IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 231: Spiritual Landscapes: Mapping Female Spirituality in the Middle Ages, I

Monday 3 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Organiser:Núria Jornet-Benito, Departament de Biblioteconomia, Documentació i Comunicació Audiovisual / Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Moderator/Chair:Delfi-Isabel Nieto-Isabel, Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Paper 231-aNavigating Medieval Spiritual Landscapes in the Age of Digital Humanities
(Language: English)
Núria Jornet-Benito, Departament de Biblioteconomia, Documentació i Comunicació Audiovisual / Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Lay Piety, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 231-bMonastic Landscapes: Monasteries, Convents, and Nunneries in Andalusia at the End of the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Silvia María Pérez González, Departamento de Geografía, Historia y Filosofía, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism
Paper 231-cThe Monastery and Its Environment: The Use of GIS for the Study of Monastic Estates in the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Maria Soler-Sala, Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Xavier Costa-Badia, Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Computing in Medieval Studies, Monasticism
Abstract

Medieval spirituality is a multifaceted reality composed of a wealth of expressions that keep posing new questions for researchers. The main goal of this strand of two sessions is to explore the transformation and development of female spirituality in different areas of southern Europe during the Late Middle Ages. On the basis of an innovative holistic approach, and working from a comparative gender perspective, we will present analysis models that demonstrate, on the one hand, the territorial, urban, and social impact of institutional spaces of female religiosity and, on the other, the role of women in monastic networks and communities, and in spiritual networks of reform and dissent. These models will in turn be used to visualize and assess the role played by women in the construction of the global monastic landscape at the dawn of the new communities of interpretation that would later shape European identity.