IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1618: Changing Rules, Changing Cultures, II: Bodies, Burial, and Memorial in the 15th and 16th Centuries

Thursday 12 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Department of Archaeology, University of York / Department of the History of Art & Film and Medieval Research Centre, University of Leicester
Organisers:Jackie Hall, Department of the History of Art & Film, University of Leicester
Aleksandra McClain, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Emilia Jamroziak, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden / Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 1618-a'My Bodie to Be Buried Where Yt Shall Please God': English Aristocratic Burial Choices, 1485-1572
(Language: English)
Kirsten Claiden-Yardley, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Social History
Paper 1618-bThe Relocation of Human Remains During the Dissolution of the Monasteries
(Language: English)
Deirdre O'Sullivan, School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Monasticism
Paper 1618-cOf Saints and Sinners: Sculpting the Counter-Reformation in 16th-Century France
(Language: English)
Rebecca Constabel, Department of History of Art & Film, University of Leicester
Index terms: Art History - Sculpture, Social History

This session is the second of three linked workshops which will explore interdisciplinary approaches to medieval transition periods, and social responses to political, cultural, and religious upheaval. This session focusses on recent research on burial practice and memorial choices at the end of the Middle Ages, using historical, art historical and archaeological methodologies to explore the ideals and realities of burial in a time of fundamental religious and social transition. The papers will explore responses by patrons and their families to quickly shifting religious cultures, and the part these responses played in affirming or subverting change.