Kirsty Day
The pontificate of Innocent III (1198—1216) marked a period of crisis and renewal in the Church. Using approaches from gender studies and the history of emotions, my interdisciplinary project investigates how Pope Innocent III (1198-1216) and his curia used emotions to communicate papal authority, and how this was shaped by contemporary ideas about gender. My proposed visit to the Vatican Library in Spring 2020 will enable me to examine the earliest manuscript copies of two texts that are critical to my research: the sermons of Innocent III and the Gesta Innocentii, a biography of Innocent.