Homo renovatur de die in diem: Transforming Selves and Communities


  • Line Cecilie Engh University of Oslo
  • Stefka G. Eriksen Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research
  • Francis F. Steen university of California Los Angeles




"This special issue of Acta ad archaeologiam et artium historiam pertinentia (from now on Acta) interrogates religious practices of reading, writing, praying and engaging with texts, images, architecture, music, and ritual spaces in late antique Rome and medieval Europe. More specifically, it aims to analyze and deepen our understanding of how liturgy and religious practice modeled and modified selves and communities, how they shaped and transformed identities and built communities - both individual and collective, religious and lay".


On cover:
Monks singing the Office and decorated initial A[sperges me.]. Gradual Olivetan Master (Use of the Olivetan Benedictines), illuminated manuscript on parchment ca. 1430-1439. Italy, Monastero di Santa Maria di Baggio near Milan, Ca 1400-1775.
Beinecke Ms1184: The olivetan Gradual. Gradual. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.




How to Cite

Engh, L. C. ., Eriksen, S. G. and Steen, F. F. (2019) “Homo renovatur de die in diem: Transforming Selves and Communities”, Acta ad archaeologiam et artium historiam pertinentia, 31(17 N.S.), pp. 1–7. doi: 10.5617/acta.7797.