Sponsored by The Friends of the Saints, a hagiography workshop,
Panel theme: 'Material Engagements with the Friends of God in Post-Roman Europe.'
Association with and promotion of holy figures and their relics has long been recognized as a way those in the Middle Ages laid claim to being part of a group and to that group's authority. This panel proposes to explore how identities (e.g., individual, community, national, religious, legal) were claimed and formed through the material evidence of sanctity in post-Roman Europe. Papers addressing the following themes are particularly invited: