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Published on Monday, October 26, 2020 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

The Gregorian Reform led to a reframing of the role of bishops and diocesan institutions that cemented their power and ultimately permitted the construction of the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe. To mark the 800th anniversary of the Cathedral of Burgos, we propose to explore the dynamics, strategies, institutions and personnel behind the construction of the medieval diocese leading to the building of the temples we admire today. Our focus will be on the period 1150-1250, culminating as it does in the construction of the Cathedral of Burgos, but we welcome papers on other parts of Europe and set in other medieval periods that explore the following themes related to the emergence of the mature medieval diocese.

Announcement

Universidad de Burgos (Spain), 22th - 24th September 2021

Argument

The Gregorian Reform led to a reframing of the role of bishops and diocesan institutions that cemented their power and ultimately permitted the construction of the great Gothic cathedrals of Europe. To mark the 800th anniversary of the Cathedral of Burgos, we propose to explore the dynamics, strategies, institutions and personnel behind the construction of the medieval diocese leading to the building of the temples we admire today. Our focus will be on the period 1150-1250, culminating as it does in the construction of the Cathedral of Burgos, but we welcome papers on other parts of Europe and set in other medieval periods that explore the following themes related to the emergence of the mature medieval diocese:

  • Territorial consolidation: diocesan borders, inter-diocesan hierarchies and conflicts.
  • Structural consolidation: network of parishes, fiscality, ecclesiastical offices and benefices.
  • Institutional consolidation: cathedral chapters, use of archdeaconries, archpriesthoods and secular abbeys.
  • Intra-diocesan conflict: monasteries, collegial churches etc.
  • The agents: bishops, chapter, clergy (bishop-chapter conflict, patronage and client networks, diocesan reforms, education, cultural production).

Submission guidelines

Submissions proposals no longer than 300 words for individual papers should be submitted to burgensis2021@gmail.com

Key Dates 2021:

  • Deadline for submissions, March 1st

  • Confirmation of acceptance, April 15th
  • Registration opens, May 1st
  • Registration ends, July 30th

Practical information

  • Languages: Spanish, English
  • Registration Fee: 50 euros

Venue: Facultad de Humanidades, Universidad de Burgos

Further information: http://www3.ubu.es/dioceses

Convenors

Susana Guijarro (Univ. Cantabria) & David Peterson (Univ. Burgos)

Conference secretaries

Leticia Agúndez (Univ. Cantabria) & Iván García Izquierdo (Univ. Burgos)

Organised by: Área de Historia Medieval de la Universidad de Burgos & Área de Historia Medieval de la Universidad de Cantabria, Proyecto Burgensis (PID2019-108273CB-100).

Subjects

Places

  • Universidad de Burgos
    Burgos, Kingdom of Spain

Date(s)

  • Monday, March 01, 2021

Attached files

Keywords

  • Middle Ages, Bishops, Diocese, Chapter

Information source

  • Leticia Agúndez
    courriel : burgensis2021 [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Building the medieval diocese. Strategies, agents and instruments », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, October 26, 2020, https://calenda.org/810157

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