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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1617: Fluid Boundaries in Monastic Life, II: Ideals and Representations, c. 800-1150

Thursday 9 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Gent / Université de Montréal
Organiser:Steven Vanderputten, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Moderator/Chair:Gordon Blennemann, Département d’histoire, Université de Montréal
Paper 1617-aClerical and Monastic Identities in the 9th and 10th Centuries: A Renewed (Yet Blurred) Distinction?
(Language: English)
Emilie Kurdziel, Centre d'Études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM), Université de Poitiers
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1617-bReformed Monastic Celibacy and Secular Sexuality in Ælfric's England
(Language: English)
Christopher Riedel, Department of History, Albion College, Michigan
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1617-cA Difficult Choice: Inserting Religious Houses in Monastic Networks during the 11th and 12th Centuries
(Language: English)
Guido Cariboni, Dipartimento di Studi medioevali umanistici e rinascimentali, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life

This is the second 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 circa 800 and 1150, papers in this session will investigate the permeable and fluid nature of these boundaries ​by looking at monastic networks, clerical and monastic forms of the religious life, and clerical and monastic sexualities.