The Observance Movement: Legal Structures and Political Support in Europe (late 14th – early 16th centuries), November 29th – December 1st 2018, Weingarten

Thursday November 29th

14:00 Introduction. Ludovic Viallet & Cristina Andenna

14:30-18:30 Living in Observance: The Rule/Institution as a Basis of the Observance?

The “Perfectio status religiosi” according to John of Capistrano. Andrea Bartocci, Università di Teramo

Medieval Commentaries on the Rules of the Mendicant Orders. Francesco Carta, Università Roma 3 / Université Clermont Auvergne

Observant Reform and the Authority of Images. A Comparative Analysis of the Mendicant Orders. Roberto Cobianchi, Università di Messina

Architectural Frame as a Mirror of Communities. Some Reflections on the Architectural Norms in the Italian Observant Congregations. Haude Morvan, Université Bordeaux Montaigne

Friday November 30th

9:00-13:00 The Congregations: an “Obligatory” Form of Observance?

The Observant Congregations in the Mendicant Orders. Ludovic Viallet, Université Clermont-Auvergne

Die Formierung neuer kanonikaler Kongregationen im Spätmittelalter. Cristina Andenna, Technische Universität Dresden (FOVOG)

Die Formierung benediktinischer Kongregationen im Spätmittelalter. Christoph Dartmann, Universität Hamburg

15:00-18:30 Observance and Politics I: Relationship with the Church

Initiatoren der Klosterreformen im 15. Jahrhundert. Konzil, Legat, Fürst. Hans-Joachim Schmidt, Universität Freiburg (Schweiz)

Becoming (or not) a Bishop? Some Cases of Franciscan and Dominican Observant Friars. Pietro Delcorno, Central European University, Budapest / Sylvie Duval, Fondation Thiers, CIHAM

Eine neue Rolle für die Dominikaner? Der Beichtvater als Stütze der Observanz in den südwestdeutschen Dominikanerinnenkonventen. Stefanie Neidhardt, Universität Tübingen

20:00 Öffentlicher Vortrag. Luther und die mittelalterlichen Traditionen mönchischer Ideale. Gert Melville, Technische Universität Dresden (FOVOG)

Saturday December 1st

8:30-11:00 Observance and Politics II: Links with Lay Government
“Tendran la Regla a la letra”. Royal Patronage and the Observant Movement in Late Medieval Spain. Diana Lucía Gómez-Chacón, Universidad Politécnica Madrid

Cultivating Patronage in Late Medieval Tuscany: Epistolary Networks of Spiritual and Material Support. Daniel Bornstein, Washington University in St Louis

Stadt. Macht. Reform. Die Unterstützung der Observanz in Ulm, Strassburg und Nürnberg. Tjark Wegner, Universität Tübingen

11:30-13:00 Discussion

Sergi Sancho Fibla, École des Hautes Études en Sciences SocialesParis
Sigrid Hirbodian, Universität Tübingen
Michael Hohlstein, Universität Konstanz
Anne-Julie Lafaye, Trinity College Dublin
Gert Melville, Technische Universität Dresden (FOVOG)
James Mixson, University of Alabama
Letizia Pellegrini, Università degli studi di Macerata