Welcome Nibelungs! The Burgundians’ Arrival in Etzel’s Kingdom in the Codex Hundeshagen

By Dr. Nadine Hufnagel, University of Bamberg
Most of the illustrations in the only fully illustrated manuscript of the Nibelungenlied (Codex Hundeshagen) do not show action scenes. Instead, they depict primarily situations of courtly ritual, especially scenes of reception and farewell. Nadine Hufnagel of the University of Bamberg explores how text and image work together to foreshadow the further development of the story, when the Burgundians arrive at Etzel’s court.

New annual lecture series of the Centre for Medieval Studies (ZeMas) at the University of Bamberg (UNI BA), on “The Iberian culture in the Middle Ages”

The annual lecture series of the Bamberg Center for Medieval Studies (ZeMas) invites again to ten exciting interdisciplinary lectures that approach a medieval subject from a historical, philological, archaeological, and art historical perspective. This year’s lecture series are dedicated to Iberian cultures of the Middle Ages and start on 02 May 2022 with a lecture on “Álvaro de Luna (1388/90-1453) and his role at the court of John II of Castile” (Klaus van Eickels, University of Bamberg). All lectures will be held in German.

Exploring Identity’s Third Space; or What Happens When a Medieval Hero Wears a Disguise in European Bridal-Quest Epics

By Janina Dillig, University of Bamberg
Storytelling often resorts to narrative patterns. This is especially true for narratives with an oral tradition, which we encounter frequently in medieval literature. Usually, the use of narrative patterns in medieval literature is understood as a byproduct of the process of memorization, but narrative patterns may also be understood as elements of ritualization in the art of storytelling.

Seminar by Dr. Nils Holger Petersen (University of Copenhagen/SDU): “The Medieval Latin Mass and its Receptions into the Modern Concert Hall and Various Electronic Media”

You are cordially invited to the second lecture within the Medieval advanced level Seminar series of UNI BA’s Winter Semester 2021/22, by Prof. Dr. Nils Holger Petersen (Odense), with title: “The Medieval Latin Mass and its Receptions into the modern Concert Hall and various Electronic Media”
Coordination: Prof. Dr. Ingrid Bennewitz/Prof. Dr. Klaus van Eickels
Monday, November 22, 2021
19:00 CET, via Zoom