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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.).

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15th Symposium of the International Medieval Sermon Studies Society

TEXTS TO READ AND TEXTS TO PREACH: MEDIEVAL SERMONS FOR PRIVATE READING AND PUBLIC DISSEMINATION
When Jul 14, 2006 12:00 AM to
Jul 18, 2006 12:00 AM
Where Piliscsaba–Budapest, Hungary
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The aim of the Symposium is to confront various approaches to the study of reading and preaching (reading as interpretation vs. reading as performance; sermon as text vs. preaching as event; author/preacher-centered vs. reader/listener-centered lines of inquiry etc.) by examining the concepts of “publicness” and privacy in the Middle Ages. The topic is conceived broadly so as to encompass a wide range of disciplines, perspectives and languages, and to address the different manifestations of the public/private dichotomy in both the field of sermon studies and the two interrelated functions of preaching and reading.

The symposium program is available here in Adobe PDF format.

The registration form is available here in Adobe PDF format.

Information on the organizing institutions, committee, venues, registration & arrival, fees and cost of accommodations, availability of bursary funds, and local excursions is available in English and in French in Adobe PDF format.