IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 646: Traces of Memory in the Western Mediterranean, II: Monastic Memory

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals / Institución Milá y Fontanals (IMF), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) / Grup de Recerca en Estudis Medievals d'Art, Història, Paleografia i Arqueologia (MAHPA), Universitat de Barcelona
Organisers:Núria Jornet-Benito, Departament de Biblioteconomia, Documentació i Comunicació Audiovisual / Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Maria Soler-Sala, Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Moderator/Chair:Xavier Costa-Badia, Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Paper 646-aArchival Memory in the Medieval Monasteries: The Case of St Antoni i Sta Clara of Barcelona
(Language: English)
Núria Jornet-Benito, Departament de Biblioteconomia, Documentació i Comunicació Audiovisual / Institut de Recerca en Cultures Medievals, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 646-bSpaces, Chronicles, and Modern Narratives: The Constructed Memory of Iberian Poor Clares
(Language: English)
Araceli Rosillo-Luque, Arxiu-Biblioteca dels Franciscans de Catalunya / Departament d'Història Medieval, Paleografia i Diplomàtica, Universitat de Barcelona
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

The monastery – both its inner spaces and its links to the outside world – is a place of memory. Using both a spatial and gender approach, this session aims to explore the different facets (or aspects) of this ‘place of memory’. We will analyse the role played by archival records, their storage and preservation, and that of the persons in charge in creating and preserving the memory of a monastic community. The key role of monastic chronicles and historiography in memory building will also be examined. Finally, the talks will address the fundamental part played by liturgical performances and devotional practices, as memory vehicles and in the building of monastic idiosyncrasy.