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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1545: The Material Culture of Urban Schools and Universities

Thursday 4 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Theresa Gross-Diaz, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago
Moderator/Chair:Alex Novikoff, Department of History, Rhodes College, Tennessee
Paper 1545-aBuilding Pastoral Reform in Medieval Paris
(Language: English)
Tanya Stabler Miller, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago
Index terms: Architecture - General, Economics - Urban, Lay Piety, Women's Studies
Paper 1545-bPsalms and the City: Scholastic Commentaries Take to the Streets
(Language: English)
Theresa Gross-Diaz, Department of History, Loyola University Chicago
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Daily Life, Education
Paper 1545-cIndices matériels de la production, de la circulation et de l’apprentissage du Liber Extra au programme à l’université au Moyen-Age: Une autorité ou des autorités au service de la norme?
(Language: French)
Frédérique Cahu, UFR d’Histoire de l’Art et Archéologie, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne
Index terms: Education, Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography

The cathedral schools and the universities that developed from them were necessarily urban phenomena. Masters and students lived in, preached in, ate, fought, and partied in the city, and they were in constant contact with other urban residents and visitors. This session aims to explore the material intersection of the urban environment and the schools. The papers address such questions as location of teaching and preaching; production and circulation of manuscripts; dissemination of scholastic ideals of reform; royal and other ownership of real estate; students' and masters' housing; urban properties owned by the schools.