Session Title

Rethinking Reform III: Unity or Plurality? Local Reforms and Global Narratives, Eleventh-Twelfth Centuries

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Iuris Canonici Medii Aevi Consociatio (ICMAC), the International Society of Medieval Canon Law

Organizer Name

Maureen C. Miller, William L. North

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of California-Berkeley, Carleton College

Presider Name

John S. Ott

Presider Affiliation

Portland State Univ.

Paper Title 1

The Local Implementation of Reform Ideals: The Augustinian Canons of Saint Ursus in Aosta

Presenter 1 Name

Cheryl Kaufman

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Texas-Austin

Paper Title 2

The Battle against Heresy Visualized in an Eleventh-Century Moralia in Job (Bamberg: Staatsbibliothek, MS bibl. 41)

Presenter 2 Name

Charles S. Buchanan

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Ohio Univ.

Paper Title 3

Reforms at Different Paces: The Disturbance Caused by the Arrival of Papal Bulls in Lotharingia and Flanders in the 1070s

Presenter 3 Name

Brigitte Meijns

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Katholieke Univ. Leuven/Univ. Catholique de Louvain

Paper Title 4

Respondent

Presenter 4 Name

William L. North

Start Date

11-5-2013 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 213

Description

Monastic Reform Movement, Canonical Reform Movement, Gregorian Reform, Papal Reform Movement…such terms, common in the historiography of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, homogenize and centralize the phenomenon of reform, and detach the theory and practice of reform from local contexts. Continuing the fruitful discussions begun in the Kalamazoo panels on “Rethinking Reform” in 2012, and as one of the 2013 “Rethinking Reform” panels (of which two others are sponsored by Episcopus), this panel interrogates the intersections and contradictions between global notions of reform, like the Gregorian Reform, and the ways in which reform was conceptualized and enacted in localities. The critical examination of the different levels of reform and loci of reforming authority is particularly important in developing a new, more dynamic and inclusive set of narratives and explanatory models for the phenomenon of religious reform. Papers examining specific cases of reform in localities and regions; local or transregional mechanisms of reform; the interaction between local and global in canon law; or instances of conflict between reform agendas or reforming authorities are particularly welcome.

Greta Austin

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May 11th, 1:30 PM

Rethinking Reform III: Unity or Plurality? Local Reforms and Global Narratives, Eleventh-Twelfth Centuries

Bernhard 213

Monastic Reform Movement, Canonical Reform Movement, Gregorian Reform, Papal Reform Movement…such terms, common in the historiography of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, homogenize and centralize the phenomenon of reform, and detach the theory and practice of reform from local contexts. Continuing the fruitful discussions begun in the Kalamazoo panels on “Rethinking Reform” in 2012, and as one of the 2013 “Rethinking Reform” panels (of which two others are sponsored by Episcopus), this panel interrogates the intersections and contradictions between global notions of reform, like the Gregorian Reform, and the ways in which reform was conceptualized and enacted in localities. The critical examination of the different levels of reform and loci of reforming authority is particularly important in developing a new, more dynamic and inclusive set of narratives and explanatory models for the phenomenon of religious reform. Papers examining specific cases of reform in localities and regions; local or transregional mechanisms of reform; the interaction between local and global in canon law; or instances of conflict between reform agendas or reforming authorities are particularly welcome.

Greta Austin