IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1025: Editing Bishops: Challenges and New Approaches

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Conventus: Problems of Religious Communal Life in the High Middle Ages / Episcopus: Society for the Study of Bishops & Secular Clergy in the Middle Ages
Organiser:Steven Vanderputten, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Moderator/Chair:John S. Ott, Department of History, Portland State University, Oregon
Paper 1025-aEditing and Episcopal Corpus: Image, Strategy, and Ideology in the Literary Oeuvre of Gerard of Cambrai's Intellectual Circle
(Language: English)
Diane J. Reilly, Hope School of Fine Art, Indiana University, Bloomington
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1025-bEnglish and Welsh Bishops and Their Wills, 1200-1413: Editorial Challenges
(Language: English)
Chris Woolgar, Department of History / Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 1025-cFrom Temporal Lord to Multifaceted Prelate: The Impact of Text Editions on Our Understanding of 10th- and 11th-Century Bishops
(Language: English)
Brigitte Meijns, Department of History, KU Leuven
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life

In this session contributors will look at two ways in which editorial projects relating to episcopal archives have shaped our understanding of the exercize of episcopal office and episcopal ideology. The first concerns past projects, and investigates to what extent these have helped formulate a realistic understanding of the the aforementioned practices and ideologies; the second concerns the ways in which future projects may correct the one-sided perspectives of the past, or provide unexpected insights into the interrelatedness of archival and non-archival material.