IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 331: Spiritual Landscapes: Mapping Female Spirituality in the Middle Ages, II

Monday 3 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

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 331-aThe Inner Monastery: Weaving Space and Memory in Catalan Nunneries
(Language: English)
David Carrillo-Rangel, Departament d'Història i Arqueologia, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Lay Piety, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 331-bNetworks of Dissidence and Reform: Queens and the Reform of the Poor Clares in Castile, 14th and 15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Maria del Mar Graña Cid, Departamento de Sagrada Escritura y de Historia de la Iglesia, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Monasticism
Paper 331-cSpiritual Landscapes in Late Medieval Florence: Letters and Networks
(Language: English)
Sabrina Corbellini, Oudere Nederlandse Letterkunde Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26 9712 EK GRONINGEN
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History, Lay Piety, Monasticism

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.