Colloque – The Hands of the Laity: Lay Influence over Church Structures, c. 888-1049

The Hands of the Laity: Lay Influence over Church Structures, c. 888-1049

Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen, April 11th-12th 2018

Organisers: Fraser McNair with Jelle Lisson

Programme :

Wednesday, April 11th

13:30-14:15: Registration
14:15-14:30: Opening Remarks

14:30-15:30: Panel 1: Questioning Reform

Caitlin Ellis (Cambridge): Through the Prism of Reform: Misconceptions about Lay Influence over the Irish Church
Alison Hudson (British Library): Bishop Æthelwold and the Laity in Tenth-Century England
Fraser McNair (Tübingen): Reform and Control in a Border Region: The Earliest Years of Cluny and the Struggle for the Mâconnais
15:00-15:30: Coffee Break

15:30-16:30 Panel 2: Ecclesiastical Centres in Lotharingia

Tristan Martine (Lyon III): Ecclesiastical centers in South Lotharingia: territorial issues for secular aristocracy (late 9th – mid 11th century)
Nicolas Ruffini-Ronzani (University of Versailles): Lay Lords and Pious Foundations in Lower Lotharingia (10th- 11th c.): A Large-Scale Survey

16:30-17:00: General Discussion
19:00: Conference Dinner

Thursday, April 12th

10:00-11:00: Panel 3: The Late Carolingian Epoque

Horst Lößlein (Hamburg): Venerabilis abbas – venerabilis comes? Observations on the Use of the Epithet Venerabilis for Lay Magnates in Late Carolingian Diplomas
Felix Schaefer (Tübingen): Remembering Kings in Times of Dynastic Decline: Regino and the Community of Prüm on Königsnahe Past and Present
11:00-11:30: Coffee Break

11:30-13:00: Panel 4: Lay and Clerical authority: A Permeable Boundary

Niall Ó Súilleabháin (Trinity College Dublin): Handing the Church to the Laity: Grants, Loans and Leases of Ecclesiastical Property in the Loire Valley, c. 850-c.1050
Wannes Verstreppen (Leuven): Studying Tenth-Century Church Councils: Bridging the Gap between Ecclesiastical and Secular Assemblies
Jirki Thibaut (Gent): Lay Influence over Female Monasteries in Ninth- to Eleventh-Century Saxony: An Attestation of Decay or a Dynamic Relation?

13:00-13:30: Final Discussion and Closing Remarks

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