IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 211: Was There an 11th Century?, II: Ideas

Monday 2 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval & Ancient Research Centre (MARCUS), University of Sheffield
Organisers:Rory Naismith, Department of History, King's College London
Danica Summerlin, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Moderator/Chair:Danica Summerlin, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Paper 211-aMale Adolescentia in the 11th Century: Some Chronicle Perspectives
(Language: English)
Emily J. Ward, Darwin College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Education, Gender Studies, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 211-bMonastic Formation in the 11th Century: Transformation or Systematisation?
(Language: English)
Micol Long, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Education, Monasticism
Paper 211-cSubverting the Law?: Scribal Confusion and Legal Doctrine in the 11th Century
(Language: English)
Christof Rolker, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften und Europäische Ethnologie, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Index terms: Canon Law, Ecclesiastical History, Manuscripts and Palaeography

While the 11th century continues to be seen as a pivotal period, it tends to be fragmented. Whether looking at papal and monastic reform, urban transformation, feudal revolution, or legal change, the individual perspectives separate the 11th century into chunks which look either forwards or backwards, but less often sideways at recent or simultaneous developments. The papers in these sessions think outside the historical boxes into which the 11th century is usually compartmentalised, looking at and critiquing the events and ideas of the period to discuss contemporary institutions, real or idealised.