IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1341: Medieval Monastic Memory in Word and Stone: A New Look at Religious Communities in England and Ireland

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies, Brepols
Organisers:Janet Burton, School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Karen Stöber, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
Moderator/Chairs:Janet Burton, School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Karen Stöber, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
Paper 1341-aThe Churches of the Premonstratensian Canons in Ireland
(Language: English)
Miriam Clyne, Monastic Ireland, Landscape & Settlement Project, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1341-b'For the solace of his advanced years': The Quondam in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Martin Heale, Department of History, University of Liverpool
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 1341-cRecord-Keeping at Fountains Abbey: Shaping Archival Memory
(Language: English)
Mike Spence, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

The three papers in this session treat different types of medieval sources that grant insights into important aspects of monastic history. Paper one looks at what the material remains of Irish Premonstratensian churches can tells about how the Premonstratensian canons conducted their activities. The second paper explores the sources relating to the problematic figure of the quondam – the retired monastic superior – in late medieval England, considering the challenges that the presence of former superiors raised for monastic communities. And the final paper discusses how the five surviving cartularies of Fountains Abbey simultaneously reveal and conceal the social and economic history of the monastery.