The Monastic Refectory and Spiritual Food

RÉSUMÉ

The CESCM (University of Poitiers and CNRS) will sponsor three sessions that explore topics dealing with “The Monastic Refectory and Spiritual Food” for the International Medieval Congress 2016 in Leeds (UK).The theme for the IMC Leeds 2016, “Food, Feast and Famine”, presents an opportunity to explore the relationship between monastic refectories and food. At the heart of communal life, the refectory was an area where monks gathered, nourished their bodies but also strengthened their soul.

ANNONCE

Argument
The CESCM (University of Poitiers and CNRS) will sponsor three sessions that explore topics dealing with “The Monastic Refectory and Spiritual Food” for the International Medieval Congress 2016 in Leeds (UK).

The theme for the IMC Leeds 2016, “Food, Feast and Famine,” presents an opportunity to explore the relationship between monastic refectories and food. At the heart of communal life, the refectory was an area where monks gathered, nourished their bodies but also strengthened their soul.

How did bells, silence, readings, prayers, refectory decorations such as paintings, sculpture and inscriptions, and ritual work together to sanctify the monastic meal? What were the links between the communal dining room and the church, the place of the Eucharistic celebration and the prefiguration of the Celestial banquet? How did each monastery build, decorate and conceive of its refectory in this aim? Did the relationship between communal repasts and spiritual nourishment in monastic life have echoes in the community of canons, lay society or in chivalry? Art historic, archeological, epigraphic, historic and literary approaches are welcome.

Submission guidelines
Proposals (title and abstract) are due by September, 15th

to Martin Aurell (martin.aurell@univ-poitiers.fr),
Pascale Brudy (pascale.brudy@univ-poitiers.fr)
Estelle Ingrand-Varenne (estelle.ingrand.varenne@univ-poitiers.fr).
Selection
Proposals will be evaluated by CESCM’s members.

Papers may be published after the IMC in the Cahiers de civilisation médiévale.

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CATÉGORIES

Moyen Âge (Catégorie principale)
Sociétés > Histoire > Histoire sociale
LIEUX

Université de Poitiers, Bâtiment E13 – CÉSCM – UMR 7302, 24 rue de la chaîne TSA 81118 86073
Poitiers, France (86073)
DATES

mardi 15 septembre 2015
FICHIERS ATTACHÉS

Call for paper IMC Leeds 2016.pdf
MOTS-CLÉS

monasticism, religious Life
CONTACTS

Elisabeth Nau
courriel : elisabeth [dot] nau [at] univ-poitiers [dot] fr
Estelle Ingrand-Varenne
courriel : estelle [dot] ingrand [dot] varenne [at] univ-poitiers [dot] fr
URLS DE RÉFÉRENCE

CESCM
CESCM Hypotheses
SOURCE DE L’INFORMATION

Elisabeth Nau
courriel : elisabeth [dot] nau [at] univ-poitiers [dot] fr
POUR CITER CETTE ANNONCE

« The Monastic Refectory and Spiritual Food », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le lundi 20 juillet 2015, http://calenda.org/335315

Ouidad Hamitri

Doctorante en Histoire Médiévale à l'Université Lyon 2 et membre du CIHAM, elle travaille sur la chirurgie en Al-Andalus (Xe-XVe s.)

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