IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 526: Who, What, Where, and When: Research in Monastic Prosopography

Tuesday 2 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Department of History, University of York
Organiser:Judith Frost, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Kimm Curran, History Lab+, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Paper 526-aWhat's in a Name?: The Utility of Surname Evidence in Medieval Prosopography
(Language: English)
John Jenkins, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index terms: Demography, Genealogy and Prosopography, Monasticism
Paper 526-bWandering About or Staying Put: The Gilbertine Canons
(Language: English)
Jill Redford, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 526-cThe Retiring Sort: Augustinian Priors and Their Pensions
(Language: English)
Judith Frost, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

This session reflects recent prosopographical research of Premonstratensian, Gilbertine, and independent Augustinians in England. The session will examine monastic identity at entry, monastic career patterns, and expectations of standards of living by exploring three aspects of monastic research: geographies of recruitment and community demographics by evidence of surnames; the administration of the Gilbertine Order revealed in the movement of regular canons between houses; and the standards of living in independent Augustinian houses in view of the retirement packages of priors