Religious Literacies in the Long Fifteenth Century
The research project Cities of Readers: Religious Literacies in the Long Fifteenth Century aims to supply a new phase in the scholarly exploration of the later Middle Ages by studying the active participation of laypeople in the production and the transmission of religious knowledge through their engagement in reading, textual and performative activities.
The project will innovatively approach religious readership in terms of dynamics, exchanges and negotiations and will consider individuals and groups ('communities of interpretation', formal and informal textual communities sharing texts and knowledge) as objects of research. Reading activities will moreover be studied in relation to the specific places and spaces in which they were generated.

The complexity of the topic and the broad varieties of selected sources (ranging from personal miscellanies to post-mortem inventories) require an interdisciplinary and programmatic approach that will be conducted along three main methodological lines:

a) the study of the multiformity of readership and modes of transmission (textuality, orality, aurality and performativity);
b) the role of communities of interpretation;
c) a spatial approach to cultural dynamics striving towards the reconstruction of a late medieval religious taskscape, i.e. identifying the place where religious knowledge was 'made', 'discussed' and 'exchanged'.

The research lines will be combined in three complementary research projects and in the final co-authored monograph that will contribute to the evaluation of material from the Low Countries in a wider European perspective. The project will result in the writing of new narratives concerning the crucial role of active readership during a pivotal period in European history.

Output

Boek of monografie

  • S Corbellini, M Hoogvliet, B.A.M. Ramakers(2015): Discovering the Riches of the Word: Religious Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Leiden: , Leiden
  • B.A.M. Ramakers, W.S. Mellion(2016): Personification: Embodying Meaning and Emotion , Leiden
  • B Roest, J. Uphoff(2016): Religious Orders and Religious Identity Formation, ca. 1420-1620 , Leiden

Hoofdstuk in boek

  • M Hoogvliet, M Hoogvliet, BAM Ramakers, S Corbellini(2015): Discovering the Riches of the Word: Religious Reading in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe pp. 111 - 140 , Leiden
  • B.A.M. Ramakers(2015): pp. 264 - 312 , Leiden
  • S Corbellini, S Corbellini, BAM Ramakers, M Hoogvliet(2015): Discovering the Riches of the Word: Religious Reading in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe pp. 68 - 87 , Leiden
  • BAM Ramakers, S Corbellini, BAM Ramakers, M Hoogvliet(2015): Discovering the Riches of the Word: Religious Reading in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe pp. 141 - 170 , Leiden
  • L Palmer Wandel, WS Meelton, BAM Ramakers(2015): Image and Incarnation: The Early Modern Doctrine of the Pictorial Image pp. 264 - 312 , Leiden
  • C Ruzzier, M. Hoogvliet, X Hermand(2015): Comment le Livre s'est fait livre. La fabrication des manuscrits bibliques (IVe-XVe siècle): Bilan, résultats, perspectives de recherche pp. 207 - 229 , Turnhout
  • B Roest, J Uphoff, J Uphoff(2016): Religious Orders and Religious Identity Formation, ca. 1420-1620 pp. 48 - 68
  • B.A.M. Ramakers, B.A.M. Ramakers, W.S. Mellion(2016): Personification: Embodying Meaning and Emotion pp. 284 - 336
  • M Selig, S Ehrich, M Hoogvliet(2016): Mittelalterliche Stadtsprachen pp. 43 - 59 , Regensburg
  • B.A.M Ramakers, B.A.M. Ramakers, W.S. Mellion(2016): Personification: Embodying Meaning and Emotion pp. 1 - 40
  • S Corbellini(2017): Nuns’ Literacy in Medieval Europe. The Antwerp Dialogue pp. 95 - 104
  • S Corbellini(2017): Femmes et Bible pp. 19 - 36 , Paris

Wetenschappelijk artikel

  • M Hoogvliet(2015): “Middle Dutch Religious Reading Cultures in Late Medieval France” Queeste pp. 29 - 46 ISSN: 0929-8592.
  • M Hoogvliet(2016): Nicole de Bretaigne and a collection of religious texts in French: Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, MS 5366 (15th century) Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Studies pp. 160 - 181

Professionele publicatie

  • M Hoogvliet(2016): « Une petite instruction pour femme séculière » : lectures religieuses des femmes et bibliothèques à la fin du Moyen Âge et au 16e siècle pp. 34 - 41

Publieksinformatie

  • S Corbellini(2017): Geographies of Reading 

 

Projectnummer:   360-50-090
Hoofdaanvrager:   Prof. dr. S. Corbellini
Verbonden aan:   Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Faculteit der Letteren, Geschiedenis
Uitvoerders:   Prof. dr. S. Corbellini, Dr. M. Hoogvliet, Dr. M. Hoogvliet, Drs. A.J.K. van der Laan, Drs. A.J.K. van der Laan, Drs. J. Uphoff
Looptijd:
  01/01/2015 tot 01/01/2020
Product:   Zie output
Bron:   Website NWO