[27-28 oct. 2022] Colloque international « Femmes et concubines de prêtres en Occident entre 800 et 1200 »

Priests’ Wives and Concubines in the Medieval West (800-1200)

Femmes et concubines de prêtres en Occident (800-1200)

Avranches, BM, ms. 150, fol. 181.

Colloque international réalisé dans le cadre du projet Priest’s Wives and Concubines in the Medieval West (800-1200) financé par le France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. 

Organisation : E. KURDZIEL (CESCM) et Fiona GRIFFITHS (U. Stanford)

Dates : October 27-28, 2022


Lieu : Stanford University (California, USA)

Thursday October 27


9:20 Greeting and Introduction : Fiona GRIFFITHS and Emilie KURDZIEL

9:30-11:00 – session 1:

Steffen PATZOLD (Universität Tübingen) and Bastiaan Waagmeester (Universität Tübingen): Contexts for the Defense of Clerical Marriage in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries

 Coffee break

 11:30-1:00 – session 2:

Anne MASSONI (Université de Limoges) : L’entourage féminin des chanoines de la collégiale Saint-Seurin de Bordeaux au XIIe siècle : épouses et veuves dans la vie communautaire séculière

 Alice HICKLIN (University of Sheffield): Ego Agna, mater tua: Priests’ wives and Female Relatives as Protagonists in Frankish and Spanish Charters, c. 900-1100

1:00-2:30 Lunch

2:30-4:00 – session 3:

Maureen MILLER (Berkeley): Priest’s Wives, their Children, and the Bishop’s Notaries: The Thirteenth-century Visitation Records of Città di Castello

Emilie KURDZIEL (Université de Poitiers): Priests’ and Bishops’ Wives in Tuscany (10-12th): An Ambiguous Recognition

Coffee break

4:30-6:00 – session 4:

Charles MÉRIAUX (Université de Lille): Ecclesia, quae sponsa vel uxor eius dicitur: Priests, Women and Churches in the early medieval West

Charles WEST (University of Sheffield): “Since a priest or deacon cannot have a lawful wife”: Rather of Verona’s struggle against clerical families in late tenthcentury northern Italy.

7:00 Conference dinner

Friday October 28


Tovi BIBRING (Bar-Ilan University): Riding the Black Mare, Casting Away a Hungry Rat: The Priest’s Concubine in Medieval Folklore

 Abel LORENZO-RODRIGUEZ (University of Santiago de Compostela): Put the Blame on Her? Wives, Lovers, Daughters, and Sisters Facing Priest’s Celibacy (NW Iberia, 800-1200)

Coffee break

11:00-12:30 – session 6:

Samuel SUTHERLAND (Stephen F. Austin State University): Priests, Concubines, and Slaves in Central-Medieval Bavaria

 Fiona GRIFFITHS (Stanford University): Making Men “Worthy of the Priesthood”: Clerical Wives and Ordained Husbands

 12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-4:15 – session 7:

Margot LAPRADE (Université Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne): Cleric’s wives in Britanny: Exceptions or Models for Clerical Couples in France ? (late 10th-early 11th century)

 Sara McDOUGALL (John Jay College of Criminal Justice): The Bishop’s Wife Hazel Freestone (Independent): Describing Priests’ Wives in Normandy and England, 1050-1150

 Coffee break

4:45 Wrap up and conference conclusions


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