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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1339: From Revisionist Narratives to New Technology: New Research on Medieval Monastic Studies

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies (JMMS)
Organiser:Karen Stöber, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
Moderator/Chair:Janet Burton, School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Paper 1339-a'MonkBook': Towards an Understanding of Social Networking in Medieval Monastic Orders
(Language: English)
Harriett Webster, School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1339-bThe Augustinian Canons in Ireland: Landscape and Settlement
(Language: English)
Miriam Clyne, Monastic Ireland, Landscape & Settlement Project, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1339-cThe Figure of Bernard of Clairvaux as a 'Founding Father' in the Late Medieval Cistercian Order
(Language: English)
Emilia Jamroziak, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden / Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Index terms: Hagiography, Monasticism, Religious Life

This session presents recent research in medieval monastic studies, combining traditional and new approaches to the field via documentary research, archaeology, and social media, demonstrating the width and scale of new work carried out by monastic scholars in the British Isles. Paper 1 will examine the possibilities of research methods such as network theory in order to ask new questions and make new connections. The second paper will explore the settlement pattern of the Augustinian canons in medieval Ireland, using archaeological and textual sources; and Paper 3 will look at St Bernard of Clairvaux in text and iconography as a creation of the later Middle Ages.