Session540
TitleCistercians, II: How Were the Sites of Cistercian Abbeys in the British Isles Determined?
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
SponsorCîteaux: Commentarii cisterciences, Pontigny
 
OrganiserTerryl N. Kinder, Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses, Pontigny
 
Moderator/ChairTerryl N. Kinder, Cîteaux: Commentarii cistercienses, Pontigny
 
Paper 540-a Regional Differences of Cistercian Abbeys in Wales, Scotland, the Island of Ireland, and England
(Language: English)
Bernadette Brady, Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Monasticism
Paper 540-b To Orient or Not to Orient?: The Statistical Test for Intentionality
(Language: English)
Fabio Silva, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, Bournemouth University
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Monasticism
Paper 540-c St Michael in the Middle Ages and His Possible Role among the Cistercians
(Language: English)
Darrelyn Gunzburg, Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Hagiography; Monasticism
 
AbstractThese presentations will build on research published in 2016 when the team set out to investigate the sun's role in the churches of the 11 extant Cistercian Abbeys in Wales by treating each abbey within its setting, rather than ignoring the landscape around it as previous similar studies had done. That research will be extended by looking at Cistercian abbey churches in England, Scotland, and the island of Ireland.