By the Late Middle Ages, the liturgy has become the most important and elaborate ceremonial of Christianity in an already highly ritualised society. Indeed, rituals dominated the everyday life of the faithful, from the Divine Office and the Mass to the individual reading of the Hours; and they accompanied the life of people from theirContinue reading “Call for Papers: ‘Experiencing the Sacred – The Role of the Senses in Medieval Liturgies and Rituals’, 1st International Multidisciplinary Conference Series, 21st-23rd September 2022, Deadline: 15th April 2022”
Inscribed artefacts in liturgical space, from apse mosaics to liturgical vessels, are not only evidence of the wide range of the use of script within the context of mass, but also testify to the presence of something written at a sacred place.
The Institute of Historical Research continues its History of Liturgy seminars for the 2018 and 2019 terms. For more information, please visit their website.
History of Liturgy Seminars 2017-2018 Mondays 17.15-19.15 John S Cohen Room N203, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU 2 October 2017 Teresa Webber (University of Cambridge): The Chapter Office and Reading in Chapter: monastic practice c. 1000-1300 13 November 2017 Henry Parkes (Yale University): Matins Responsories and Narratives of DivineContinue reading “History of Liturgy Seminars @ Institute of Historical Research, London: 2017-2018 Programme”
Digital library of liturgical sources is a new research tool developed by the Research Group of Liturgical History. The Calendar-Project is a comprehensive database of almost 200 representative European liturgical Calendars and Sanctorals.
7–9 July 2016 Large-scale digitization has lent urgency to an old and persistent question: the typology of liturgical books. The inadequacy of both medieval and modern labels to describe complex liturgical book types has rendered their succinct and accurate description in printed and online catalogues and repertories difficult, and this in turn has impeded systematicContinue reading “Conference: Zur Typologie liturgischer Bücher des westlichen Mittelalters – Interdisziplinäres Symposium”
Autumn School Latin Paleography and Medieval Liturgy University of Ghent, 20 – 22 October 2014 Application deadline: 31 August 2014 This Autumn School is organised for MA and PhD-students in Medieval Studies (art history, history, philosophy, literature, music, etc.) who are required to work with handwritten medieval documents in Latin or with liturgical sources and texts containingContinue reading “Research School: Latin Paleography and Medieval Liturgy, University of Ghent, October 2014”