IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 838: Boundaries of Community in the 11th and 12th Centuries

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Marco Institute for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Organiser:Lauren L. Whitnah, Marco Institute for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Moderator/Chair:Megan Welton, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Paper 838-aBoundaries of Circulation: Mortuary Rolls and Central Medieval Monastic Networks
(Language: English)
Kate Craig, Department of History, Auburn University, Alabama
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Geography and Settlement Studies, Monasticism
Paper 838-bOn the Border of the Heavenly Jerusalem: Communal Networks of Relics in 11th-Century Germany
(Language: English)
Courtney Luckhardt, Department of History, University of Southern Mississippi
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Genealogy and Prosopography
Paper 838-cBoundaries of Devotion: Durham and the Haliwerfolc in the 12th Century
(Language: English)
Lauren L. Whitnah, Marco Institute for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Lay Piety
Abstract

In keeping with the special thematic strand of borders, this session will explore definitions and delimitations of medieval religious communities. Not focusing purely on formally-constituted communities such as monasteries, we will also examine informal communities of religious devotion, considering how the borders around group identity could be both defined and defied. We will devote particular attention to the spatial implications of these communities as we investigate the real and imagined borders they constructed, whether as part of a localized process of inclusion and exclusion or as part of creating long-distance networks of connection and separation.