Appel à communication : « Holy Heroes of Reform : Saints and their Roles in Medieval Reformation Movements, from Late Antiquity to the Protestant Reformation » (Leeds, juillet 2015)

Jean Fouquet, Trinité et tous les saints, 1450, Heures d'Etienne Chevalier
Whether involved in local reformations of monastic houses, larger-scale regional reformations such as the Anglo-Saxon Benedictine Reform and the Cistercian movement, or the global Protestant Reformation, throughout the medieval period saints played a variety of roles as monastic and ecclesiastical institutions cleaned house.  This session seeks papers that will explore the myriad ways in which saints – including ex- and would-be saints – might be implicated in the many reform movements of the Middle Ages.  Papers from a wide array of disciplines, including art history, music history, literary studies, economic history, etc will be considered, and researchers taking an interdisciplinary or cross-cultural approach will be particularly welcome.

Papers should be 20 minutes in length, delivered in English.  Proposals including abstracts of about 250 words and a CV should be sent by 15 September to Kathryn Gerry ; email is preferred : but hard copy proposals will also be accepted : Kathryn Gerry, Assistant Professor of Art History, Memphis College of Art, Gibson Hall, 1930 Poplar Ave, Memphis TN 38104, USA. Informal enquiries are also welcome.


Cette session s’inscrit au sein du 22e congrès d’études médiévales (International Medieval Congress — IMC). Le congrès se déroulera  cette année à l’Université de Leed du 6 au 9 juillet 2015. Une liste des axes de recherches proposés pour les rencontres est disponible à l’adresse suivante :


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