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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 649: Urban Spaces, Places, and Power, II: Corporate Contexts

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Heather McCune Bruhn, Department of Art History, Pennsylvania State University
Kara Morrow, Department of Art History, Florida State University
Moderator/Chair:Charlotte Stanford, Department of Humanities, Classics & Comparative Literature, Brigham Young University, Utah
Paper 649-aCorporative Space and the Urban Transformation of Late Medieval Bruges
(Language: English)
Mathijs Speecke, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Economics - Urban, Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History
Paper 649-bGuild Networks in Urban Space: Social Relations and Locational Patterns of Leatherworkers in Late Medieval Bruges, 14th-16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Ward Leloup, Department of History Archaeology Arts Philosophy & Ethics (HARP) Vrije Universiteit Brussel / Vakgroep Geschiedenis Universiteit Gent
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Geography and Settlement Studies, Local History, Social History
Paper 649-cThe Bruco Uprising of July 1371: Neighbourhood Identity and Expressions of Masculinity in Trecento Siena
(Language: English)
Nicholas Munn, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Gender Studies, Local History, Mentalities, Social History

Medieval urban spaces were often unified by city walls, but also subdivided within those enclosures into myriad territories. Individual guilds divided a city's merchants and skilled artisans, designations often reflected in the street names and neighborhoods. Even in the smallest walled communities, clear boundaries existed between different zones of authority. This session addresses the notion of borders within boundaries, subdivisions within unified spaces, and the ways in which those liminal zones could be crossed, transgressed, enforced, rejected, and/or otherwise exploited in corporate contexts.