Session Title

Monks and Saints: The Veneration of Relics in Early Medieval Monasteries I: Pre-Carolingian and Carolingian

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Network for the Study of Late Antique and Early Medieval Monasticism; Syracuse Univ.

Organizer Name

Albrecht Diem

Organizer Affiliation

Syracuse Univ.

Presider Name

Matthew Mattingly

Presider Affiliation

Centre for Medieval Studies, Univ. of Toronto

Paper Title 1

Monks without Bones

Presenter 1 Name

Albrecht Diem

Paper Title 2

Saint Babilas in the West: Clues of His Cult in Monastic Spain

Presenter 2 Name

Jordina Sales-Carbonell; Mattia C. Chiriatti

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. de Barcelona; Univ. de Alcalá de Henares

Paper Title 3

Uncanny Desires: The Poetics of Saint Germain's Relics and Power in Ninth-Century Paris

Presenter 3 Name

Matthew Gillis

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Tennessee-Knoxville

Start Date

7-5-2020 10:00 AM

Session Location

Fetzer 1040

Description

Scholarly discourse on early medieval monasticism has largely focused on its constitutional aspects, on the growing importance of the Rule of St. Benedict, on an imperially sponsored program of reform, and on the role of monasteries as “powerhouses” of intercessory prayer for their royal patrons. Largely overlooked was the tendency for monasteries to function as popular religious shrines centered on the relics of patron saints unique to their institutions. This session will investigate questions related to the meaning of the cult of the saints in a monastic context and its influence on the practice of monasticism and its ideals.

Speakers include Albrecht Diem, Jordina Sales-Carbonell, Mattia C. Chiriatti and Matthew Gillis

- Albrecht Diem

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May 7th, 10:00 AM

Monks and Saints: The Veneration of Relics in Early Medieval Monasteries I: Pre-Carolingian and Carolingian

Fetzer 1040

Scholarly discourse on early medieval monasticism has largely focused on its constitutional aspects, on the growing importance of the Rule of St. Benedict, on an imperially sponsored program of reform, and on the role of monasteries as “powerhouses” of intercessory prayer for their royal patrons. Largely overlooked was the tendency for monasteries to function as popular religious shrines centered on the relics of patron saints unique to their institutions. This session will investigate questions related to the meaning of the cult of the saints in a monastic context and its influence on the practice of monasticism and its ideals.

Speakers include Albrecht Diem, Jordina Sales-Carbonell, Mattia C. Chiriatti and Matthew Gillis

- Albrecht Diem