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Medieval monks, nuns and monastic life
15.07.2018 - 20.07.2018 
Université de Bristol - Bristol
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Medieval monks, nuns and monastic life

21st Biennial Symposium of the International Medieval Sermon Studies Society

In memory of Phyllis Roberts

Sunday 15 July – Friday 20 July 2018


Local organizers:
Carolyn Muessig and George Ferzoco
The Centre for Monastic Heritage,
University of Bristol’s Department of Religion and Theology and Downside Abbey

Sponsors from the University of Bristol:
Faculty of Arts
Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition
Centre for Medieval Studies

Provisional programme (as of 28 June 2018)

Sunday, 15 July 2018
14.00 – 17.15 Registration and check-in
17.15 – 17.25 Welcome by the local organizers
17:25-17:50 Welcome by IMSSS President, Laura Gaffuri
18.00 – 19.00 Keynote address: Brian McGuire (Roskilde University), Bernard the Preacher: In search of intimacy
19.00 – 20.00 Reception
20.00 – 21.00 Dinner

Monday, 16 July 2018
07.30 – 08.45 Breakfast
09.30 – 10.30 Keynote address:
Claudia Rapp (University of Vienna), Words for life, spoken and written: Monasticism and homiletics in Byzantium
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00– 12.30 Preaching in Monastic and Scholastic Contexts
Anne Greule (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität), Know thyself, know God – Alan of Lille preaching De contemptu sui to monks and scholars
James Clark (University of Exeter), The preaching of university monks in medieval England
Jan Odstrcilik (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften), Between monastery and university: Different communication strategies in the sermons of Henry of Totting of Oyta
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.15 – 15.45 Vernacular Sermons and the Intellectual Life of Women Religious in the Germanic Regions
Mathilde van Dijk (University of Groningen), Sermons and collations in Diepenveen
Stephen Mossman (University of Manchester), German sermons and the literary and intellectual culture of the early Dominican Observance: A case-study from Strasbourg
Rita Voltmer (University of Trier), The true fruits of a cloistered life: Johannes Geiler of Kaysersberg and the convents in Strasbourg
15.45 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 From Mother to Son, Latin to the Vernacular: Cistercian Sermons
Stephan Borgehammar (Lund University), The Virgin Mary in an anonymous Cistercian sermon collection from early thirteenth-century Sweden
Victoria Smirnova (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow), Everyone and his brothers: actual and intended audience in Caesarius of Heisterbach’s homilies of Jesus’s childhood
Beata Spieralska-Kasprzyk (Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University), Les sermons de saint Bernard et leur traduction française
17.45 – 19.45 Business meeting for members of the IMSSS
20:00 – 21.00 Dinner

Tuesday, 17 July 2018
07.30 – 08.30 Breakfast
08.45 – 10.15 Vernacular Sermons and the Intellectual Life of Women Religious in the Germanic Regions
Thom Mertens (University of Antwerp), The Jhesus collacien-complex
Patricia Stoop (University of Antwerp), Janne Colijn’s sermons as transmitters of intellectual knowledge in the Augustinian convent of Jericho in Brussels
John Van Engen (University of Notre Dame), Prioress Alijt Bake of Galilee in Ghent as preacher and teacher
10.15 – 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 – 11.30 Preaching by Monks and Regular Canons
William H. Campbell (University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg), Monastic preaching to the laity in thirteenth-century England
Cécile Caby (Université Lyon2-Lumière), La prédication en chapitre dans les ordres monastiques et canoniaux (fin XIIe-fin XVe siècle)
11.30 – 12.30 Monastic Preaching in Late Medieval England
Christine Cooper Rompato (Utah State University), Sermons on Pentecost in medieval England: monastic, mendicant and more
Veronica O’Mara (University of Hull), Preaching to nuns in the Norwich diocese on the eve of the Reformation: the evidence from visitation records
12.40 – 13.25 Lunch
13.30 Departure from Wills Hall to Bristol city centre
13.45 Arrival in Bristol city centre; tours of medieval Bristol and/or free time
18.30 Departure from Bristol city centre to Wills Hall
18.45 Arrival Wills Hall
19.00 Dinner

Wednesday, 18 July 2018
07.30 – 08.30 Breakfast
09.15 – 10.45 Dominican sermons on monasticism
Lidia Negoi (Independent Scholar), Christi Sponse and Filie Iherusalem: nuns in Nicholas Eymerich’s model sermons
Martina Wehrli-Johns (Universität Zürich), A collacio to the Nuns of Schönensteinbach by Johannes of Mainz OP
Andrea Radošević (Old Church Slavonic Institute, Zagreb), Monks as characters in the late medieval sermon collection – Sermones Discipuli written by German Dominican Johannes Herolt
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 – 12.15 Medieval Monastic Sermons: Carolingian and Irish Examples
Christoph Galle (University of Marburg), Preaching in early medieval Frankish monasteries: The Carolingian sermon collections
Jesse Harrington (University of Cambridge), Secular oppression, monastic malediction, and the Book of Job in the tenth-century vernacular homiletic Life of Saint Adamnán
13.00 – 13.45 Lunch
14.00 – 16.00 Late Medieval Sermons in Islam and Christianity: Gender and Devotion
Linda Jones (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona), And God equated the remembrance of the pious women and the pious men: Discourses of gender equality and difference in the sermons of the Shu’ayb al-Hurayfish (d. 1398)
Travis Stevens (Harvard University), Revisiting gender in Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sermons on the Song of Songs
Lenka Panušková (Institute of Art History, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague)
Visualising a sermon: Preaching and female devotion in early fourteenth-century Bohemia
Kirsty Schut (Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto), Sermons for Dominican nuns in fourteenth-century Naples
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break:
16:30 – 18:00 Poster session (see final page for list of posters and presenters)
19.30 dinner

