IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 120: Columbanus: Life and Legacy

Monday 13 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities & Social Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway
Organiser:Aidan Breen, Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities & Social Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway
Moderator/Chair:Mark Stansbury, Department of Classics, National University of Ireland, Galway
Paper 120-aJonas's Sources: The Biblical, Patristic, and Classical Sources of Jonas of Bobbio, Vita S. Columbani Abbatis
(Language: English)
Aidan Breen, Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities & Social Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 120-bBits and Bobs from Bobbio: Material Culture of the Columbanian Monastery
(Language: English)
Christine Allan, Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities & Social Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - General, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 120-cThe Columbanian Foundations of Eastern France: State of the Question
(Language: English)
Emmet Marron, Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities & Social Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

This session, as its title suggests – ‘Columbanus: Life and Legacy’ – will give an overview of the parameters of the new Columbanus Project begun at NUI Galway in September 2008. It will explore the textual and visual (i.e. art-historical and archaeological) evidence for the life and missionary work of St Columbanus of Luxeuil and Bobbio. His striking impact on European culture is still insufficiently understood and documented. The three prongs of this project – textual (the preparation of a new edition and annotated translation of Jonas’s, ‘The Life of Columbanus and his Successors’, art-historical and archaeological will be linked by the common theme of medieval pilgrimage.