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URGENT! Petition to Protect Birgittine Manuscripts at Altomünster

The Birgittine library at Altomünster is at immanent risk. Only recently discovered by scholars, this women’s library contains an irreplaceable ensemble of books and other materials that can extend our knowledge of late-medieval women’s experiences. To sign a petition go … Continue reading

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Call for Papers, Kalamazoo 2017

The Syon Abbey Society is delighted to be co-sponsoring with the Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group a paper session on “Syon Abbey and Its Associates” at the next Kalamazoo Medieval Congress in May 2017. Please see below for full call details, … Continue reading

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New Resources from the Syon Abbey Associates

Under the ‘Resources’ menu above, please find several new and very valuable resources generously offered by John Adams of the Syon Abbey Associates (London). They include: An updated “List of Extant MSS and Books.” This is the most comprehensive list of … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: New Perspectives on Catherine of Siena and her Contemporaries

Call for Papers, Kalamazoo International Medieval Congress 2016, 12-15 May Session: “New Perspectives on Catherine of Siena and her Contemporaries” Sponsoring Group: Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group There has been a surge in interest in Catherine of Siena as a result of Heather … Continue reading

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New Book: “A Pictorial History of Marley House, Devon through the centuries”

Jonathan Nicholson, resident of one of the new houses on the Marley estate — formerly the site of the modern Syon Abbey — has self-published a wonderful collection of photographs, maps, and historical descriptions pertaining to the Marley Estate. It … Continue reading

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Reminder to register for the final Syon at 600 Workshop: Dartington Conference

“Continuity and Chance in the Birgittine Order,” the third and final workshop for the “Syon at 600” project, will be held at Dartington Hall, Devon, UK, 21-24 July 2015. If you plan to go to this exciting event, please register … Continue reading

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New book out on the history of Syon Abbey!

England’s Last Medieval Monastery: Syon Abbey 1415-2015, by E. A. Jones (Gracewing, 2015) E.A. Jones, associate professor at the University of Exeter and principal investigator of the Syon at 600 project, has just published a new book that is a … Continue reading

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