CONFERENCE: Carthusian Session at IMC Leeds 2015
International Medieval Conference, Leeds, 6-9 July 2015
Special Thematic Strand: 'Reform and Renewal'
Session 817: Communities of Reform, II: Carthusian Discourses of Devotional Reform
Tuesday 7 July 2015: 16.30-18.00
In the late Middle Ages, Carthusians in the Low Countries and Germany showed an increased interest in reform. They pondered spiritual and practical notions of renewal, both on an individual and an ecclesiastical scale: by writing devotional texts both to educate religious and lay people aspiring to devotion, and to reform the Church during and after the Western Schism; and by offering places of retreat into their monasteries to a select few. This session explores Carthusian discourses of reform and devotion, in the context of other late medieval reformist movements such as the Devotio Moderna.
Sponsor: COST Action IS 1301 'New Communities of Interpretation'
Organiser: Sabrina Corbellini, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Moderator/Chair: Frances Andrews, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Modelling Religious Life: The Carthusian Contribution to the Cloister Movement in the 15th Century
Johanna Josina van Aelst, European Research Council Project 'Old Pious Vernacular Successes', Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes, Paris
Fifty Shades of Lay: The Carthusian Institution of the Donatus in Late Medieval Reformist Communities and the Modern Devotion
Tom Gaens, Cartusiana
Reinventing Early Church Saints: Carthusian Perspectives
Mathilde van Dijk, Faculteit der Godgeleerdheid en Godsdienstwetenschap, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen