20 April

ISEG, Room Delta, Quelhas Building

9.30        Eddie Jones. Welcome and introductions.

9.45        Ann Hutchison, ‘Views of the Bridgettine Nuns in Lisbon from Robert Persons, S.J., to Rose Macaulay’

10.30     Coffee

10.45     Raquel da Silva. ‘The LxConventos project: from sacred city to secular town’

11.30     Nuno Valério. ‘The avatars of a building’

                followed by tour of former convent buildings

1.0          Lunch

2.0          Liz Perry, ‘An Overview of the Convent and its Objects’

3.0          Tiago Lourenço, ‘Convento das Inglesinhas: an English convent in Lisbon’

3.45        Tea

4.15        Virginia Bainbridge, ‘A Leap of Faith: the lives of the first two generations of Bridgettines in Lisbon’

5.0          Caroline Bowden, ‘The chronicle of the Bridgettines in Lisbon: some questions

5.30        Drinks reception


21 April

Morning free

Bom Sucesso, Belém

2.30        Arrive Bom Sucesso

Honor McCabe, ‘The Friendship of Two Communities in Exile’.

followed by tour of convent church



22 April

Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Sala Vista de Lisboa (Grand Panorama of Lisbon Room)

Arrive early if you want to look around the Museum (which opens at 10.0)


11.30     Dr Alexandre Pais (MNA), ’Introduction to the Grand Panorama of Lisbon’

12.0        Simon Johnson, ‘ “The Light of Meridian Day”: The English College at Lisbon, 1622 – 1755’

1.0          Lunch in Museum restaurant

2.30        Joana Serrado, ‘The discoveries of Portuguese women mystics’

3.15        ‘Towards a History of the Bridgettines in Lisbon’. Roundtable introduced by Caroline Bowden

5.15        Vincent Gillespie. Concluding remarks

5.30        Close

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