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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 736: Pilgrimage, V: Text, Liturgy, and the Body

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Lancaster University
Organisers:Philip Booth, Department of History, Lancaster University
Adrian Cornell du Houx, Department of History, Lancaster University
Moderator/Chair:Philip Booth, Department of History, Lancaster University
Paper 736-aWorshipping when in Rome: Liturgical Diversity and Pilgrims
(Language: English)
John Romano, Department of History, Benedictine College, Kansas
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Liturgy, Religious Life
Paper 736-bTexts, Devotional Images, and Practising Pilgrimage in Medieval Convents
(Language: English)
Lotem Pinchover, Department of Art History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Gender Studies, Liturgy, Religious Life, Women's Studies

This panel will investigate interactions between text, ritual, liturgy, and the body in the practice of pilgrimage. John Romano will look at the principles articulated in Augustine's letters number 54 and 55 regarding liturgical diversity, and observe what bearing these principles had on medieval pilgrims' responses to witnessing unfamiliar worship during their travels. Lotem Pinchover's paper will explore the interaction between texts of virtual pilgrimages with art objects in the monastic space of three convents in medieval Germany, together with para-liturgical practices that combine the body and mind of the medieval nun.