Event Date: 14-17 May 2015
Event Location: Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
Submission Deadline: 15 September 2014
EPISCOPUS invites the submission of abstracts for its sponsored panels at the 2015 Congress in Kalamazoo, MI. Submitted abstracts should be accompanied by a Participant Information Form (available at http://wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.html#Paper)
I. Bishops and their Towns (panel)
This session of the International Medieval Congress on Medieval Studies in 2015 will focus on bishops and secular clergy in their urban environments. Medieval bishops were very active in both their episcopal cities and the other towns in their dioceses. Bishops supported urban monasteries and leper houses, created (and disbanded) communes, built episcopal palaces, oversaw the development of parishes, and managed—with varying success—their cathedral canons. “Episcopus” welcomes paper proposals relating to the policies, activities, and relationships of secular clergy with urban communities, including, but not limited to: municipal governments and other secular authorities; other religious establishments; clerical interaction with and manipulation of urban space, including building campaigns; violence and communal aid, such as poor relief; ritual; and economic matters. Proposals are encouraged regarding all periods of the Middle Ages.
Please submit abstracts and participant forms to Kathy Salzer (email@example.com) by September 15, 2014.
II. Lateran IV and the English Secular Clergy, co-sponsored with the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, Ontario, (panel)
Lateran IV, while a famous landmark ecumenical council, could only be as effective as the bishops, archdeacons, and other clergy chose to make it within their jurisdictions. This session, commemorating the 800th anniversary of the Council, also observes the 80th anniversary of Gibbs and Lang’s Bishops and Reform and the 70th anniversary of Moorman’s Church Life in England in the Thirteenth Century by continuing the task of investigating how, and to what extent, papal pronouncements of theology and canon law were manifested in the life of the English church, particularly as represented by bishops and other secular clergy, after the Council. This session will be chaired by Joseph Goering (St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto).
Please submit abstracts and participant forms to William H. Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org), Andrew Reeves (email@example.com) or Michael Burger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The complete CFP for ICMS 2015 is available at http://wmich.edu/medieval/files/call-for-papers-2015.pdf.