippe Buc, The Dangers of Ritual: Between Early Medieval Texts and Social Scientific Theory (Princeton, NJ, 2001)
Introduced by: Prof. Dr. Ingrid Bennewitz and Michaela Pölzl (UNI BA)

Meeting 4 – 16 February 2023
Sophia Labadi and William Logan (eds), Urban Heritage, Development and Sustainability: International Frameworks, National and Local Governance (London and New York, 2015)
Introduced by: Prof. Dr. Ingrid Bennewitz and Michaela Pölzl (UNI BA)

Location: Online via zoom: https://uni-bamberg.zoom.us/j/66583685527
Meeting ID: 665 8368 5527 | Passcode: Will be provided after pre-registering with Michaela Polzl at michaela.poelzl@uni-bamberg.de
TIME: Thursdays, 4 – 6pm CET

For more information, please contact Michaela Polzl at michaela.poelzl@uni-bamberg.de


Reading Group 1: Fall 2021 – Spring 2022, organised by SDU

Reading group 1 run under the broad theme of Arts & Rituals in the Medieval Period and Beyond and was organised by SDU.

The first meeting of the NetMAR Reading Group took place on 16 September 2021 at SDU, with some members joining online. The conversation centred around Jan Assmann’s Religion and Cultural Memory (trans. Rodney Livingstone; Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006). The text was introduced by Dr Nils Holger Petersen (SDU).

The next three meetings took place online, via Zoom (through the following link: https://syddanskuni.zoom.us/j/68473138609) and each one of them focused on a different author and text.

The sessions were scheduled as follows:

  1. Thursday, 9 December 2021 – Caroline Walker Bynum
  2. Thursday, 10 February 2022 – Nils Holger Petersen
  3. Thursday, 24 March 2022 – T. S. Eliot

Contact information for Reading Group 1 were Dr Christos Hadjiyiannis (hadjiyiannis.christos@ucy.ac.cy) and/or Dr Chiara D’Agostini (cdagostini@sdu.dk)