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The International Medieval Sermon Studies Society (IMSSS) promotes and fosters the study of medieval sermons and preaching in Latin and the vernacular languages within their social, literary, religious, intellectual, theological, catechetical, political and historical contexts.

The Society also promotes and fosters the study of various artes praedicandi, and theories of preaching derived from them, as well as material used by sermon writers (e.g., Florilegia, commentaries, etc.).

For more information, please see About IMSSS

Call for Papers: American Society of Church History

by admin published Feb 12, 2015 05:00 PM, last modified Feb 12, 2015 05:00 PM
for January 2016

The American Society of Church History is soliciting proposals for papers and panels for its meeting 7-10 January 2016 in Atlanta.

The program committee would very much like to have a significant number of medieval sessions. While the proposed overarching theme is reform, paper and especially panel proposals on any topic are welcome.

The call for papers may be accessed at http://www.churchhistory.org/upcoming-events/

Call for Posters: 20th International Medieval Sermon Studies Society Symposium

by admin published Jan 20, 2015 03:50 PM, last modified Jan 21, 2015 01:35 PM
The IMSSS will gather at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, from July 22-27, 2016

July 22-27, 2016

20th International Medieval Sermon Studies Society Symposium Call for Posters

The IMSSS will gather at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, from July 22-27, 2016.  The choice of St. Augustine coincides with the 450th celebration of the city’s founding in 1565. The theme of this 20th Symposium is “Preaching and New Worlds".

The IMSSS invites interested scholars to submit poster proposals on the following topics:

  • Medieval Visions of New Worlds
  • Missions at the Edge of the New Worlds
  • The New Worlds of Old and New Spain
  • Age-Old Stories for New Worlds
  • Media, Message, and New Worlds (Workshop)

Proposals should be sent by December 31, 2015, to katewrisley@gmail.com. The acceptance of the proposals will be announced after March 15, 2016.

The IMSSS also announces the availability of a limited number of scholarships for young students and scholars who will present papers or posters at the 20th IMSSS Symposium. Grant requests should be sent by December 31, 2015, to katewrisley@gmail.com. The recipients of these scholarships will be announced after May 13, 2016.

Riccardo Quinto

by admin published Aug 29, 2014 10:30 AM, last modified Sep 13, 2014 01:26 AM
our friend and colleague has passed away

On Sunday morning, August 3, 2014, our friend and colleague Riccardo Quinto passed away after a long illness. He was born in Italy in 1961, and he taught the History of Philosophy at the University of Padua. As a scholar of medieval philosophy and theology, he has published several studies on Stephen Langton and on the Masters of the sacred page. For the series "Auctores Britannici Medii Aevi", he coordinated the critical edition of Stephen Langton's "Quaestiones Theologiae". As a member of the International Medieval Sermon Studies Society, he contributed to the organization of the XII Symposium of the IMSSS (Padua, 2000), and he was co-editor of both Medieval Sermon Studies (Maney Publishing, Leeds) and the series "Sermo: Studies on Patristic, Medieval, and Reformation Sermons and Preaching" (Brepols Publishers, Turnhout). His death leaves a big loss in our hearts and in the international community of medieval sermon studies. 

 A collection is under way for Riccardo’s widow Hilary and their two children, who are probably in for a rather tight time financially. It is a practical way to show our affection for Riccardo. Anyone who wants to contribute can do so by transferring money into the account of his colleague Giovanni Catapano (University of Padua), who is making the collection:

 

Bank Name = Cassa di Risparmio del Friuli Venezia Giulia Bank Address = Via Mazzini, 12 - 33170 Pordenone (PN) - Italy Bank Branch = 03056 - Pordenone sede IBAN = IT 89 G 06340 12500 07407800109P BIC = IBSPIT2U

The keyword for the transfer could be ‘Quinto fund’. 

For anyone who wants to send an accompanying message, his email is giovanni.catapano@unipd.it

49th International Congress on Medieval Studies

by admin published Mar 10, 2014 10:34 AM, last modified Aug 27, 2014 05:10 AM
Meetings and Sessions of the IMSSS at Kalamazoo
When May 08, 2014 09:00 AM to
May 11, 2014 02:00 PM
Where Kalamazoo, MI
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Saturday, 10 May, 12:00 p.m. Bernhard Faculty Lounge

International Medieval Sermon Studies Society Business Meeting

 
 

Session 525, Bernard 211, Sunday 11 May, 8:30 a.m.

Medieval Sermon Studies I: Mendicant Preaching: Their Tools, Audience, and Influence


Sponsor: International Medieval Sermon Studies Society 
Organizer: Holly Johnson, Mississippi State University
Presider: Holly Johnson

Johannes Tauler: Preaching the Exaltation of the Cross

     Donald F. Duclow, Gwynedd-Mercy College

How a Franciscan Preacher Learned Canon Law

     Kimberly Rivers, Univ. of Wisconsin–Oshkosh

Educating and Entertaining in Fifteenth-Century Friuli: The Preaching of

Leonardo Mattei da Udine (1399–1469)

     Stefan Visnjevac, Univ. of Roehampton

 

Session 562, Bernard 211, Sunday 11 May, 10:30 a.m.

Medieval Sermon Studies II: Preaching to the Laity: Orthodoxy, Heterodoxy, and Gender


Sponsor: International Medieval Sermon Studies Society 
Organizer: Holly Johnson, Mississippi State University
Presider: Anne Thayer, Lancaster Theological Seminary

 

Herwagen’s Pseudo-Bedan Homiliary and the Gregorian Reform

     Nathan J. Ristuccia, Univ. of Chicago

Saracens and Saints in Late Medieval English Sermons

     Judy Ann Ford, Texas A&M Univ.–Commerce

Feminizing God’s Word? The Gendered Nature of Biblical References in Late

Medieval English Sermons

Beth Allison Barr, Baylor Univ.

Saint Vincent’s Eucharistic Theology in His Catalán Sermon De corpore Christi

     Alberto Ferreiro, Seattle Pacific Univ.

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19th Symposium

by admin published Nov 22, 2013 02:40 PM, last modified Sep 27, 2014 09:42 PM
Preaching and Reform in the Middle Ages
When Jul 18, 2014 09:00 AM to
Jul 22, 2014 06:00 PM
Where Cracow
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Practical information about the event is now available at the website below.

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