April 2019: Dominicans and the Liturgy in Medieval Paris

On April 5, 2019, I had the opportunity to coorganize a colloquium on Dominicans and the Liturgy in Medieval Paris together with Susan Boynton of Columbia University. The conference took place at Reid Hall in Paris, and included presentations on various aspects of Dominican liturgy by scholars based in Ireland, Italy, France, Germany, and the United States. The papers were interesting and the conversation lively!

Conference Participants

Eleanor Giraud (University of Limerick): Dominican exemplars and the production of chant books in thirteenth-century Paris

Dominik Jurczak, op (Pontificio Istituto Liturgico, Rome): Evangelistarium: The Concept, Its Structure and Function in the Liturgy of the Order of Preachers

Innocent Smith, op (Universität Regensburg): Bible Missals and the Celebration of the Dominican Liturgy

Robert Mehlhart, op (Hochschule für Musik und Theater München): Melodic and Textual Adaptation in the O Lumen Ecclesiae

Marc Millais, op (Commissio Leonina, Paris): Les Sermones et les Collationes de Thomas d’Aquin et la liturgie

Julia Schneider (University of Notre Dame): Is this Mass Dominican Enough? Describing the Liturgy in Hugh of St. Cher’s Speculum ecclesiae and Albertus Magnus’ De mysterio missae

Panayota Volti (Université Paris Nanterre): Liturgie dominicaine, architecture conventuelle, espace urbain et social: interactions signifiantes dans Paris médiéval

Notre Dame

Here I am with my conference Robert Melhart standing in front of Notre Dame — with little knowledge of what was in store for the great cathedral!

Innocent Smith, op
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