IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 308: Monasteries and their Archives

Monday 11 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:English Monastic Archives Project, University College London / Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses
Organiser:Maureen Jurkowski, Department of History, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Richard Barrie Dobson, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 308-aThe English Monastic Archives Project
(Language: English)
Maureen Jurkowski, Department of History, University College London
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 308-bByland Abbey and its Archives
(Language: English)
Janet Burton, Department of History, University of Wales, Lampeter
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 308-cThe Role of Welsh Monastic Archives as Public Repositories
(Language: English)
Karen Stöber, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

Monastic archives are an invaluable source for the study of monasticism and for many other areas of historical enquiry, but they are also a subject worthy of study in itself. All three of the papers in this session will address this subject. Dr. Jurkowski will present an overview of the work and findings of the English Monastic Archives project, with a demonstration of the project database. Dr. Burton’s paper will be a case study of the archives of one monastery – Byland Abbey in Yorkshire – and Dr. Stoeber will address the role of monastic archives in Wales as public repositories.