IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1317: Religious Men and Reform, II: Reform in 12th-Century England - Rebuilding Institutions and the Self

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Bishop's Eye Research Network
Organiser:Katherine J. Lewis, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Moderator/Chair:Katherine J. Lewis, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Paper 1317-aReform Set in Stone: Attitudes towards Monastic Rebuilding and Reform in England, c. 1070-1130
(Language: English)
Michael French, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1317-bWeapons of Saintly Construction: St Edward and St Erkenwald in 12th-Century London
(Language: English)
Joanna Huntington, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies
Abstract

This session focuses on 12th century England to offer new perspectives on the roles played by religious men in contemporary reform movements. It approaches reform via the notion of rebuilding, understood both in physical and metaphorical terms. The papers will explore interactions between individual churchmen (and some women), reform and the needs of particular networks and communities, as presented in a variety of narrative sources from the period.