Session Title

Early Medieval Monasticisms, New Questions, New Approaches I: Monastic Landscapes

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Network for the Study of Late Antique and Early Medieval Monasticism

Organizer Name

Matthieu van der Meer, Albrecht Diem

Organizer Affiliation

Syracuse Univ., Syracuse Univ.

Presider Name

Albrecht Diem

Paper Title 1

Like a Fish Out of Water: Antony the Great and the Ascetic Landscape

Presenter 1 Name

Daniel Lemeni

Presenter 1 Affiliation

West Univ. of Timişoara

Paper Title 2

Consider the Cook, the Baker, and the Server: The Archaeology of Monastic Kitchens from Early Byzantine Monasteries in the Near East

Presenter 2 Name

Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Wittenberg Univ.

Paper Title 3

Monastic Landscapes of the Mind: Pope Gregory's Negotiation of Greek and Latin Psychology and Demonology

Presenter 3 Name

Benjamin E. Heidgerken

Presenter 3 Affiliation

St. Olaf College

Start Date

11-5-2017 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 211

Description

The papers in this session address the theme of ‘monastic landscapes’ from different perspectives: the physical landscape of the desert and its function for Antony’s ascetic renunciation, the impact of the physical space of monastic communities on their daily practices (especially food production) and the mental landscape of the ascetic as demonic battleground.

Matthieu Herman van der Meer

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May 11th, 1:30 PM

Early Medieval Monasticisms, New Questions, New Approaches I: Monastic Landscapes

Bernhard 211

The papers in this session address the theme of ‘monastic landscapes’ from different perspectives: the physical landscape of the desert and its function for Antony’s ascetic renunciation, the impact of the physical space of monastic communities on their daily practices (especially food production) and the mental landscape of the ascetic as demonic battleground.

Matthieu Herman van der Meer