IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 215: Rule and Misrule in the Medieval Classroom

Monday 9 July 2012, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Sarah Bridget Lynch, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Marco Mostert, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 215-aObey Your Master!: Rules and Regulations Regarding Schoolmasters in the Northern Netherlands (1300-1600)
(Language: English)
Ad Tervoort, Department of Medieval History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Index terms: Daily Life, Education, Social History
Paper 215-bHow to Be Good: Rules for School Children in Late Medieval Lyon
(Language: English)
Sarah Bridget Lynch, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Daily Life, Education, Social History
Paper 215-c'Achieving the Grace of Learning under the Rod of a Master': Schools and Schoolmasters in Late Medieval Lucca
(Language: English)
Christine E. Meek, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Daily Life, Education, Social History
Abstract

The medieval classroom was a place made up of rules and regulations. Both pupils and teachers had to follow often strict codes regarding speech, action and gesture. This session seeks to explore the parameters within which schoolmasters had to work and teach and how these were affected by the patrons and guardians of the schools, whether that was the Church or municipal councils. Likewise, the rules that governed pupils and students will also be examined; where one’s intended career, rather than what was done or not done in the schoolroom, shaped the definition of what being good or bad was.