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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1717: Fluid Boundaries in Monastic Life, III: Ideals and Representations, c. 1150-1300

Thursday 9 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Henri Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies, Universiteit Gent / Université de Montréal
Organiser:Micol Long, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Moderator/Chair:Emilia Jamroziak, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 1717-aThe Normative Framework of Intra-Monastic Transfer in the Long 12th Century
(Language: English)
Micol Long, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Johan Belaen, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1717-bMonastic Networks, 11th-15th Centuries: Watertight and Partitioned Structures?
(Language: English)
Stéphane Lecouteux, Centre de recherches archéologiques et historiques anciennes et médiévales Université de Caen Normandie
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 1717-cFluid Perceptions: Contemporary Approaches to New Forms of Religious Life in the 12th and 13th Centuries
(Language: English)
Cristina Andenna, Forschungsstelle für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte (FOVOG), Technische Universität Dresden
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life

This is the third 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 1150 and 1300, papers in this session will investigate the permeable and fluid nature of these boundaries in three different ways. The first paper addresses the normative framework which regulated the transfer of monks between monasteries; the second shows how monastic networks fostered the circulation of monks and manuscripts, and the third address contemporary perceptions of new forms of religious life in the 12th and 13th century.