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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 216: The Reformer's Evolution: Change in the Focus, Venue, and Media of Reform Initiatives in the 11th and 12th Centuries

Monday 6 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:National Endowment for the Humanities / American Academy, Rome
Organiser:Maureen C. Miller, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Moderator/Chair:William L. North, Department of History, Carleton College, Minnesota
Paper 216-aBetween Rome and Ravenna: Reform Choices in the Mid-11th Century
(Language: English)
Kathryn L. Jasper, Department of History, Illinois State University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 216-b12th-Century Reform through Restauratio: Nicolaus Maniacutia's Efforts to Return the Vulgate to Jerome's Translation
(Language: English)
Marie Thérèse Champagne, Department of History, University of West Florida
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography

Although the language of reform can often lead to a perception of homogeneity and stability, closer examination of instances of reform reveals not only difference and dynamism within movements, but also significant change within the agents of reform themselves. The papers in this panel explore three distinct modes of personal 'evolution' in the 11th and 12th centuries: in the case of Peter Damian, physical relocation, and the redirection of reforming energy; in the works of Hildegard of Bingen, changing approaches to combining text, sound, and image; and with Nicholas Maniacutia, the reorientation of text-critical sensibilities towards a new object, namely the Vulgate.