IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1313: Bohemian and Hungry: Two Faces of a Portuguese Student's Daily Life

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Departamento da História, Universidade de Lisboa
Organiser:Maria Helena da Cruz Coelho, Centro de História da Sociedade e da Cultura, Universidade de Coimbra
Moderator/Chair:Hermínia Maria Vasconcelos Vilar, Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades, Universidade de Évora
Paper 1313-aProvisions for Scholars: Suppliers, Goods, and Privileges
(Language: English)
Maria Helena da Cruz Coelho, Centro de História da Sociedade e da Cultura, Universidade de Coimbra
Maria Helena da Cruz Coelho, Centro de História da Sociedade e da Cultura, Universidade de Coimbra
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - General, Education, Social History
Paper 1313-b'Tabula rasa': Feeding the Body to Feed the Spirit
(Language: English)
Armando Norte, Departamento de História, Universidade de Lisboa
Armando Norte, Departamento de História, Universidade de Lisboa
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - General, Education, Social History
Paper 1313-cEat, Drink, and Study: A Student's Lifestyle
(Language: English)
André de Oliveira-Leitão, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
André de Oliveira-Leitão, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Education, Social History
Abstract

This panel aims to picture the day-by-day of a student in the Portuguese medieval university, regarding the three main topics of this congress – food, famine, and feast. We will discuss the specific privileges granted to the university concerning food supplies as well as analyse the common problems related to famine faced by many of its students as they were trying to get an academic degree. Finally, we will address the particular way of life developed by some (if not almost all of the) students: the bohemian lifestyle that was one of the distinctive marks of most of medieval university towns.