IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1634: Memory, Identity, and Emotions in Medieval Welsh Monasteries

Thursday 5 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Monastic Wales Project
Organisers:Janet Burton, School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Karen Stöber, Departament d'Història, Universitat de Lleida
Moderator/Chair:Emilia Jamroziak, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 1634-aEnglish or Welsh?: The Struggle for Dore Abbey
(Language: English)
Ian Bass, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1634-bMemory and History: St Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr, and the Monks of Gloucester
(Language: English)
Janet Burton, School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1634-cHow to Be a Good Nun: Llanllugan and Representations of Religious Women in Medieval Mid-Wales
(Language: English)
Amy Reynolds, School of History & Archaeology, University of Bangor
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Women's Studies
Abstract

This session considers different ways in which monastic memory was created, transmitted, and (ab)used in medieval Wales. The first paper aims to examine the dispute between the bishops of Hereford and St Davids and the Cistercian monks at Dore Abbey over which diocese their monastery lay within, considering the concept of ‘national identity’. Paper two explores the role of memory in the creation of the history of Llanbadarn Fawr Priory, formerly a cell of Gloucester Abbey. The third paper explores exploring feelings towards monastic women in mid-Wales and how they were perceived by their contemporaries.