IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 324: The Irish Church, II

Monday 3 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Mayo
Organiser:Yvonne McDermott, Department of Business, Humanities & Technology, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Moderator/Chair:Yvonne McDermott, Department of Business, Humanities & Technology, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Paper 324-aVallum or Claustrum?: The Physical Imprint of Change in Monasticism in Ireland, 900-1300
(Language: English)
Edel M. Bhreathnach, Discovery Programme, Dublin
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - Religious, Geography and Settlement Studies, Monasticism
Paper 324-b'The Other Christians': Archbishop Richard FitzRalph and the Armenian Church
(Language: English)
Bridget Riley, Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Reading
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life, Theology
Abstract

This session will explore the concept of ‘Otherness’ in the high and late medieval Church in Ireland, employing case studies from male and female monasticism, in addition to considering doctrinal differences that became manifest during the period. The papers will draw on documentary evidence to assess how concepts such as sanctuary and abjuration operated and will address the doctrinal tensions between the western Catholic and eastern Orthodox Armenian churches. The ‘otherness’ of Gaelic female religious in medieval Ireland will also be explored, with reference to both Gaelic and Anglo-Irish spheres of influence.