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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 521: Networks and Entanglements in Late Medieval and Early Modern Prayer Cultures, I: Case Studies

Tuesday 4 July 2023, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Late Medieval & Early Modern Prayer Cultures Network
Organiser:Carolin Gluchowski, Kunstgeschichtliches Institut Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Moderator/Chair:Carolin Gluchowski, Kunstgeschichtliches Institut Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Paper 521-aTitus Brandsma and the Mystical Entanglements of the Middle Ages
(Language: English)
Marcin Polkowski, Instytut Literaturoznawstwa, Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 521-bImagining the Spiritual Childhood of Jesus: Plurimediality and Prayer in a Middle Dutch Incunable
(Language: English)
Lieke Andrea Smits, Centre for the Arts in Society, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Art History - General, Language and Literature - Dutch, Religious Life
Paper 521-cPrayer and Devotion at Flines Abbey in the Early 16th Century: Some New Visual Evidence
(Language: English)
Michael Carter, Curatorial Department, English Heritage, London
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Art History - General, Monasticism, Religious Life

Praying is a universal phenomenon that facilitates vertical and horizontal networks. The practice enables the earthly faithful to interact with the heavenly divine. It also connects a global community of believers across religious and confessional boundaries. This session will investigate multiple layers of networks within late-medieval and early modern prayer cultures, visible in various devotional objects, especially in manuscripts and prints from this era. Speakers are members of the network 'Late Medieval and Early Modern Prayer Cultures'. The network is dedicated to promoting transnational and interdisciplinary research in the field of prayer studies.