TitleDefining Community and Agency in the Medieval Built Environment
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
OrganiserKara Morrow, Department of Art & Art History, College of Wooster, Ohio
Moderator/ChairHeather Colleen Bruhn, Department of Art History, Pennsylvania State University
Paper 216-a Outside London's Guilds: Citizens and Foreigners Building Henry VIII's Hampton Court Chapel
(Language: English)
Charlotte Stanford, Department of Comparative Arts & Letters, Brigham Young University, Utah
Index Terms: Architecture - Secular; Economics - General
Paper 216-b Space and Spiritual Presence at Sainte Croix-Poitiers
(Language: English)
Margaret Pappano, Department of English, Queen's University, Ontario
Index Terms: Architecture - Religious; Liturgy
AbstractMedieval urban spaces were often unified by city walls, but also subdivided within those enclosures into myriad territories. Parishes demarcated urban spaces, and those communities could be additionally informed by ecclesiastical boundaries, such as those between convents and collegiate churches. Even in the smallest walled communities, clear boundaries existed between different zones of authority. This session addresses the notion of community and agency within borders within boundaries, subdivisions within unified spaces, and the ways in which those liminal zones could be crossed, transgressed, enforced, rejected, and/or otherwise exploited in funerary and corporate contexts.