Session Title

The Urban Church

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Cathrine Besancon

Organizer Affiliation

Lake Forest College

Presider Name

Kristine Tanton

Presider Affiliation

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Univ. of California-Los Angeles

Paper Title 1

Anician Topographies of Power in the Late Antique Mediterranean

Presenter 1 Name

Kaelin Jewell

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Temple Univ.

Paper Title 2

More than a Church: The Archaeology of Early Church Agricultural Production

Presenter 2 Name

Catherine Keane

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München

Paper Title 3

Facing the Marketplace: The Romanesque Sculpted Portal of Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne

Presenter 3 Name

Cathrine Besancon

Paper Title 4

Liturgy, Church, and City: Illuminated Ritual Books in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century France

Presenter 4 Name

Katherine Clark

Presenter 4 Affiliation

College at Brockport

Start Date

14-5-2016 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1355

Description

In studies of sacred space, the threshold of the church is understood as a liminal space separating the sacred space within the church building from the secular world outside. This panel seeks to expand our understanding of the relationship between churches and their urban environments by examining how medieval sacred and secular spaces were influenced by their proximity to one another. By situating church buildings within their urban environments, this panel hopes to explore the religious, political, social, and economic contexts of building projects as well as the role of the Church within the development of medieval cities and towns.

Cathrine Besancon

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May 14th, 10:00 AM

The Urban Church

Schneider 1355

In studies of sacred space, the threshold of the church is understood as a liminal space separating the sacred space within the church building from the secular world outside. This panel seeks to expand our understanding of the relationship between churches and their urban environments by examining how medieval sacred and secular spaces were influenced by their proximity to one another. By situating church buildings within their urban environments, this panel hopes to explore the religious, political, social, and economic contexts of building projects as well as the role of the Church within the development of medieval cities and towns.

Cathrine Besancon