Session at International Medieval Congress (IMC) 2019 (Special Thematic Strand: 'Materialities'), Leeds

The cathedral schools and the universities that developed from them were necessarily urban phenomena. Masters and students lived in, preached in, ate, fought and partied in the city. This session aims to explore the material intersection of the urban environment and the schools. We welcome papers from all disciplines that address such questions as location or mechanics of teaching or preaching; production and circulation of manuscripts; provisioners and suppliers of food and materials to the schools; shops and taverns; students’ and masters’ housing; urban properties owned by the schools; etc.

Please send abstracts of no more than 100 words by Sept 25 to:

Theresa Gross-Diaz: and Martin Schwarz: