The Social Intellectual: experience and thought in the Middle Ages

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Kings Manor

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York

YO1 7EP

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An international conference exploring medieval intellectual thought. Part of the British Academy's conference series.

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This international conference explores the organic relationship between lived experience and academic/religious thought, beginning from the position that intellectual activity and social experience were closely intertwined in the medieval period. The conference honours the work of Professor Peter Biller FBA in his 75th year, whose attempts to situate practical medieval thinkers in their milieux have inspired many of the speakers.

This conference was due to take place last year - for obvious reasons that could not happen, and given the uncertainty over when we might be able to gather together in the future, we have decided to go ahead with the event virtually. The event will now take place over two days, to accommodate different time zones and avoid screen fatigue. We are thrilled, though, that all of our speakers are still able to attend, so the brilliant line-up remains unchanged.

Convenors: Dr Lucy Sackville, University of York Professor John H. Arnold, University of Cambridge 

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This conference will take place on Zoom, hosted by the University of York. Email lucy.sackville@york.ac.uk for queries

Organised in partnership with the University of York and the University of Cambridge

The Social Intellectual 

Programme

25/03/20

14.00-16.30: Session 1 (Chair: Dr Justine Trombley)

Dr Jessalynn Bird, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN - Intellectuals as Popular Preachers against Heresy in Early-Thirteenth Century Apocalypse Commentaries and Moralized Bibles

Dr Joseph Ziegler, University of Haifa - Thinking, Predicting and Maintaining Longevity around 1300

Dr Reima Välimäki, University of Turku - Women as transmitters of beliefs and memory in German Waldensian communities

Dr Irene Bueno, University of Bologna - Inquisitors and the theological roots of heresy. Poverty and biblical exegesis at the papal court of Avignon

25/03/20

14.00-16.00: Session 2 (Chair: Prof. Peregrine Horden)

Dr Nicholas Townson, Winchester College - Italian friars and Parisian thought about emotion in the Thirteenth Century

Dr John Sabapathy, University College London - A mutual interrogation: the ‘Cathar question’ and the ‘Franciscan question’ between intuitions and institutions

Dr Zubin Mistry, University of Edinburgh - Praying for Heeldrudis: Lived experience and the margins of intellectual thought in the early medieval west

Dr Emily Corran, University College London - Difficult choices for married women: social obligation vs. religious obligation in late medieval confessors’ manuals

17.30-18.30: Roundtable (Chair: Prof. Claire Taylor)

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Kings Manor

Exhibition Square

York

YO1 7EP

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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