Session Portuguese Convent Culture in the 15th-16th c.: New Perspectives at Leeds International Medieval Congress, 2022 (IMC 2022: Borders)

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Studies on late Medieval cloistered women proliferated during the last thirty years revealing new information on their way of life, spirituality and cultural expressions. However, scholars have only recently begun to devote their attention to the study of Portuguese female religious communities and their material culture. This panel features three ground-breaking studies on Clarissan, Cistercian, and Dominican nunneries by three scholars from different disciplines: art history, conservation sciences, and musicology, and provides new insights on artwork in relation to functionality, the materiality of illuminated manuscripts and the link between written and sounding chant.
Period4 Jul 2022
Event typeConference
LocationLeeds, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • convent culture
  • Portugal
  • 15th-16th Centuries