The Conference on Spirituality and Monasticism in the Middle Ages: CURA SUI explores the world of medieval monasticism, its origins, and legacy, in a interdisciplinary, transversal, and comparative way. The regular organization of this scientific event is the main outcome of the collaboration between the projects Claustra (IRCVM-UB) and the Reial Monster de Santa Maria de Pedralbes (ICUB) with the University Institute of Culture (IUC) of the Pompeu Fabra University. The conference aims to promote specific research and knowledge transfers goals linked with the history of Monasticism through the dissemination of results beyond the academic community. The first meeting was held in October, 2014. The publishing house Fragmenta will cooperate in the second edition, in October 2015, issuing a book with the results.


Information and Registration:


 5 EUR, including catering  (13.15)


Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes

Phone:  93 256 34 27 (Monday to Friday, 10-14)



Capacity: 130 places


















Program of CURA SUI, II Conference on Spirituality and Monasticism in the Middle Ages. Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes, October 15, (en PDF)


9:45 Conference welcome, 'Anna Castellano i Tresserra (directora del Monestir de Pedralbes), Victòria Cirlot (UPF) i Blanca Garí (UB).


10.00-11.00 Caroline Bruzelius (Duke University),

Costruendo la Clausura: L'esempio di Santa Chiara a Napoli


12.00-13.00 Marco Ranini (Univ. Cattolica di Milano),

Ordine e ordinamenti: Ratio e vita spirituale nella teología monástica del XII secolo


15.00-16.00 Guided tour to the Monastery , Anna Castellano i Tresserra.


16.30-17.30 Maria Tausiet (researcher),

El monasterio hermético: Alquimia y secreto a finales del siglo XVI


18:00-19:00 Victoria Cirlot (UPF),

Construyendo la cabaña. Aproximaciones a la realidad interior.

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