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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 321: Medieval Mystics: Networks, Relationships, and Influences, III

Monday 3 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Mysticism & Lived Experience Network
Organiser:Amanda Langley, School of History, Queen Mary University of London
Moderator/Chairs:Einat Klafter, Cohn Institute for the History & Philosophy of Science & Ideas, Tel Aviv University
Amanda Langley, School of History, Queen Mary University of London
Respondent:Amanda Langley, School of History, Queen Mary University of London
Paper 321-aLooking with the Eye of Understanding: Agency, Gender, and Optics in The Showings of Julian of Norwich
(Language: English)
Abigail Palmisano, Department of English, Loyola University Chicago, Illinois
Index terms: Education, Religious Life, Science, Theology
Paper 321-b'Medieval Nuns: What do they know? Do they know things? Let's find out!' - Knowledge Transmission across Female Monastic Networks in Late Medieval Europe
(Language: English)
Verena Puth, Institutionen för kultur och estetik, Stockholms universitet
Index terms: Monasticism, Religious Life, Theology, Women's Studies

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.