IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 626: Negotiating Monastic Identity in Medieval Germany

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Julie Hotchin, Department of History, Australian National University, Canberra
Moderator/Chair:Christine Kleinjung, Historisches Seminar II, Johannes Gutenberg-Universit├Ąt, Mainz
Paper 626-aNegotiating Community: Cloister and World in the Hirsau Reform
(Language: English)
Alison Beach, Department of Religious Studies, College of William & Mary, Virginia
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 626-bEnclosure and Perceptions of Female Religious Authority in Late Medieval Hildesheim
(Language: English)
Julie Hotchin, Department of History, Australian National University, Canberra
Index terms: Gender Studies, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 626-c'Wolves in Sheep's Clothing?': Problems with Provosts and the Expression of Female Monastic Identity
(Language: English)
June Mecham, Department of History, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Index terms: Gender Studies, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

This session explores various relationships through which monastic identities were challenged, redefined, and expressed. Drawing on necrologies and records of conflict preserved in convent narratives, the speakers examine how monastic women and men negotiated their religious identities through their interactions with the people who supported or opposed them, within or beyond the cloister walls.