IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 216: Cloisters - Churches - Charters: Perspectives for the Investigation of Ecclesiastical and Monastic Culture in Paderborn

Monday 9 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Erzbistum Paderborn
Organiser:Arnold Otto, Erzbischöfliches Generalvikariat Erzbistumsarchiv, Paderborn
Moderator/Chair:Hildo van Engen, Streekarchief Land van Heusden en Altena
Paper 216-aMonastic Libraries and Late Medieval Reforms in the Diocese of Paderborn
(Language: English)
Hermann-Josef Schmalor, Erzbischöfliche Akademische Bibliothek, Paderborn
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism, Theology
Paper 216-bPassports for Saints?: Relics and Authenticity
(Language: English)
Arnold Otto, Erzbischöfliches Generalvikariat Erzbistumsarchiv, Paderborn
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Liturgy, Theology
Paper 216-cHomes for Saints: Saint's Shrines and their Context
(Language: English)
Christoph Stiegemann, Erzbischöfliches Diözesanmuseum, Paderborn
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Ecclesiastical History, Theology

Being an early medieval foundation, Paderborn has been an urban centre ever since the 8th century. As an Episcopal See the city kept reflecting the interference of secular and ecclesiastical power from the meeting of Pope Leo III with Charlemagne in 799 up to the present day, the consequence being that for almost every kind of institute offering source material for research there is a secular and an ecclesiastical institution. The session seeks to introduce the archiepiscopal museum, library, and archives, whose members also see about cultural goods in more than 750 parishes in the archdiocese, taking some examples for promising research interests as an example.