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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 304: Bishops and the Secular Clergy at Home, II

Monday 4 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

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 304-aThe Art of Wishful Thinking: Interior Design and the Imperialization of the Late Antique Bishop in Northern Italy
(Language: English)
Jaqueline Petra Sturm, Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - Religious, Art History - General, Byzantine Studies
Paper 304-bHouses in the Close: Cathedral Canons and Their Residence, c. 1000 - c. 1250
(Language: English)
Julia Steuart Barrow, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 304-cThe Residences of the Bishops of Durham: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives
(Language: English)
Caroline Smith, Department of Archaeology, Durham University
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General

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. Interdisciplinary in approach, this session brings together an archaeologist, an historian, and an art historian to examine how bishops and the clergy used and managed their spaces. The session will assist scholars in thinking about the issue of these figures' degree of control over their residences, control that might be limited by institutional or material factors.