IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 532: Popes and Orders: Questions of Identity and Image, I - Foundation, Reform, and Commemoration

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Pippa Salonius, School of Humanities & Creative Arts, University of Canterbury
Andrea Worm, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Moderator/Chair:Andrea Worm, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Paper 532-aBeyond All Orders: The Foundation of the Novum monasterium
(Language: English)
Jens Rueffer, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Universität Bern
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 532-bSt Nicholas and the Gregorian Reform: Pope Urban II and the Renewal of the Saint's Cult
(Language: English)
David Franz Hobelleitner, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Index terms: Art History - General, Art History - Painting, Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography
Paper 532-cPolitics of Humility?: Niccolò di Tommaso's Fresco of Pope Celestine V at Casaluce
(Language: English)
Péter Bokody, School of Humanities & Performing Arts, Plymouth University
Index terms: Art History - Painting, Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Monasticism
Abstract

This session examines the formation of new religious orders and cults in moments of flux and periods of reform. Papers examine how, in these delicate moments of political instability, the papacy promoted the reconciliation of movements operating outside mainstream boundaries of cult. Our first paper looks at Cistercian reform, tracing the new community’s reintegration into the Church. Focus shifts to papal promotion of the cult of Saint Nicholas of Bari in our second paper. The two themes of cult and order are united in a third paper on the Celestinian order’s visual propaganda of humility.