IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 531: Religious Life, Artistic Patronage, and Liturgical Performances in Italian Nunneries, I

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Société d'Études Interdisciplinaires sur les Femmes au Moyen Âge et à la Renaissance (SEIFMAR)
Organiser:Mercedes Pérez Vidal, Departament d'Història i Arqueologia / Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Moderator/Chair:Stella Ferrari, Dipartimento di Beni culturali e ambientali, Università degli Studi di Milano
Paper 531-aFemale Religious Patronage in Late Medieval Rome, c. 1200-1400
(Language: English)
Angelica Federici, Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Decorative Arts, Art History - Painting
Paper 531-bLiturgical Spaces and Enclosure: A Study on Poor Clares Architecture in the Medieval Venetian Area
(Language: English)
Davide Tramarin, Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali, Università degli Studi di Padova
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Liturgy, Women's Studies
Paper 531-cThe Production and Commission of Liturgical Books for Dominican Nunneries in Northern Italy
(Language: English)
Mercedes Pérez Vidal, Departament d'Història i Arqueologia / Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Art History - General, Liturgy, Religious Life, Women's Studies
Abstract

In the last two decades scholarship on female monasticism has greatly expanded our knowledge of these foundations and has helped overcoming misconceptions of older historiography. Despite these significant advancements, some core issues still need further revisions together with new studies on unpublished complexes or not still explored subjects. This is particularly evident for the Italian context. For this reason, the session will focus on some specific cases of female monasteries in Italy, exploring institutional aspects and the role of nunneries on the one side, and religious women in artistic patronage, devotional practices, and liturgical performances on the other.