IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 317: Religious Life and Observant Reform in Motion: New Methods, Maps, and Landscapes

Monday 6 July 2015, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Kathryne Beebe, Department of History, University of Texas, Arlington
James D. Mixson, Department of History, University of Alabama
Moderator/Chair:James D. Mixson, Department of History, University of Alabama
Paper 317-aDigital Observance: Big Data, Tiny Data, and Observant Reform
(Language: English)
Kathryne Beebe, Department of History, University of Texas, Arlington
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Demography, Religious Life
Paper 317-bFranciscans between Observance and Reformation
(Language: English)
Bert Roest, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Index terms: Performance Arts - General, Religious Life
Abstract

The historiography of the orders was also long captive to a range of boundaries: institutional, national, chronological, disciplinary. These papers work to move across and beyond those boundaries by exploring new methods, geographies, and landscapes. Two papers deploy the ‘digital humanities’ to catalogue and map observant reform, reformers, and their movement in new ways. A third disrupts the usual boundaries between the late medieval and Reformation/Atlantic worlds.