2nd Seminar on monastic landscapes: Monastery and territory, spiritual and spatial peripheries
Praglia Abbey, Veneto, Italy18-20 May 2017
Praglia Abbey and Padua University have joined together to organise the second seminar to enhance knowledge of monastic landscapes and in particular of the Benedictine system of land planning and management based on the distinctive approach to community life set out in the Rule of Saint Benedict and in general in the whole range of monastic thought that it inspired.
Responding also to the stimulating questions raised by the first seminar in the Armonie composte cycle, entitled “Constructed landscapes, landscapes in art” this second meeting will explore the theme of “periphery” in the sense of the outer edge of urban settlements.
The three day event includes the presentation of twelve papers, discussion groups on specific aspects of the general theme, and site visits and filed trip. In the concluding session, open to the public, the results emerging from the seminar will be considered in the context of salient points of view and experiences concerning the relationship between monastic spirituality and landscapes of contemporary “peripheries”.