CEDRR talk: "Challenges of interactive mapping of Western-European heresy (1000-1150)"

  • 17 May 2023
    10:00 AM
  • B2.12, Arna Nováka 1

The DISSINET project invites you to the official launch and presentation of a new interactive map application presenting the most complete dataset of early cases of heresy in the West, ca. 1000–1150, compiled from original Latin sources. The challenges of its production will be introduced by Lida Hinz-Wieczorek from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Join us onsite or via the Zoom link provided. A brief summary of the presentation by Lidia:

"Around the year 1000, there was a sudden surge of cases of heresy descriptions in Western European sources. The areas of present-day France, Benelux and Lombardy were particularly affected by it. This millennial rise in dissident movements has long been the subject of fierce scholarly disputes, and researchers have debated their origins and nature for years. Unfortunately, the study of these cases is hampered by the frequent laconic nature of the sources and their varied content, making it difficult to interpret or classify them. Placing them on a map is also a problem, given the often imprecise locations or their multiplicity or the appearance of a new dissidence in the same place decades later. The newly created interactive map and dataset of early cases of heresy in the West, ca. 1000-1150, compiled from original Latin sources, intends to be a tool organizing information on dissidence of this period. During this lecture, the map and dataset will be presented to a wider audience for the first time. Also described will be the process of map preparation, how to navigate it and the research opportunities it opens up."

Lidia Hinz-Wieczorek is a PhD candidate at the Department of History at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. She graduated in history and French literature and language, and her main research interests concentrate around medieval heresy, Eucharistic controversy and medieval French literature.

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