IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 103: New Research in Late Antique and Early Medieval Monasticism

Monday 1 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Network for the Study of Late Antique & Early Medieval Monasticism
Organiser:Julian Hendrix, Department of Classics & History, Carthage College, Wisconsin
Moderator/Chair:Albrecht Diem, Department of History, Syracuse University, New York
Paper 103-aTaking Pleasure in Being Alone: Amor and Solitudo in the Works of Augustine, Jerome, John Cassian, and Gregory I
(Language: Français)
Gabriel de Carvalho Godoy Castanho, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities, Monasticism
Paper 103-bMonasticism in The Life of Gerald of Aurillac
(Language: English)
Adrian Cornell du Houx, Department of History, Lancaster University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Monasticism, Philosophy
Paper 103-c'These Rural Woodlands': The Conquest of Space and Landscape in Merovingian Francia, c. 480-600
(Language: English)
John Terry, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Index terms: Mentalities, Monasticism

This session presents work responding to questions that emerged from the Network’s series of session at Leeds last year and reflect the diversity of research carried out by the Network’s members. A unifying theme is a re-imagining of our understanding of late antique and early medieval monasticism through a shift in the definition of what are the texts and concepts central to the practice and identity of monks, nuns, and others pursuing religious lives.