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Fellows 2011

Antonella Ambrosio (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy): Juli / August 2011

Digital Archives of Female Monasteries in Naples

The aim of my project is the studying and publishing, both in print and digital formats, of the total documentation produced and archived by nunneries in Naples, in the Middle Ages. By total documentation here we define: all written documents in single sheet of parchment or paper. The medieval charters production will be included into the international website, coordinated by the International Centre for Archival Research (ICARUS). already has 200.000 online documents of ecclesiastical institutions dating back to the Middle and Early Modern Ages coming from several European countries. By a digital archive we mean a virtual representation of an archive consisting of documents in single sheet, reproduced by high-resolution photographs, freely available and printable to the broad public, accompanied by abstracts, critical editions and information useful to the contextualization of these documents. The abstracts contain additional information such as quotations from bibliographies or inventories related to them. All data may be consulted via search engines by scholars. The project aims to create a critically well-defined documentary basis, easily accessible also on the web, and useful for further studies related to an international research field: the female monasticism in Europe.

Alison Beach (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA): Juli / August 2011

During the Summer of 2011, I taught the students in the FOVOG Summer School about medieval religious women in the High Middle Ages. I also consulted with several of the resident FOVOG doctoral students interested in the twelfth-century Chronicle of Petershausen, which is the subject of the book I am currently preparing for publication (The Trauma of Reform: Religious Change in Twelfth-Century Constance). My own research focuses on the varieties of religious life 'improvised' before and during the process of reform, particularly in the context of the Hirsau movement. I also had the opportunity to discuss a new project on monastic competition and location choice with other FOVOG fellows with expertise in archaeology and digital mapping and technology.

Josef Laszlovszky (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary): Juli / August 2011

Gaya Charan Tripathi (Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, India): Juli / August 2011

John Young (Flagler College, Florida, USA): Juli / August 2011

My research deals with social and cultural interactions between religious orders and Jewish communities in medieval Germany. I am interested in both real contacts between these communities and ideas about Jews that circulated within the religious orders. As part of that larger project, I began research during my stay in Dresden on the sermons of Berthold of Regensburg, a Franciscan who preached actively in Germany in the middle of the thirteenth century. From these sources, I hope to ascertain how the ideas about Jews that circulated commonly in Benedictine and Cistercian monasteries in the twelfth century found purchase in Mendicant preaching in the thirteenth century.

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