IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 105: Birgitta of Sweden, I: Birgitta in Action

Monday 12 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Päivi Salmesvuori, Department of Church History, University of Helsinki
Moderator/Chair:Eva Maria Ahl-Waris, Department of History, University of Helsinki
Paper 105-aThe Cult and Music of St. Margaret of Antioch in Finland during the Later Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Aija-Leena Ranta, Independent Scholar, Ylöjärvi
Paper 105-bModifying the Regula Salvatoris in Italian Context
(Language: English)
Päivi Salmesvuori, Department of Church History, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Gender Studies, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 105-cThe Texts and the Melodies of the Great Responsories of Cantus Sororum
(Language: English)
Hilkka-Liisa Vuori, Sibelius Academy, Espoo
Index terms: Music

These three sessions are inspired by Birgitta of Sweden, approaching her and her influence from different perspectives. Papers in this session deal with Birgitta exercising her religious authority in matters concerning gender and modifying her monastic rule.
The second session appraoches Birgittine influence in monasteries and homes. Birgitta had already in her lifetime, assumed that placing abbess in a leading position may cause trouble in Birgittine monasteries. These papers investigate the conflicts through letters, translations and relics. The third session investigates her reception and later ‘use’ in different times.