Conflict Groups and Disputatio

Intra- and Extra-Academic Lines of Conflict around the Parisian University, c. 1300

Within the framework of Collaborative Research Centre 1150 “Cultures of Decision-making”, subproject A02 investigates the development of scholastic discourses and practices of decision-making as well as the social and institutional environments in which they were embedded.

The main focus lies on interactions between academic practices and theoretical concepts of decision-making, influence of academic concepts and practices on extra-academic procedures of decision-making, and decisions and conflict groups.

The workshop’s aim was to identify relevant questions within this field of research. In order to do so, we focused on a specific historical situation in which several aspects highly relevant for our research can be found. As a point of departure, the workshop concentrated on intra- and extra-academic lines of conflict in the surroundings of the Parisian university (c. 1300).


Thursday/Jeudi (10/12/2015)

Chair/Modérateur: Nils Bock (Münster/Harvard)

14.00-14.30: Introduction (Martin Kintzinger/Georg Jostkleigrewe)

14.30-15.15: Olivier Canteaut (Paris): Barons, légistes, réformateurs : des factions dans l'entourage des derniers Capétiens?

Chair/Modérateur: Karl Ubl

15.45-16.30: William J. Courtenay (Madison): The Attempted Politicization of an Educational Community. The University of Paris under Philip the Fair

16.30-17.15: Chris Jones (Christchurch): No Man Can Serve Two Masters: John of Paris & the Problem of Royal Authority

17.45-18.30: Sophia Menache (Haifa): Regnum, Studium, and Sacerdotium in the Early Avignon Period: The University of Paris

Friday/Vendredi (11/12/2015)

Chair/Modérateur: Max Schuh (Heidelberg)

9.15-10.00: Marcel Bubert (Göttingen/Münster): Towards a Sociology of Medieval Philosophy, with Special Reference to Paris around 1300. Some Preliminary Remarks

10.00-10.45: Catherine König-Pralong (Freiburg i. Br.): Distribution sociale des savoirs et monopole sur la théorie. Un programme scolastique autour de 1300

11.15-12.00: Olga Weijers (Paris): Le rôle de la disputatio scolastique dans la résolution de conflits

Chair/Modérateur: Frank Rexroth (Göttingen)

14.00-15.30: „Contingentia and Disputatio: Decision-making in late medieval theory”: Presentation of the project’s research programme and general discussion


Dr. Georg Jostkleigrewe

SFB 1150 „Kulturen des Entscheidens“
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