Other news: Special issue, May 2009


A request for your aid in the development of a bibliography on medieval memoria - by Viera Bonenkampová



Since the early 1990s the study of commemoration has become an important field of research in the Netherlands. With increasing regularity articles and books, dealing with the concept of medieval commemoration are published, exhibitions are staged, conferences and symposia in the Netherlands and abroad are organized, and lectures are published. As a result the number of publications on medieval memoria has become so voluminous, that a specialized bibliography is needed. The organizers of the Dutch-German symposium, which is organized twice a year in Germany and the Netherlands by memoria researches from the University of Duisburg-Essen and Utrecht University, decided to draw up a bibliography on medieval memoria and related subjects. This bibliography is to contain publications by the members of these Dutch-German symposia. The bibliography will be published in the newsletter Medieval Memoria Research in the Low Countries (MMR), and will be updated regularly. Because the group of Dutch and Belgian participants and the number of their publications is not that large, we wish to also include publications by non-participants in this bibliography.

It would be a great help if you could send a list of your publications and, if possible, also any other all relevant titles of publications on medieval memoria and related subjects, to Viera Bonenkampová, PhD student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam: contact information can be found in the special issue of MMR (page 26).
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Reminder request for information by Douwe Faber



In the previous issue of MMR, which was published in February of this year, a request for information was issued by Douwe Faber, a member of the 'Overleg Memoria' (Discussion group Memoria). The following is intended as a reminder, as any available information is still welcome and may be e-mailed to the e-mail address found on page 18 of the second issue of MMR.

Quoting the last paragraph of Douwe Faber's request:

"I am currently under the impression that this strong involvement of lay authorities in memoria in Leyden, especially in St. Peters parish, should be considered as exceptional. So far I have not been able to find a similar situation (found in sources like these, originating from non-ecclesiastical authorities) outside of Leyden. The Leyden situation may well have to be described and explained as differing from the standard. More information is, however, still needed to either confirm or disprove this. Perhaps we will have to make do with arguments e silentio. I very sincerely hope, therefore, to be advised about situations more or less akin to Leyden, or at least in some way deviating from what could be considered the standard situation."

For further information, please consult the full article in issue 2 of MMR.
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New MMR e-mail address



A few months ago our MMR e-mail address was changed, due to a mail-box migration at the university of Utrecht, which hosts our mail-system.

Our new e-mail address can be found here.

E-mails sent to the old e-mail address will be automatically forwarded to the new one, but for the sake of swift transition, we request that you send your e-mails directly to our new address whenever possible. Please note that due to issues during the mail-box migration, our e-mail system was temporarily unreachable during the second half of February. Any e-mails sent to us during this period may not have been delivered, and might need to be mailed again.

We apologize for the inconvenience.
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