Thursday, 19 July 2018
06.45 – 07.40 Breakfast
07.50 Departure for Downside Abbey
09.00 – 11.30 coffee, followed by visits of Downside Abbey, its library, and a display of manuscripts
11.30 – 12.25 Workshop: led by Dr Edward Sutcliffe, University of Bristol
12.30 – 12.50 Monastic liturgical office with the monks of Downside, followed by a greeting by the Prior
13.00 – 13.45 Lunch with the monks of Downside
13.55 – 15.25 Late Antique and Early Medieval Monastic Sermons
Jerzy Szafranowski (University of Warsaw), The earliest instances of monastic pastoral activity in Gaul
Nikolas O. Hoel (Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago), Monasticism in the homilies of Gregory the Great
Ilya Dines (Library of Congress, Washington D.C.), The Physiologus and its role in monastic preaching and education
15.35 Departure for Wells
16.00 – 18.15 Wells – free to visit the cathedral and surrounding area
18.15 Departure for Symposium Dinner
19.30 Symposium Dinner

Friday, 20 July 2018
07.30 – 08.30 Breakfast
08.45 – 09.45 Coptic and Greek Monastic Homilies on Predestination and the Afterlife
Anna Rogozhina (National Research University HSE Moscow), Preaching about the fate of the soul: Coptic monastic homilies and its impact on medieval Coptic hagiography
Dirk Krausmüller (University of Vienna), Theodore of Stoudios’ engagement in contemporary debates about asceticism, predestination, clairvoyance & the vision of God
09.45 – 10.45 Camaldolese Preaching in Late Medieval Italy
Daniela Delcorno Branca (University of Bologna), La cura monialium d’un camaldule: culture humaniste, ascétique, patristique
Giacomo Mariani (Fondazione San Carlo in Modena and Central European University), Camaldolese preaching in Renaissance Florence: Declamations and instructions to preachers in Paolo Orlandini’s Gymnastica monachorum
10.45 – 11.15: Coffee break
11.15 – 11.30: Remembering Phyllis Roberts
Anne Thayer (Lancaster Seminary)
11:30 – 12:30: Roundtable Discussion
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch and departure (except of course for those who are staying an extra night)

Barr, Beth Alison Baylor University Gendered networks? Women, Dominicans, and John Mirk’s Festial in fifteenth-century England
Bériou, Nicole & Burghart, Marjorie CNRS IRHT Small is beautiful: The treasures of Ms. Paris, BnF, NAL 3245
Catalán Casanova, Oriol Universitat Pompeu Fabra French and Spanish sermons in Catalan Benedictine monasteries
Claeson, Erik Lund University Medieval sermons on saints in Sweden: Rhetoric and theology
Debby, Nirit Ben-Aryeh Ben-Gurion University Crusade sermons and visual propaganda in Italy
Delcorno, Pietro Central European University Discussing religious life in Paradise: The Quadragesimale peregrini
Franchini, Antonio Marson Archivio di Stato di Modena Two sermons on St Benedict from Paris of the XIIIth century. Their edition and comparison
Hanska, Jussi Tampere University A Benedictine Origin of Anti-Judaic Preaching? Walahfrid Strabo’s De subversione Jesuralem
Hollick, Bernhard Universität Köln Classicism and the Wycliffite threat in Brinton's sermons
Janz-Wenig, Katrin Öst. Akad. der Wissenschaften Sermones Socci. A monastic sermon collection and its use as a preaching aid
Kennedy, Amelia Yale University Growing old in a medieval Cistercian monastery
Marvel, Elizabeth Baylor University Injunctions in bishops’ registers and the pastoral care of women religious in late medieval England
Marx, Alexander Universität Wien Monastic preaching of the Crusades: Methodological issues and approaches
Mastrantuono, Laura Université de Lyon 2 Jacopo da Varazze's Sermones de tempore and monasticism
Noutsou, Stamatia Masaryk University Preaching against heresy inside the monastic walls: Two sermons of Geoffrey of Auxerre’s Super Apocalypsin
Polacek, Juraj Comenius University Mourning Jerusalem: Echoes of the Book of Jeremiah in the Seventh-Century Sermon Expugnatio Hiersolymae
Portnykh, Valentin L. Novosibirsk State University Crusade indulgence as preached by monks and friars
Pumprová, Anna University of Ostrava Manuscript evidence of the genesis of a collection of monastic sermons by Peter of Zittau
Sonntag, Jörg Technische Universität, Dresden Monastic hierarchy according to the Pontigny Sermons on the Rule of Benedict
Soukup, Pavel Academy of Sciences, Prague Augustinian Preachers of the Anti-Hussite Crusade, 1426-1468
Thayer, Anne Lancaster Seminary Thema ad claustrales: Thomas Swalwell’s notes on monastic life
Young, John Flagler College Visitors to the cloister: Outsiders in monastic sermons of the High Middle Ages

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