Prospective Students Faculty&Staff Students&Alumni Events
Hellenic Center
Educational Programs
CEU-ELTE Medieval Library
Hungarian Medievalists
Cultural Heritage-Projects
Friday, 14 July, 2006
Saturday, 15 July
Sunday, 16 July
Monday, 17 July
Tuesday, 18 July
July 14-18, 2006

Texts to Read and Texts to Preach: Medieval Sermons for Private Reading and Public Dissemination

Piliscsaba–Budapest (Hungary)


Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Piliscsaba - Medieval Studies Department, CEU, Budapest -International Medieval Sermon Studies Society

Contact person(s):
Otto Gecser


The aim of the 15th Symposium of the International Medieval Sermon Studies Society is to confront various approaches to the study of reading and preaching (reading as interpretation vs. reading as performance; sermon as text vs. preaching as event; author/preacher-centered vs. reader/listener-centered lines of inquiry etc.) by examining the concepts of “publicness” and privacy in the Middle Ages. The topic is conceived broadly so as to encompass a wide range of disciplines, perspectives and languages, and to address the different manifestations of the public/private dichotomy in both the field of sermon studies and the two interrelated functions of preaching and reading.

Friday, 14 July, 2006

Venue: Stephaneum, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Piliscsaba

Arrival, registration from 14:00 pm

19:00 pm
Greetings, opening of the symposium
Keynote lecture:
Gloria CIGMAN, founder of IMSSS (University of Warwick): Lollard Preaching: The Eyes and Ears of the Mind


Saturday, 15 July

Venue: Stephaneum, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Piliscsaba

9:00–10:30 am
Panel I, chaired by Carolyn MUESSIG

Holly JOHNSON (Mississippi State University): Hearing Sermons, Seeing Images: Private Meditation as Public Event

Kimberly RIVERS (University of Wisconsin): From Private Meditation to Public Sermon: Changing Attitudes toward Mental Imagery and the Imagination

Thom MERTENS (Universiteit Antwerpen): Private Revelation and Public Relevance in the Middle Dutch Sermon Cycle "Jhesus collacien"

10:30–10:45 am - Discussion

10:45–11:15 am - Pause

11:15–12:15 am
Panel II, chaired by Carlo DELCORNO

Rosa Maria DESSI (Université de Nice): Les laudes entre dévotion individuelle, prédication et religion civique

Federico BOTANA (Courtauld Institute): From Words to Deeds: the Works of Mercy in MS Magliabechiano II.VI.16.

12:15–12:30 pm - Discussion

12:45 pm - Lunch break

14:15–15:15 pm
Panel III, chaired by Carla CASAGRANDE

Marinus Burcht PRANGER (Universiteit van Amsterdam): The Persona of the Preacher in Bernard of Clairvaux: Public or Private?

János BARTKÓ (Veszprém): Une technique exégétique au service de la prédication: les 'distinctiones' dans les sermons des évangiles de Hugues de Saint-Cher

15:15–15:30 - Discussion

15:30-16:00 - Pause

Panel IV, chaired by George P. FERZOCO

Yuichi AKAE (Chuo University, Tokyo): The Concept of Sign in the Novum opus dominicale of John Waldeby OESA

György GALAMB (University of Szeged): Sermo et reportatio. Le cas de Jacques de la Marche

17:00–17:15 - Discussion

Sunday, 16 July

9:00 am
Excursion to Esztergom and Visegrád

Monday, 17 July

Venue: Stephaneum, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Piliscsaba

9:30–10:30 am
Panel V, chaired by Monica HEDLUND

Ralf M. W. STAMMBERGER (Hugo von Sankt Viktor Institut): Liber sermonum Hugonis

András VIZKELETY (Budapest, Hung. Acad. of Sciences): Zur Typologie spätmittel-alterlicher Sermoneshandschriften

10:30–10:40 am - Discussion

10:40–11:10 am - Pause

11:10–12.30 Business Meeting of the International Medieval Sermon Studies Society

