IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 305: Birgitta of Sweden, III: Interpreting and Using Birgitta

Monday 12 July 2004, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Päivi Salmesvuori, Department of Church History, University of Helsinki
Moderator/Chair:Päivi Salmesvuori, Department of Church History, University of Helsinki
Paper 305-bNational Saints in the Nordic Countries: 20th-Century Ideas on Medieval Saints - A Historiographical Approach
(Language: English)
Eva Maria Ahl-Waris, Department of History, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Political Thought
Paper 305-cBirgitta in Biographies: The 20th-Century Image of a Medieval Saint
(Language: English)
Carina Nynäs, Department of History, Åbo Academi, Turku
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Abstract

These three joint sessions are inspired by Birgitta of Sweden, approaching her and her influence from different perspectives. Papers in the first session deal with Birgitta exercising her religious authority in matters concerning women and men and modifying her monastic rule.
The second session approaches Birgittine influence in monasteries and homes. Birgitta had already in monasteries. These papers investigate the conflicts through letters, translations and relics. This third session around Birgitta of sweden investigates her reception and later use in different centuries.