IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 625: The Body in the City

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Prato Consortium for Medieval & Renaissance Studies
Organiser:Peter Francis Howard, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Moderator/Chair:Anne Holloway, School of Philosophy, History & International Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Paper 625-aMissing Men and the Body Social in Tuscan Mountain Communities
(Language: English)
Cecilia Hewlett, Prato Centre, Monash University, Victoria
Cecilia Hewlett, Prato Centre, Monash University, Victoria
Cecilia Hewlett, Prato Centre, Monash University, Victoria
Index terms: Daily Life, Demography, Social History
Paper 625-bA Priest Walks into a Bar: The Clergy in Taverns in Late Medieval Italy
(Language: English)
Roisin Cossar, Department of History, University of Manitoba
Roisin Cossar, Department of History, University of Manitoba
Roisin Cossar, Department of History, University of Manitoba
Index terms: Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History, Social History
Paper 625-cFeeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul: Preaching and Food in Renaissance Florence
(Language: English)
Peter Francis Howard, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Peter Francis Howard, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Peter Francis Howard, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Sermons and Preaching, Social History, Theology
Abstract

‘The Body in the City’ is a long-term Prato Consortium project involving researchers from three continents. It aims to develop histories of the body by examining real and metaphorical bodies in the urban context. The papers presented at the IMC focus on the issue of food: feeding the body in the context of rural-urban issues in Renaissance Tuscany, the issues surrounding the habits of secular clergy in the urban space in relation to spaces of public sociability such as the tavern, and the meaning of food, feast and fasting as metaphor in preaching in Renaissance Florence.