Seminars: archival documents



Seminar led by Muriel Clair (Université de Saint-Boniface)
Thursday, 13 October 2016 at 17h
Maison Bellarmin, Archives des Jésuites au Canada

Click on the buttons to the right to access:
1. A dossier containing a brief introduction followed by a transcription of excerpts from the Manuscript of 1652,
2. Images of the relevant folios of the Manuscript of 1652

"SULPICIAN" DOSSIER: Sermons of Father Déat

Seminar led by Joy Palacios (Simon Fraser University)
Friday, 14 October 2016 at 15h15
Musée Pointe-à-Callière

Click on the button to the right to access a dossier comprised of two types of preaching by Father Antoine Déat (1696-1791), priest of the Society of Saint-Sulpice:
1. “Exhortation pour une veture de la Sr. Jorian de St. André, 13 juin 1726”
2. “Sermon de St. Sulpice, 17 janvier 1729”

"HOSPITALER" DOSSIER: The Role of the Arts and Materiality in Spiritual Practice

Seminar led by Dominic Hardy (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Saturday, 15 October 2016 at 13h30
Université du Québec à Montréal

Click on the button to the right to access a dossier comprised of:
1. A brief introduction of two artefacts
2. A reproduction of the painting of the Vierge au Rosaire (oil on leather, c. 1630-1670)
2. A reproduction of a reliquary made of rolled paper called “The Annunciation,” crafted by Sister Varin (1727)*

*All rights reserved (reproduction prohibited without permission from the Musée des Hospitalières de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal)

As a complement to the individual papers presented during our conference, we wish to close each day using an experimental format best described as a seminar. Inspired by the reading group format that gave birth to CAHSA, participants read and discuss a small dossier of archival documents illustrating the dynamic between the individual and collective poles of spiritual experience. We conceive these seminars as an opportunity for participants with a wide range of perspectives and training – researchers, archivists, members of religious orders – to exchange ideas based on a collaborative analysis of a shared object of study. One hour in length, our hope is that these seminars serve as a laboratory of ideas leading toward future interdisciplinary collaborations.

Each dossier can be consulted and/or downloaded on line using the above tabs. (Some documents are not yet available as we are still in the process of putting them online.)

CAHSA would like to thank the following collaborators for their support of our project: the Archives des Jésuites au Canada, the département des archives de l’Univers Culturel de Saint-Sulpice et the Musée des Hospitalières de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal.