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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 221: Medieval Mystics: Networks, Relationships, and Influences, II

Monday 3 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Mysticism & Lived Experience Network
Organiser:Amanda Langley, School of History, Queen Mary University of London
Moderator/Chair:Laura Saetveit Miles, Institutt for Fremmedspråk, Universitet i Bergen
Paper 221-aNetworks of Concern and Care: Hildegard of Bingen and Her Female Correspondents
(Language: English)
Christina Grundmann, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life, Theology, Women's Studies
Paper 221-b'We Don't Talk about Francis': Margery Kempe's Networks of Influence in Rome
(Language: English)
Einat Klafter, Cohn Institute for the History & Philosophy of Science & Ideas, Tel Aviv University
Index terms: Hagiography, Lay Piety, Religious Life

The Mysticism & Lived Experience Network has organised a series of panels exploring the networks that developed between mystics, those within their local, regional, and international communities, and those who supported them and their works. These networks were essential for the composition and transmission of the mystics' texts, the validation of their experiences, their spiritual and theological development, and their understanding of religious life, as well as the funding of their communities and charitable works. Such communities also aided prospective canonisation processes and promoted the circulation of ideas that influenced and initiated new generations of mystics into the calling.