IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1406: The Future of Religious Men: Establishing an Agenda - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Bishop's Eye Research Network
Organiser:Katherine J. Lewis, Department of History, University of Huddersfield
Moderator/Chair:Joanna Huntington, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln

Bishop’s Eye exists to study the intersections of men as men with religious practice. Our focus is not, however, explicitly or exclusively gendered. Indeed, we are especially keen to develop conversations between gender scholars and those who would not normally consider their research to have gendered implications. More broadly we aim to work across what can still be perceived as impenetrable methodological barriers. In this session the speakers will explore potential priorities for the study of medieval men and religion in the next decade. For example, while we think we have a fairly clear sense of the main features of women’s/feminine piety we have a much less specific sense of what men’s/masculine piety might look like and how that is or might (not) be differentiated between lay and clerical men, or between men of different social status and profession (or indeed between men and women).

Participants include Michael Burger (Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama), Patricia Cullum (University of Huddersfield), Katherine J. Lewis (University of Huddersfield), and James Richardson (University of York).