Symposium 2011 November 7th - 8th in Conference Hall O 100
Monastic Culture in North Western Europe in the Long 13th Century, c. 1150-1350
The period 1150-1350 was a golden age for the monasteries and the dissemination of their ideas throughout Northern Europe. Here, the tendency to create regional networks, inside which particular traditions enjoyed support and protection, led to the parallel existence of distinct monastic customs and practices, often distributed along the main roads of cultural exchange.
Hitherto monasteries have primarily been examined from two directions -- that is within an institutional or a national framework. From a Danish perspective the massive growth of monasteries in the 12th century has been attributed to French influences, while the spread of Dominican and Franciscan friaries has been viewed as a Spanish/Italian phenomenon. In both cases the German geographical area has been viewed as a kind of mediating zone without autonomous significance for the spread of the monastic orders in Scandinavia.
A transnational and cultural approach provides the impetus for this conference, which seeks to inspire a new line of enquiry. Special attention will be given to the existence of networks, both local and between regions. The conference is offered as a tribute to Professor Brian Patrick McGuire, who will retire in 2011.
Attendance at the conference is free of charge.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 7TH : The Cultivation of Interregional Networks
10.00-10.15 Welcome by pro vice chancellor Bjarne G. Sørensen and professor Tore Nyberg.
10.15-11.15 Keynote lecture by Gert Melville (University of Dresden):
Monastic Culture in the Long Thirteenth Century.
11.30-12.50 Session 1: The Cultivation of Intellectual Networks
MODERATOR: Lars Boje Mortensen
Thomas Riis (University of Kiel):
The Monasteries of the Duchies of Schleswig-Holstein as Intellectual Centres.
Johannes Schütz (University of Göttingen)
Dominican Preachers Educating Scandinavian Society. The dissemination of knowledge in the long 13th century
12.50-14.00 Lunch DKR 125,-
14.00-15.20 Session 2: The Cultivation of Political Networks
MODERATOR: Tore Nyberg
Christian Gahlbeck (Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz Berlin):
Die Genese der Klosterlandschaft beiderseits der Nordgrenze Brandenburgs in der Zeit zwischen 1150-1350
Bernd Ulrich Hucker (University of Vechta):
Die Loccumer Zisterzienser und Bischof Waldemar von Dänemark – dänisch-deutsche Geschichte im ersten Viertel des 13. Jahrhunderts
15.45-17.15 Session 3: The Cultivation of Monastic Networks
MODERATOR: Sigga Engsbro
Eric Delaissé (Catholic University of Louvain):
The Cistercian Network: Contacts between Danish Monasteries and the Abbey of Ter Doest in Belgium
Sabine Schulze (Bad Doberan):
Die Gründung des Zisterzienserklosters Doberan
18.00 Conference dinner at the university in meeting room No 6 DKR 250,-
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8TH: The Cultivation of Local Networks
9.30-10.50 Session 4: Patronage
MODERATOR: Kurt Villads Jensen
Christian Lovén (Senior lecturer):
Lordship over Monasteries in 12th Century Scandinavia.
Johnny Grandjean Gøgsig Jakobsen (University of Copenhagen):
Who Ordered the Dominicans? : Dominican convent foundations in Northern Europe and their initiators
11.15-13.15 Session 5: Convents
MODERATOR: Lars Bisgaard
Elisabet Regner (Statens Historiska Museum, Stockholm):
Networks, Contacts and Change in Alvastra Abbey 1185-1350
Catharina Andersson (Umeå University):
Monastic Recruiting in Sweden, 1200-1400
Eldbjørg Haug (University of Bergen):
Austin Canons and Benedictine Friars in the Medieval Stavanger Diocese
13.15-14.25 Lunch DKR 125,-
14.25-16.25 Session 6: Monastic Culture
MODERATOR: Johnny Grandjean Gøgsig Jakobsen
Mia Münster-Swendsen (University of Copenhagen):
An Intricate Web of Friends: Unravelling the Networks of the Two Lawrences of Durham.
Sigga Engsbro (University of Southern Denmark):
Reflections on the monastic elements in the 13th century Vita Gunneri
Kurt Villads Jensen (University of Southern Denmark):
14th Century Danish Cistercian Sermons
16.25-16.45 Closing Remarks