Session Title

Violating Sacred Space

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval Studies Program, Yale Univ.

Organizer Name

Kristen A. Herdman; Gina Marie Hurley; Clara Wild

Organizer Affiliation

Yale Univ.; Yale Univ.; Yale Univ.

Presider Name

Gina Marie Hurley

Paper Title 1

The Noise Regulation in Church Law (1200-1400)

Presenter 1 Name

Lane B. Baker

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Stanford Univ.

Paper Title 2

Sacrilegious Sinners: Violators of the Houses of God in Stephen's Reign

Presenter 2 Name

Ethan George Birney

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Paper Title 3

Houses of Prayer and Robbers' Dens: Church Sanctity, Property, and Community in Late Medieval Iceland

Presenter 3 Name

Elizabeth M. Swedo

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Western Oregon Univ.

Paper Title 4

Talking Back to God: Saints Who Cross the Line in Romanos the Melodist's Hymns

Presenter 4 Name

Katherine E. C. Willis

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Central Arkansas

Start Date

7-5-2020 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1145

Description

Sacred space is so often defined by its possible violation -- examples of which abound in the Middle Ages. The martyrdom of Saint Nicaise, killed in his church by Vandals, is preserved in narrative and art. In Bokenham's "Life of Saint Margaret," the saint complains that her relics have been abandoned in churches destroyed by conflict and neglect. Through the wonderful submissions of our four panelists, we hope to further examine the tension between the secure and pure sacred space and the violated.

Kristen Herdman

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May 7th, 3:30 PM

Violating Sacred Space

Schneider 1145

Sacred space is so often defined by its possible violation -- examples of which abound in the Middle Ages. The martyrdom of Saint Nicaise, killed in his church by Vandals, is preserved in narrative and art. In Bokenham's "Life of Saint Margaret," the saint complains that her relics have been abandoned in churches destroyed by conflict and neglect. Through the wonderful submissions of our four panelists, we hope to further examine the tension between the secure and pure sacred space and the violated.

Kristen Herdman