IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 632: Living in a Material World: Materiality and Monasticism, II

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Research in Historiography & Historical Cultures / Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Organiser:Abigail Monk, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Moderator/Chair:Katherine Weikert, Department of Archaeology / Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 632-aMaking Monastic Meals Immaterial
(Language: English)
Barbara Hargreaves, Department of History, Durham University
Barbara Hargreaves, Department of History, Durham University
Barbara Hargreaves, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Hagiography, Monasticism
Paper 632-bGrowing Old in a Medieval Cistercian Monastery
(Language: English)
Amelia Kennedy, Department of History, Yale University
Amelia Kennedy, Department of History, Yale University
Amelia Kennedy, Department of History, Yale University
Index terms: Demography, Medicine, Mentalities, Monasticism
Paper 632-cAt Death's Door: Taking the Habit before Judgement in Orderic Vitalis's Historia Ecclesiastica
(Language: English)
Abigail Monk, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Abigail Monk, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Abigail Monk, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism
Abstract

This session is the second of two sessions held on Materiality and Monasticism and focuses on the social aspects of monasticism. The papers in this session will look at the food consumed within the monasteries, old age and the impact that had on Cistercian houses, and the depiction of rejecting the world prior to death in a 12th-century Norman chronicle. The session will contain several broad themes, including hagiography, demography and historiography and is a well-rounded final addition to the ‘Living in a Material World: Materiality and Monasticism’ sessions.