IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1731: Scripting Reform?: Manuscript Contributions to Intellectual Transformation in a Monastic Context

Thursday 9 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Religion & Society in the Early & Central Middle Ages (ReSoMA) / Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Gent
Organiser:Tjamke Snijders, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Moderator/Chair:Jay Diehl, Department of History, Long Island University, New York
Paper 1731-aManuscripts as Repertoire: Negotiating Reform in a High Medieval Community of Practice
(Language: English)
Tjamke Snijders, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Hagiography, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 1731-bSteven as Jerome: Modelling Text and Image in the Early Cîteaux Scriptorium
(Language: English)
Diane J. Reilly, Hope School of Fine Art, Indiana University, Bloomington
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 1731-cReorganizing the Lectionaries of Fleury (Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire): Stability or Change?
(Language: English)
Marco Mostert, Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Hagiography, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

Intellectual transformations in high medieval monasteries can often be linked to the material world of the monks. Scholars have studied manuscripts, architectural constructions and other visual arts as the celebration of a successful reform. Material culture is thus seen as the passive result of a change in institutional policy. This session will take a different approach, and study how manuscript culture could actively contribute to the shaping of an intellectual transformation through its illuminations, the organization of texts and readings, and the interaction between both.