IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1019: Cities of Readers, I: Shared Devotional Culture

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:NWO Project 'Cities of Readers', Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Organiser:Johanneke Uphoff, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Moderator/Chair:Pieter Boonstra, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Paper 1019-aAbout 'Amor Dei': Texts and Experiences across Laity and Religious in Late Medieval Italy, 14th and 15th Centuries
(Language: English)
Isabella Gagliardi, Dipartimento di Storia, Archeologia, Geografia, Arte, Spettacolo, Università degli Studi di Firenze
Index terms: Hagiography, Lay Piety, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 1019-bBelief in Business: The Role of Gerard Leeu's (active 1477-1492) Incunabula in the Spirituality of the Late Medieval Low Countries
(Language: English)
Anna Dlabačová, Centre for the Arts in Society, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch, Printing History, Religious Life
Paper 1019-cBequeathing Books: Book Donation and Shared Devotional Culture between Lay and Religious in the Late Medieval Low Countries
(Language: English)
Johanneke Uphoff, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Lay Piety, Religious Life

The research project ‘Cities of Readers: Religious Literacies in the Long 15th Century’ aims at reconstructing the impact and the diffusion of religious readership and the making of religious knowledge among lay believers and to study their active role in this process. This session focuses on the way religious knowledge and religious textuality could be approached in terms of a ‘shared culture’ crossing the traditional boundaries between lay and religious individuals and groups. The papers will re-discuss the traditional divide between the textual worlds of the laity and the religious; the contacts and networks between individuals and groups, and the creation of ‘communities of readers’.