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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 104: Bishops and the Secular Clergy on the Move

Monday 4 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Episcopus: Society for the Study of Bishops & the Secular Clergy in the Middle Ages
Organiser:Michael Burger, College of Arts & Sciences, Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama
Moderator/Chair:Evan Gatti, Department of Art & Art History, Elon University, North Carolina
Paper 104-aArchdeacons and Space in 12th-Century England
(Language: English)
Stephen Marritt, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Administration, Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 104-bEpiscopal Itineration in Late 13th-Century Lincoln
(Language: English)
Philippa Hoskin, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 104-cVirtuous Travel: Episcopal Itinerations in the Dioceses of Glasgow and Aberdeen from the 13th-15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Penelope Dransart, School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Ecclesiastical History

The study of the past has recently taken a material turn; this strand brings that turn to the study of bishops and the secular clergy in the Middle Ages. In this session, historians and archaeologists examine space in a broader landscape: the relations among the spaces of bishops and archdeacons. The avenue to this investigation is itineration. Such itineration in particular throws light on varying aspects on episcopal and archidiaconal authority, from problems of representation to the pragmatic challenges posed by conducting administration.