CALL FOR PAPERS
Ageing and Medieval Spiritualities
Editors: Mireia Comas-Via and Araceli Rosillo-Luque
Submissions: 500-800 words (Times New Roman 12, 1.5 space)
Deadline: 2022, January 14.
Collective volume to be submitted to Quaderni di storia religiosa medievale in Autumm 2022.
Languages accepted: English, French, Italian, and Spanish.
Topics may address old women and men and ageing processes in connection with spirituality from a historical and cultural perspective.
Proposals may include but are not limited to:
- Spiritual care of the aged soul: shelter, assistance and health practices aimed at elderly people; assistance practices were developed to shelter them and take care of them.
- Long-live life within religious institutions (monasteries, convents, beguinages, canonical collegiates, parishes).
- Old age and ageing in monasteries, understanding them as places chosen as personal projects of ageing.
- Discourses on old age and spirituality: analysis of the iconographic and text representations with reference to old women and men saints, monks, nuns, mystics, beguines, bishops, or other religious figures.
- Devotional practices and ageing in urban communities: charitable activities; confraternities as important venues of spiritual riches, and social capital; testamentary bequests.
- Secular clergy and old age.
- Non-claustral communities and individuals and old age (beguines, tertiaries, dissident groups).
- Non-Christian spiritualities and ageing in the medieval context (Judaism, Islam).