IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1507: Reclaiming the 11th Century

Thursday 6 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Department of History, King's College London
Organisers:Rory Naismith, Department of History, King's College London
Danica Summerlin, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Moderator/Chair:Charles West, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Paper 1507-aExegesis and the Challenge of Cognitive Reform in the 11th Century: The Evidence of Ivo of Chartres and Bruno of Segni
(Language: English)
William L. North, Department of History, Carleton College, Minnesota
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Law, Theology
Paper 1507-bPatriarchy and Church Law in the 11th Century
(Language: English)
Greta Austin, Department of Religion, University of Puget Sound, Washington
Index terms: Canon Law, Law, Women's Studies
Paper 1507-cFrom 1066 to 1095: Family Traditions, Conquest, and the First Crusade
(Language: English)
Lars Kjær, Department of History, New College of the Humanities, London
Index terms: Crusades, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History

Papal and monastic reform; Norman Conquest; Investiture Controversy; urban transformation; feudal revolution; legal change; crusade – all of these and more besides have been associated with the 11th century. There has never been any doubt that it was a pivotal period. However, the strength of these various and individual perspectives has tended to fragment the 11th century into separate chunks which look either forwards or backwards, but less often sideways at recent or simultaneous developments. The papers in this session all think outside the historical boxes into which the 11th century is usually compartmentalised, considering change, and looking beyond just the blue riband events to contemporary areas to discuss ideas of institutions and institutionalism, real or ideal, in the period.