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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1034: Episcopal Networks and Administrative Connections

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organiser:Kyly Walker, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Monash University, Victoria
Moderator/Chair:Philippa Hoskin, School of History & Heritage, University of Lincoln
Paper 1034-aAbbot Bernard of Clairvaux Network with Bishops in Scandinavia in the Light of the Establishment of the Cistercian Nydala Abbey in Sweden
(Language: English)
Ralf Palmgren, Department of Philosophy, History, Culture & Art Studies, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Local History, Monasticism, Social History
Paper 1034-bBishop Gilbert Foliot's Friendship and Networking and Their Relation to Episcopal Administration
(Language: English)
Yinwen Mai, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History, Social History
Paper 1034-cConnections in the Registers of Archbishops Wickwane and Romeyn, 1279-1296
(Language: English)
Laura Atkinson, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Administration, Ecclesiastical History

This session will explore some of the ways in which networks and relationships impacted upon the development of episcopal administration and the founding of monasteries in the 12th and 13th centuries. A bishop's connections, both within his diocese and outside of it, were key vectors for the transmission of ideas about such processes. These three papers will consider the importance of personal friendships and pre-existing relationships within the ecclesiastical sphere for evolving episcopal administrative practices in England and the establishment of Cistercian houses in Sweden.