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Activities

Sabrina Corbellini

  • Framing the Reader , plenary lecture congress “The Medieval Translator” (Vienna, 15-17 June 2017).
  • Spiritual Landscapes in Late Medieval Florence: Letters and Networks , International Medieval Congress, Session: Spiritual Landscapes: Mapping Female Spirituality in the Middle Ages (Leeds, 3 July 2017).

Bart Ramakers

  • Paradigms of Virtue: Building Moral Character in the Early Modern Netherlands , Low Countries History Seminar  UCL (London, 11 April 2018).

Margriet Hoogvliet

  • The Religious Poetry of the Confrérie Notre-Dame du Puy in Amiens: Middle French as common ground shared by laypeople and clergy , Meeting of COST Action IS1301 Working Group 3: Concordia discors: Unity, variety, and the search for middle ground in intellectual and lay cultures of the late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era (Leuven, 6-8 April 2017).
  • Using historical maps for GIS-based analysis: Religious books in Amiens and in nearby towns , Session: Mappings II: Producing and reproducing local maps, International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 3-6 July 2017).
  • The French "Midi" as a hub in the international and interreligious trade of Christian religious books in the vernaculars (15th-16th centuries) , Session: Books and Reading in the Mediterranean: Communities, Identities and Connected Histories, Society for the Medieval Mediterranean Conference (Ghent, 10-12 July 2017).
  • Shared religious reading practices and confessionally undefined French Bible translations in the early sixteenth century , Romanistentag Dynamiques confessionnelles” ( Zürich, 8-12 October 2017).

Joanka van der Laan

  • Role of Emotions in Perfomative Reading [working title], Passionate Devotions. Emotions in Late Medieval and Early Modern Religious Texts, Images and Music, Training school COST Action IS 1301 (Münster, 26-28 April 2017).

Past activities

Sabrina Corbellini

  • Door woorden verbonden: religie, teksten en lezers, Workshop organized by the Research Center Culture, Memory and Religion (Nijmegen, 6 February 2015).
  • The Pulpit, the Square and the Kitchen: Reconstructing Lay “Theologies” in the Late Middle Ages, Annual Meeting Renaissance Society of America (Berlin, 26-28 March 2015).
  • Communities of Interpretation Go Global, COST-meeting WG1 (Hull, 20-22 May 2015).
  • Scripto de mia propria mano: Urban Laity and the Construction of Religious Identities in Renaissance Italy, Congress “Renaissance Religions I” organized by Villa I Tatti/Harvard-Monash University (Florence-Prato, 4-5 June 2015).
  • Books, Reading and Interpretation: An European Approach, International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 6-9 July 2015).
  • Cities of Readers: A Spatial Approach to Late Medieval Religious Literacies (with Margriet Hoogvliet), Congress “Bridges and Boundaries: Theories, Concepts and Sources in Communication History”, organized by Communication History Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and Centre for Early Modern Mapping, News and Networks (CEMMN.net) Queen Mary University of London (Venice, 16-18 September 2015).
  • Translators and Cultural Brokers: Lay People as Translators of Religious Texts, Symposium “Religious Connectivity in Urban Communities: Reading, Worshipping, and Connecting in the Continuum of Sacred and Secular (1400-1600)” (Groningen, 24-25 September 2015).
  • Making Sense of Religious Texts: State of Affairs, Introduction to KNAW Academy Colloquium and Masterclass “Making Sense of Religious Texts” (Amsterdam, 27-30 October 2015).
  • Cities of Readers. Religious Literacies in Late Medieval Europe, Lecture in the framework of the seminar “Europe 1100-1500” at the Institute of Historical Research in London (London, 10 December 2015).
  • Strategia di lettura biblica nella prima eta’ moderna , lecture in the framework of the international congress Gli Italiani e la Bibbia. Leggere, Interpretare, Riscrivere (Turin, 19-20 May 2016)
  • Conclusions, COST-Workshop The Religious Field in the Long Fifteenth Century. Framing Religious Transformations in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Muenster, 26-28 May 2016)
  • New Communities of Readers in Late Medieval and Early Modern Italy , International Conference Communities of Print: Using Books in Early Modern Europe (Manchester, 6-7 June 2016)
  • Organising Religious Knowledge: Books, Libraries, and Readers , International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 4-7 July 2016).
  • The Holy Vernaculars. Bibles, Latin and Vernaculars in the Long Fifteenth Century, International Congress Renaissance-Humanismus, Bibel und Reformbewegung des 15. Und 16. Jahrhunderts und ihre Bedeutung fuer das Werden der Reformation (Emden, 14-16 September 2016).
  • Going Transnational: Religion, Communities, Communication and Lieux de savoir , opening lecture Plenary Meeting COST Action “New Communities of Interpretation” (3-5 November 2016).
  • Spaces of Religious Knowledge: Een ruimtelijke benadering van laatmiddeleeuwse lekendevotie, Signum-symposium Lekenspiritualiteit in de laatmiddeleeuwse stad (Antwerp, 3 December 2016).
  • Spaces of Knowledge, Situated Knowledge and Lieux de savoir , Spaces and Places of Religious Knowledge Transfer in Early Modern Cities (Leiden, 30 January – 2 February 2017).
  • Reconstructing a City of Readers: Venice in the Late Fifteenth Century , Spaces and Places of Religious Knowledge Transfer in Early Modern Cities (Leiden, 30 January – 2 February 2017).

