Session240
TitlePortuguese Convent Culture in the 15th-16th Centuries: New Perspectives
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserPaula Cardoso, Departament d'Humanitats, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Kristin Hoefener, Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical (CESEM), Universidade Nova de Lisboa
 
Moderator/ChairJuliet Simpson, Centre for Arts, Memory & Communities, Coventry University
 
Paper 240-a Picturing a Renewed Spirituality: The Colettine Reform and the Use of Art in the Portuguese Communities of Poor Clares
(Language: English)
Paula Cardoso, Departament d'Humanitats, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
Index Terms: Art History - General; Monasticism; Religious Life; Women's Studies
Paper 240-b Marian Devotion in Aveiro: Words, Music, and Images, 15th-16th Centuries
(Language: English)
Kristin Hoefener, Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical (CESEM), Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Index Terms: Liturgy; Music; Performance Arts - General; Women's Studies
Paper 240-c New Perspectives on the Study of Portuguese Cistercian Nunneries: The Holistic Approach Followed by the LORVAO Project for the Study of Two Early 16th-Century Illuminated Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Catarina Pereira Miguel, Laboratorio Herança Cultural, Estudos e Salvaguarda (HERCULES), Universidade de Évora
Index Terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography; Monasticism; Science; Women's Studies
Paper 240-d Female Religious Power in Priestly Garments: Gender, Religion, and Material Culture in Lorvão at the time of Catarina d'Eça, 1471-1521
(Language: English)
Mercedes Pérez Vidal, Departamento de Historia y Teoría del Arte, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Index Terms: Art History - General; Gender Studies; Liturgy; Monasticism
 
AbstractStudies on late medieval cloistered women proliferated during the last 30 years revealing new information on their way of life, spirituality, and cultural expressions. However, scholars have only recently begun to devote their attention to the study of Portuguese female religious communities and their material culture. This panel features four ground-breaking studies on Clarissan, Cistercian, and Dominican nunneries by four scholars from different disciplines: art history, conservation sciences, and musicology, and will provide new insights on artwork in relation to functionality, the materiality of illuminated manuscripts and other artefacts, and the link between written and sounding chant.