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Published on Friday, July 31, 2015 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

In 2016, the Dominican Order will celebrate its 800th anniversary. In the Middle Ages, the order played a crucial role throughout Europe, most significantly with regards to debates on preaching and pastoral care, heresy and inquisition, poverty and wealth. To mark this anniversary, several sessions on the history of the order in its early phase shall be organized at the International Medieval Congress (IMC) in Leeds. The aim of these sessions is to gain an overview of the current research and to establish a network of researchers from different countries.

Announcement

Argument

In 2016, the Dominican Order will celebrate its 800th anniversary. In the Middle Ages, the order played a crucial role throughout Europe, most significantly with regards to debates on preaching and pastoral care, heresy and inquisition, poverty and wealth. To mark this anniversary, several sessions on the history of the order in its early phase shall be organized at the International Medieval Congress (IMC) in Leeds. The aim of these sessions is to gain an overview of the current research and to establish a network of researchers from different countries. We invite papers from a wide variety of disciplines. Interdisciplinary papers are also most welcome.  

Papers are especially invited on topics related, but not limited, to: 

  1. questions of innovation and tradition in the early phase of the order, also with respect to women’s monasteries;
  2. the Dominican educational and training system, also with respect to the formation of universities;
  3. Dominican spirituality;
  4. the Dominican order in conflict with itself and others, e.g. concerning Dominican Observance, inquisition or debates with other cultures and religions (Mongols, Jews, Muslims, etc.) 

As we cannot provide funding, participants are required to cover all their own expenses. However, the IMC offers a bursary application option (see website of the Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, for details). Conference papers should be in English only.

Guideline submission

Please submit a 300-word abstract and a short CV to s.vonheusinger@uni-koeln.de, using the subject header “Leeds”. 

by 31st August, 2015.

For further questions please contact Prof. Dr. Sabine von Heusinger: s.vonheusinger@uni-koeln.de

Place and date

International Medieval Congress at Leeds / GB

4th-7th  July, 2016

Organizers

(in charge of the selection)

  • Prof. Dr. Sabine von Heusinger, Universitaet zu Koeln, Germany
  • P. Elias H. Fuellenbach OP, Instituts zur Erforschung der Geschichte des Dominikanerordens im deutschen Sprachraum, Dominikanerprovinz Teutonia

Sponsor

IGDom – Institut zur Erforschung der Geschichte des Dominikanerordens im deutschen Sprachraum, Cologne /Germany

Places

  • Leeds, Britain

Date(s)

  • Monday, August 31, 2015

Keywords

  • dominicain, preaching, education, pastoral care, heresy, inquisition, poverty, wealth

Contact(s)

  • Sabine Von Heusinger
    courriel : s [dot] vonheusinger [at] uni-koeln [dot] de

Information source

  • Sabine Von Heusinger
    courriel : s [dot] vonheusinger [at] uni-koeln [dot] de

To cite this announcement

« The Dominican Order in the Middle Ages », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, July 31, 2015, https://calenda.org/336001

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