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Cistercians and Canons Regular in Medieval Brittany, Normandy, England, and Wales

Cistercians and Canons Regular in Medieval Brittany, Normandy, England, and Wales
York University, Founders College Senior Common Room (Thurs) and 170 St. George St. Room 100 (Friday)
Time: May 1st, 8:30 am End: May 2nd, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), 400-1200, 1200-1500
Colloquium

ANCIENT ABBEYS  OF BRITTANY  PROJECT  COLLOQUIUM                                  
May 1–2, 2014

This Colloquium is a continuation of the investigations  of the  Ancient Abbeys of Brittany Project (AABP). The first phase, which focused on the Cistercian abbey of Bégard, culminated in the  publication of L’abbaye  cistercienne de  Bégard,des origines à 1476:  histoire et chartes.  Turnhout: Brepols, 2012. Since then our main focus has been the  study of the Premonstratensian abbey of Notre-Dame de Beauport. Both abbeys are located on the coast of northern Brittany.

The Beauport phase of the project is international and interdisciplinary involving collaboration of the University of Toronto, York University and the Université de Bretagne Occidentale in Brest (UBO). The UBO related project “Un scriptorium et son époque: les chanoines de Beauport et la société bretonne au Moyen Âge” (BEAUPORTMEDSCRIPT) has received funding from the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme en Bretagne (MSHB).

On June 13-14, 2013  a Colloquium, “Beauport: un scriptorium et  son époque” was held in Beauport and Brest. AABP organized a session on “White Canons of Brittany and Lincolnshire” at the 2013 Leeds International Medieval Congress. and is sponsoring a session on “Premonstratensian  Houses: their  Foundations,  Socio-economic and  Cultural  History”, at this year’s International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.

A collection of the  papers given at the 2013 Colloquium will be published by the  Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique (CRBC) in Brest by the end of the year. Our emphasis on publication is continuing with the preparation of an edition  of the  Beauport charters from the foundation of the abbey in the early thirteenth century to 1305. Papers given at sessions sponsored  by AABP at international  conferences  and at this colloquium will also be published.

For registration details, updates and a list of sponsors and their websites, please visit the Ancient Abbeys of Brittany Colloquium Website, yorku.ca/aabp

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