Session Title

Witnessing the Canonization Process

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Hagiography Society

Organizer Name

Barbara Zimbalist

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Texas-El Paso

Presider Name

Barbara Zimbalist

Paper Title 1

The Canonization of Peter of the Morrone: Witnesses and Their Strategies

Presenter 1 Name

George Ferzoco

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Bristol

Paper Title 2

Clare of Assisi's Canonization: Witness Clues regarding a Papal Process

Presenter 2 Name

Catherine M. Mooney

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Boston College

Paper Title 3

Witnessing Canonization and Excommunication in Lydgate's Saint Austyn at Compton

Presenter 3 Name

Gina Marie Hurley

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Yale Univ.

Paper Title 4

Respondent

Presenter 4 Name

Laura Ackerman Smoller

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Rochester

Start Date

9-5-2020 10:00 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 212

Description

Scholars regularly plumb vitae about holy people for insights into medieval religion and culture. Relatively fewer, however, have focused their research principally on the processes of canonization that precede an attempted canonization. This panel of three papers followed by a brief respondent will focus on the processes of canonization. Appropriate topics for the panel include, but are not limited to the specific roles canonization commissioners and notaries played; how witnesses were chosen; the extent to which canonization inquests adhered to the evolving canonization rules; how and why witnesses’ testimonies were adapted, omitted or contradicted in later vitae; patterns evident across multiple canonization inquests; and how dossiers based on witness testimonies were assembled and forwarded to the curia for further review. Barbara Zimbalist

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
May 9th, 10:00 AM

Witnessing the Canonization Process

Bernhard 212

Scholars regularly plumb vitae about holy people for insights into medieval religion and culture. Relatively fewer, however, have focused their research principally on the processes of canonization that precede an attempted canonization. This panel of three papers followed by a brief respondent will focus on the processes of canonization. Appropriate topics for the panel include, but are not limited to the specific roles canonization commissioners and notaries played; how witnesses were chosen; the extent to which canonization inquests adhered to the evolving canonization rules; how and why witnesses’ testimonies were adapted, omitted or contradicted in later vitae; patterns evident across multiple canonization inquests; and how dossiers based on witness testimonies were assembled and forwarded to the curia for further review. Barbara Zimbalist