IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1322: The Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies: A New Platform for Monastic Research

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies
Organiser:Karen Stöber, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
Moderator/Chair:Janet Burton, School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Paper 1322-aParadigms of Penance: Monastic Thought and Ecclesiastical Action in the 6th Century
(Language: English)
Marilyn Dunn, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1322-bThe Development of Monasticism in Ireland, 900-1150
(Language: English)
Edel M. Bhreathnach, Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute for the Study of Irish History & Civilisation / School of History & Archives, University College Dublin
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1322-cGrammars of Persuasion: Vision and Dreams in Medieval Italian Monasteries, 11th-13th Centuries)
(Language: English)
Antonio Sennis, Department of History, University College London
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life

This session marks the launch of the new Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies (Brepols). In order to emphasise the journal’s wide chronological, thematic, disciplinary, and geographical range three members of its editorial board will here present new aspects of their work on medieval monasticism. The first paper looks at the earliest developments in western monasticism, considering monastic thought and ecclesiastical action in the 6th century. The second paper addresses the phase when monasticism appeared in Ireland as an essential institution of Christianity, and the third paper discusses evidence from Italian monasteries between the 11th and the 13th centuries with the aim of analysing the use of visions and dreams as means to regulate and control political conflict.