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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1510: Grundmann's Legacy, V: Gender, Social Mobility, and Religious Reform

Thursday 9 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Center for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
Organisers:Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane, Division of Social Science, University of Minnesota, Morris
Anne E. Lester, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder
Moderator/Chair:Fiona Griffiths, Department of History, Stanford University
Paper 1510-aSocial Mobility, Nobility, and the Premonstratensian Order in Northwestern Germany during the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Shelley Amiste Wolbrink, Department of History, Drury University, Missouri
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Monasticism, Women's Studies
Paper 1510-bThe Formation of Female Religious Identity: Cistercian Women vis-à-vis Their Semi-Religious Colleagues
(Language: English)
Sara Moens, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Monasticism
Paper 1510-cThe Ascetic Domestic Household in the Later Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker, Opleiding Nederlandse Taal en Cultuur, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Lay Piety

2015 marks the 80th anniversary of the first publication of Herbert Grundmann's monumental study, Religious Movements in the Middle Ages, and the 20th anniversary of its translation into English. Part of a strand exploring the origins and impact of Grundmann’s historiographical legacy, this session looks anew at recent trends concerning the development the 'women’s religious movement,' a term Grundmann coined. Issues of gender, class, social status and social mobility contributed to the development of the women's religious movement and these papers address the many varieties of reformed religious life that that phrase has come to encompass.