IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 238: Education and Society: Schools, Teachers, and Pupils in the Medieval World

Monday 2 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Sarah Bridget Lynch, Department of History, Angelo State University, Texas
Moderator/Chair:Christine E. Meek, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Paper 238-a'Princeps erudire ac bonis moribus imbutere': Cultural, Moral, and Civic Education in Giorgio Valagussa's Elite Teaching Experience
(Language: English)
Federico Piseri, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università degli Studi di Pavia
Index terms: Education, Language and Literature - Latin, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 238-bEducating Citizens: Grammar and Abacus Teaching in the Italian Cities from the 13th to the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Stefania Zucchini, Dipartimento di Lettere - Lingue, Letterature e Civiltà antiche e moderne, Università degli Studi di Perugia
Index terms: Daily Life, Education, Social History
Paper 238-cEducation and Schooling in Late Medieval French Wills
(Language: English)
Sarah Bridget Lynch, Department of History, Angelo State University, Texas
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Education, Social History

In the medieval world, schools and those engaged in learning and teaching played a role in the societies around them. Schools attracted the literate and the educated into communities. They also allowed for members of communities to acquire literacy and education, thus enhancing the economic and intellectual life of the community. Beyond these obvious benefits, the presence of schools interacted, changed and occasionally caused havoc in the cities and courts where they were situated. This session will explore the impact elementary and grammar education had on circles and communities in later medieval Italy and France, with particular emphasis on the interaction between the needs of society at large and the emergence of formal schooling.