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.
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/
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The recipients of these scholarships will be announced after May 13, 2016.
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 email@example.com
May 08, 2014 09:00 AM
May 11, 2014 02:00 PM
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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
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
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.
Jul 18, 2014 09:00 AM
Jul 22, 2014 06:00 PM
|Contact Name||Beata Spieralska-Kasprzyk|
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