12:45 am - Lunch break

14:15–15:45 pm Workshop

Stephan BORGEHAMMAR (Lund Universitet): Early Printed Sermons for Readers and Preachers

15:45–16:15 pm - Pause

16:15–17:00 pm
Panel VI, chaired by Franco MORENZONI

New media for sermons to read (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Sermones compilati Atelier):

Ildikó BÁRCZI: L'édition électronique des sermons de Pelbartus de Themeswar

Flóra RAJHONA – Nóra SÁPI: Hagiography, Liturgy and Science in Pelbartus de Themeswar’s Sermons

17:00–18:30 pm Presentation of posters

19:00 pm - Dinner - Chamber music concert

Tuesday, 18 July

Venue: Auditorium, Central European University
Nádor u. 9. 1051 Budapest

10:00–11:15 am
Panel VII, chaired by Laura GAFFURI
(Fifteen-minute papers by post-docs and PhD students)

Vicky BRISTOW, (University of Nottingham): Anglo-Saxon Homiletic (Con)Texts: Towards an Understanding of Performance

Attila GYÖRKÖS (University of Debrecen): Formes de rédaction des récits narratifs dans un manuscrit français du 15e siècle

Stanislava KUZMOVA (Budapest, CEU): Saint Stanislaus of Cracow: Hagiography - Sermon Texts - Preaching

András NÉMETH (Budapest, CEU): Teaching, Learning, and Preaching in a Fifteenth-Century Rhyming Decalogue

Dagmara WÓJCIK (Krakow): Le recueil de sermons modèles de Martinus Polonus et ses adaptations

11:15–11:30 am - Discussion

11:30–12 - Pause

Public lecture chaired by Gábor KLANICZAY

Lina BOLZONI (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa): The Images of Memory in the Italian Preaching (14th-15th centuries)

Anne THAYER (Lancaster Theological Seminary): Conclusion

13:00 pm - Reception

14:00 pm - Budapest sightseeing / Departure


ÁDÁM Edina, BATA Sarolta, SZÉP Eszter, RADÓ Cecília (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Sermones compilati):
The Use and Interpretation of Sources in the Sermons of the Érdy Codex

BAKONYI Dóra, KŐRÖS Kata (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Sermones compilati):
Aligning Old Hungarian religious texts with their Latin sources. Lexical search possibilities in Old Hungarian texts

BISIO, Giorgia (Università di Ferrara):
Exempla à prêcher, exempla à lire

BRACHA, Krzysztof (Kielce, Akademia Swiętokrzyska):
Der Predigerkodex als Pastoralhandbuch

CORBARI, Eliana (University of Bristol):
Reception and Dissemination of Dominican Preaching in Florence in the Late Middle Ages

DUCOLOMB, Lydie (Lyon, CIHAM):
Du récit biblique à l’exemplum biblique

FEUNETTE, Celine (Genève, MüBiSch):
An Analysies of the Relationship between Orality-Visuality and Writing in Medieval Sermons

FONTANA, Emanuele (Università di Padova):
Le recueil de sermons attribué à Lucas lector de Padua OMin

HEVELONE, Suzanne (USA Chestnut Hill, Boston College):
Examining Saints’ Lives and Sermons: Jacobus de Voragine on Mary Magdalene and Peter Martyr

HORVÁTH Hajnalka, KERTÉSZ Balázs (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Sermones compilati):
Traces of the Historical Interest in the Sermon literature of the Late Middle Ages in Hungary

SPIERALSKA, Beata (Siedlce, Akademia Podlaska):
Les sermons attribués à Maurice de Sully

TÓTH Péter (Budapest, University Library):
Dramatic Sermons: History and Perspectives of a Long-Lived Tradition. The Case of the Annunciation

ZAJCHOWSKA, Anna (Kraków, University):
Johannes Frankenstein (+1446) and his Sermones ad Clerum


Edit Madas
Mobile: +36(70)-2038-577

  <<< Conference / Workshop  
H-1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 9. - Tel.: (36-1)327-3024, Fax:(36-1)327-3055, E-mail: