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Fifth Glenstal History Conference Brides of Christ: Women and Monasticism in Medieval and Early Modern Ireland

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Friday 2 July

Opening 15.00–15.20 Webinar opening

Welcome to the Fifth Glenstal History Conference by Abbot Brendan Coffey OSB

15.20–15.40 Introduction by Abbess Máire Hickey, Kylemore Abbey

Session 1 15.40–16.20 Dr Tracy Collins

(Aegis Archaeology) ‘On the Brink of the Wave’: Towards an Archaeology of Female Religious in Early Medieval Ireland.

16.25–17.05 Dr Elva Johnston

(University College Dublin) Locating Female Foundations in the Early Medieval Irish Martyrologies.

17.05–17.30 Q&A Close of day

18.00 Vespers from Glenstal Abbey Church available at: https://www.glenstal.com/abbey/webcam/

Saturday 3 July

Session 2 10.50 Webinar opening

11.00–11.40 Dr Edel Bhreathnach (Independent) Devotees, Mothers, Sisters and Virgins: Seeking Female Monastic Communities in Early Ireland.

11.45–12.25 Dr Cathy Swift (Mary Immaculate College UL) St Macrina, St Brigit and St Íte: Models of Female Charism in the Early Irish Church?

12.30–12.50 Q&A

12.50–13.00 10 MINUTE BREAK

Session 3 13.00–13.40 Dr Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel The Other Peregrinatio: Irish Pilgrim Nuns in Medieval Germany.

13.45–14.25 Professor Yvonne Seale (SUNY Geneseo) ‘Order, Order!’: Identity, Belonging and Women’s Monastic Communities in Ireland and France, Twelfth to Fifteenth Centuries.

14.30–15.10 Dr Gillian Kenny (Trinity College Dublin) ‘Paragon(s) of the Gael?’: Medieval Irishwomen - Patronage, Piety, Propaganda and Power.

15.10–15.30 Q&A

15.30–15.40 10 MINUTE BREAK

Session 4 15.40–16.20 Professor Marian Lyons (Maynooth University) Keeping it in the Family: Female Religious and Familial Relations in Late Medieval Ireland.

16.25–17.05 Dr Colmán Ó Clabaigh OSB (Glenstal Abbey) Women on the Margins? Vowesses, Anchoresses and Tertiaries in Medieval Ireland.

17.05–17.30 Q&A Close of day

18.00 Vespers from Glenstal Abbey Church https://www.glenstal.com/abbey/webcam/

Sunday 4 July

Session 5 10.00 Mass from Glenstal Abbey Church https://www.glenstal.com/abbey/webcam/

11.50 Webinar opening

12.00–12.40 Professor Emeritus Colm Lennon (Maynooth University) Sisters of the Priory Confraternity of Christ Church, Dublin, in the Late Middle Ages.

12.45–13.25 Ultan Lally (National University of Ireland, Galway) Hora Determinata: Dominican Nuns and Catholic Identity among Galway City’s Elite in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century.

13.30–13.50 Q&A

13.50–14.00 10 MINUTE BREAK

Session 6 14.00–14.40 Dr Bronagh McShane (National University of Ireland Galway) & colleagues A Reflection: Remembering Margaret MacCurtain.

14.45–15.25 Bishop Anne Dyer

(Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney) Ladies of Fame and Women Worthy of Praise.

15.30–16.00 Q&A

16.00–16.10 CONFERENCE CLOSE


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