IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1331: Institutional Organisation, Management, and Authority, II: Lincoln and Its Diocese in the Later Middle Ages

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Lincoln Record Society
Organiser:Abigail Dorr, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Moderator/Chair:Alison McHardy, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 1331-aExploiting Early Academic and Pastoral Networks: Richard Gravesend as Bishop of Lincoln
(Language: English)
Sam Howden, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Local History, Religious Life
Paper 1331-bThe Theology of Robert Grosseteste and the Ordering of the Diocese of Lincoln, 1235-1253
(Language: English)
Jack Cunningham, School of Humanities, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln
Index terms: Anthropology, Ecclesiastical History, Theology
Paper 1331-cBrotherhood or 'Otherhood'?: Issues of Inclusion and Exclusion in Lincolnshire's Late Medieval Guilds
(Language: English)
Claire Kennan, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Daily Life, Local History, Social History

Ecclesiastical History has been the centre of much scholarly discussion for the preceding two centuries. However, the relationship between the cathedral, its personnel, and the wider diocese needs further assessment. What was the cathedral’s position within its locality and how was this maintained? Using the cathedrals of Lincoln and Durham as case studies, this panel discusses how cathedrals were organised and managed, and addresses how their authority was disseminated throughout the diocese in the later Middle Ages. Largely using new evidence, the panel questions the stability of cathedrals as institutions and the effect of economic, spiritual, and administrative decisions on their relationship with the outside world.