IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1710: Grundmann's Legacy, VII: Rethinking Reform in the Later Middle Ages

Thursday 9 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

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:James D. Mixson, Department of History, University of Alabama
Paper 1710-aA 'Second Women's Religious Movement'?: Examining Women's Roles in Religious Reform and Renewal in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Julie Hotchin, School of History, Australian National University, Canberra
Index terms: Gender Studies, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1710-bReligious Movements in the Observant Context: Female Adversaries of the Dominican Reform
(Language: English)
Stefanie Neidhardt, Lehrstuhl für Mittlere und Neuere Kirchengeschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1710-c'Something's Moving Inside': New Perspectives on the Medieval Franciscan Observant Movement
(Language: English)
Daniel B. Stracke, Institut für vergleichende Städtegeschichte, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

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 investigates new research on 15th-century Observant reform. Of particular interest is the gendered complexity of reform and the pressing need to develop more inclusive analytical frameworks for understanding and narrating these movements.