IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1517: Fluid Boundaries in Monastic Life, I: Ideals and Representations from Late Antiquity up to 800

Thursday 9 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Gent / Université de Montréal
Organiser:Gordon Blennemann, Département d’histoire, Université de Montréal
Moderator/Chair:Steven Vanderputten, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Paper 1517-aVirgins as Priests: Liturgical Agency in Late Antique Hagiography
(Language: English)
Gordon Blennemann, Département d’histoire, Université de Montréal
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1517-bWho Were the Servants of Basilicae Sanctorum in Merovingian Gaul?
(Language: English)
Anne-Marie Helvétius, amhelvetius@univ-paris8.fr
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1517-cThe Missionary Monks: A Monastic Form of Life between Regula and Everyday Life
(Language: English)
Christine Kleinjung, Historisches Seminar, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

This is the first of a series of three sessions which will challenge and explore the traditional notion of rigid boundaries between different forms of the religious life between circa 400 and 1300. Focussing on the period between Late Antiquity and c. 800, papers in this session will investigate the permeable and fluid nature of these boundaries by looking at the liturgical agency of female saints in hagiographical narratives, the status of religious men and women as servants of basilical churches, and missionary contexts.