IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 631: Religious Life, Artistic Patronage, and Liturgical Performances in Italian Nunneries, II

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Société d'Études Interdisciplinaires sur les Femmes au Moyen Âge et à la Renaissance (SEIFMAR)
Organiser:Stella Ferrari, Dipartimento di Beni culturali e ambientali, Università degli Studi di Milano
Moderator/Chair:Mercedes Pérez Vidal, Departament d'Història i Arqueologia / Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Paper 631-a'Una rosa sirica': Patronage and Control of Venetian Convents
(Language: English)
Silvia Carraro, Dipartimento di Culture e Civiltà, Università degli Studi di Verona
Index terms: Gender Studies, Monasticism
Paper 631-bMulieres religiose and Cistercian Nuns: The Example of San Giovanni della Pipia
(Language: English)
Elena Vanelli, Historisches Seminar, Universität Hamburg
Index terms: Religious Life, Women's Studies
Paper 631-cFrom domus dominarum albarum to Dominican Convent: St Maria della Vittoria in Milan and Its Architectural Form, 13th-15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Stella Ferrari, Dipartimento di Beni culturali e ambientali, Università degli Studi di Milano
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, 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 Despite these significant advancements, some core issues still need further revisions together with new studies on unpublished complexes or not still explored subjects.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 role of nunneries on the one side, and religious women in artistic patronage, devotional practices and liturgical performances on the other.