Bart Ramakers

  • Mercury’s Children: Rhetoricians and Theatre in Haarlem in the Sixteenth Century, Seminar Research Centre for Historical Studies (Groningen, 13 April 2015).
  • Panel participation, Theatre and Religion, Discussion Meeting Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, KNAW (Amsterdam, 28 April 2015).
  • Terminology of Wit and Wisdom in Rhetoricians’ Plays, Workshop Word Histories of Ingenuity in Early Modernity (Cambridge, 29-30 May 2015).
  • Het begin is daar! B.H. Lulofs en het begin van de Groningse neerlandistiek, 200 jaar Neerlandistiek (Groningen, 20 November 2015).
  • Textual and historical consultancy for opera Mariken in de tuin der lusten, Opera2day; Dutch National Theatre; Asko-Schönberg; Capella (Amsterdam, 11 October – 21 November 2015)
  • Setting the Stage for Reading: Spatial Demarcation in a Middle Dutch ‘Life of Christ’ , International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 4-7 July 2016).
  • Cornelis Everaert’s Autograph Plays and Cultural Connectivity in Sixteenth-Century Bruges , Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (Bruges, 9 August 2016).

Margriet Hoogvliet

  • Religious Reading in French and Middle Dutch during the Long Fifteenth Century: A Transnational Approach , Meeting of COST Action IS1301 Working Group 3: Social networks and transfers of religious knowledge across borders (Budapest, 8-10 June 2015).
  • Continuities of Reform and the Sharing of Texts in France, c. 1400-1550 , in the session: Communities of Reform, III: Dynamics of Transformation, International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 6-9 July 2015).
  • Cities of Readers: A Spatial Approach to Late Medieval Religious Literacie s (with Sabrina Corbellini), Congress “Bridges and Boundaries: Theories, Concepts and Sources in Communication History”, organized by Communication History Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and Centre for Early Modern Mapping, News and Networks (CEMMN.net) Queen Mary University of London (Venice, 16-18 September 2015).
  • Common profit books and urban networks in Northern France (c. 1450-c.1530) , Symposium Religious Connectivity in Urban Communities: Reading, Worshipping, and Connecting in the Continuum of Sacred and Secular (1400-1600) (Groningen, 24-25 September 2015).
  • Multilingual Cities of Readers between Paris and Antwerp , Mittelalterliche Stadtsprachen, Internationale Regensburger Jahrestagung (Regensburg, 12-14 November 2015).
  • Reading the Gospels in the Life and Passion of Christ in French (13th-early 16th century ), International Conference Lay Readings of the Bible in the Middle Ages, Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance (Tours, 24-26 November 2015).
  • Pilgrimages and International Networks in the Late Medieval County of Flanders , Meeting WG3 COST Action IS1301 New Communities of Interpretation: Networking Europe: Connecting ideas, exchanging goods, transfer of religious knowledge during the long fifteenth century (Seville, 4-5 April 2016).
  • Religious reading and domestic space (with Susanne de Jong), International Workshop COST Action IS1301: (Religious) Space, Place, and Media (Groningen, 15-16 April 2016).
  • Domestic Religion and Religious Instruction in the Late Medieval Household in Northern France , International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 4-7 July 2016).
  • Cities of Lay Readers: A Spatial Approach to Vernacular Bible Reading in Pre-Reformation Europe , Internationales Symposion Renaissance-Humanismus, Bibel und Reformbewegungen des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts und ihre Bedeutung für das Werden der Reformation – Eine RefoRC-Tagung zum Jubiläum von Erasmus´ Novum Instrumentum 1516-2016 (Emden: 14-16 September 2016) .
  • Entre Flandre et Rhône: Lecteurs et lectrices de textes religieux en langue vernaculaire (moyen néerlandais, français et occitan) aux XVe-XVIe siècles, CIHAM - Histoire et archéologie littératures des mondes chrétiens et musulmans médiévaux (Lyon, 2 December 2016).
  • Space of Flows: The Mobility of Religious Information through Urban Space in Early Sixteenth-Century Amiens, Spaces and Places of Religious Knowledge Transfer in Early Modern Cities (Leiden, 30 January – 2 February 2017).

Johanneke Uphoff

  • Cities of Readers: Presentation of a New Research Project (with Joanka van der Laan), International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 6-9 July 2015).
  • The Laity, the Convent and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge, Symposium “Religious Connectivity in Urban Communities: Reading, Worshipping, and Connecting in the Continuum of Sacred and Secular (1400-1600)” (Groningen, 24-25 September 2015).
  • Owning and Bestowing: Book Ownership and Donation of Religious Manuscripts by Lay Women in the Long Fifteenth Century, Congress “The Europe of Women” (Nijmegen, 25-27 November 2015).
  • Religious Miscellanies and Lay Devotional Readership in the Late Medieval Low Countries , International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 4-7 July 2016).
  • Reading, Writing, Collecting: Miscellanies and Private Libraries , 22nd Dutch-Flemish Medieval Studies Day: Readjusting the Middle Ages (Utrecht, 11 November 2016).

Joanka van der Laan

  • Cities of Readers: Presentation of a New Research Project (with Johanneke Uphoff), International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 6-9 July 2015).
  • Lezen met Passie: religieuze leescultuur in de middeleeuwen, 200 jaar Neerlandistiek (Groningen, 20 November 2015).
  • Go into a secluded space: Performative Reading in Some Late Medieval Devotional Texts from the Low Countries , International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 4-7 July 2016).
  • Texts in Action: Performative Religious Reading in the Long Fifteenth Century , 22nd Dutch-Flemish Medieval Studies Day: Readjusting the Middle Ages (Utrecht, 11 November 2016).

Susanne de Jong

  • Sanctifying Domestic Space: Religious Reading Instructions for a 15th-Century Dutch Laywoman , International Medieval Congress (Leeds, 4-7 July 2016).
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