Workshop: History of Universities: The Astrik L. Gabriel Project on the Statutes of the Colleges of the Medieval University of Paris


Location: Hesburgh Library, Special Collections Room, First Floor

Professor Kent Emery has organized a workshop for an international group of scholars interested in the history of medieval universities. These scholars are collaborating on a project to complete and disseminate the research of Abbot Astrik Gabriel, former director of the Medieval Institute, whose legacy of books and research papers provides a rich source of material. In addition to conducting their own collaborative research, the participants will offer papers in a public seminar.

The participants will present their papers in the following order:

  • William J. Courtenay, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Paris Colleges within the University Structure”
  • Brother Thomas Sullivan, O.S.B., Conception Abbey (Missouri): “The Governance of the Parisian Monastic Colleges: Top Down and Bottom Up”
  • Claire Angotti, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardennes (France): “The Construction of the Library of the Studium Parisiensis in the Middle Ages: Libraries of Two Great Colleges, Sorbonne and Navarre, in the Fourteenth Century”
  • Thierry Kouamé, Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (France): “The Medieval Statutes of Parisian Colleges: Appraisal for Historical Development”