IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 824: The Regular Canons in the British Isles, II: Organisation and Reform

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Gregynog Medieval Monastic Studies, University of Wales
Organisers:Janet Burton, Department of History, University of Wales, Lampeter
Karen Stöber, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Moderator/Chair:Karen Stöber, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Paper 824-aAugustinian Canonesses in Britain: An Overview
(Language: English)
Kimm Curran, History Lab+, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 824-bThe Chapter Office in the Gilbertine Order and the Rule of St Augustine
(Language: English)
Janet Sorrentino, Department of History, Washington College, Maryland
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Liturgy, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 824-cThe Regular Canons and Diocesan Reform: The Case of York
(Language: English)
Janet Burton, Department of History, University of Wales, Lampeter
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

The regular canons remain one of the least studied religious groups in medieval Britain, yet in their various guises – Augustinian, Premonstratensian, Gilbertine, etc – they constituted the most numerous. This session – and its companion session (The Regular Canons in the British Isles, I) presents recent research on a range of aspects relating to the regular canons in Britain. The first paper presents an overview of the much neglected female members of the Augustinian order in the different parts of the British Isles; the second paper assesses the Chapter office in the Gilbertine order and compares this to other orders, notably the Cistercians; and the third paper looks at diocesan reform, considering the case of the canons regular at York.