In memoriam Francis Timmermans (Laken, 17/7/1937 - Brussel, 19/11/2015)

Na een professionele carrière op de hoofdzetel van AG Verzekeringen in Brussel, kwam Francis Timmermans pas in de jaren 1990 via archeologische opgravingen met de kartuizerorde in contact. Geboeid door de archeologie, bood hij spontaan zijn hulp als vrijwilliger aan bij een aantal opgravingscampagnes, onder meer in Frankrijk, waar hij kennismaakte met de professionele archeoloog dr. Jean-Luc Mordefroid (Unité de Recherche Archéologique Cartusienne, URAC).

EPAPER: Five Steps Downhill

Five Steps Downhill. The typological sequence of Carthusian architectural adaption to new surroundings
Elke Nagel

Architecture provides a shell for monastic life ever since. More than others, the eremitic order of the Carthusians relies on seclusion from the world by the built environment. This contribution to session 516 of the Leeds International Medieval Congress 2015 summarises the results of a PhD research project run at Technische Universität München between 2006 and 2012 on Carthusian Architecture.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Kartausen und Kartäuser zwischen Gebet und Grundherrschaft

KARTAUSEN UND KARTÄUSER ZWISCHEN GEBET UND GRUNDHERRSCHAFT
Zur Funktion von Kartausen in ihrem sozioökonomischen Umfeld

Internationale Tagung
In der ehemaligen Kartause Aggsbach
31.8.-2.9.2016

COLLOQUIUM: The Virtual Library of the Charterhouse of Gaming

COLLOQUIUM HISTORICO-CRITICUM
Location: Marietta-Blau-Saal, University of Vienna Main Building, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria.
Time: November 9, 2015, 5:15 PM.

This year's Colloquium historico-criticum is organised jointly with the Austrian Institute of Historical Research and is simultaneously the 185th Seminar of the AIHR.

BOOK: Perilous Passages. The Book of Margery Kempe, 1534-1934

The new publication 'Perilous Passages. The Book of Margery Kempe, 1534-1934' by Julie A. Chappell includes chapters on 'The Carthusian Connection' and 'Carthusian Preaching Materials'.

PUBLICATION: Le nécrologue primitif de la Grande Chartreuse (Analecta Cartusiana, 309)

Cet ouvrage est l'édition d’un document exceptionnel, le plus ancien nécrologe de la Grande Chartreuse, constitué sur la base d’un calendrier pour l’essentiel antérieur à 1134. À travers les noms des défunts inscrits depuis la confection du calendrier jusqu’au XIVe siècle, il est possible d’aborder les temps les plus anciens de l’établissement, depuis l’époque de sa fondation par « maître Bruno », inscrit au 6 octobre.

CONFERENCE: Carthusian Session at the Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference

On Wednesday 8 July 2015, the Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, hosted in Brussels, will feature a Carthusian session, entitled Music and Liturgy in the Carthusian Order (c. 1100-1500).

CONFERENCE: Carthusian Session at IMC Leeds 2015

International Medieval Conference, Leeds, 6-9 July 2015
Special Thematic Strand: 'Reform and Renewal'

Session 817: Communities of Reform, II: Carthusian Discourses of Devotional Reform
Tuesday 7 July 2015: 16.30-18.00

BOOK: The Ethics of Ornament in Early Modern Naples. Fashioning the Certosa di San Martino

The Carthusian monks at San Martino began a series of decorative campaigns in the 1580s that continued until 1757, transforming the church of their monastery, the Certosa di San Martino, into a jewel of marble revetment, painting, and sculpture. The aesthetics of the church generate a jarring moral conflict: few religious orders honored the ideals of poverty and simplicity so ardently yet decorated so sumptuously. In this study, Nick Napoli explores the terms of this conflict and of how it sought resolution amidst the social and economic realities and the political and religious culture of early modern Naples.

BOOK: When Silence Speaks

The Carthusian monks perceive silence and solitude as ideals, the source of their happiness and their way towards God. When Silence Speaks is an accessible and remarkable history of the Carthusian Order that traces the inception of the movement from the letters of its founder, Saint Bruno, the writings of Denis the Carthusian, through to the present day. It has been written for all readers who are fascinated with the Carthusian way of life.

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