Mapping and Modeling Religious Communities in Medieval Europe

Caroline Bruzelius

We have been modeling building process and change in a number of mendicant convents in Europe (Oxford, Naples, Millan, and Folloni). A project for the Franciscan community near Naples, undertaken with the excavation team at the convent, engineers at the Centro Nazionale di Ricerca in Potenza, and scholars at the University of Naples, has resulted in an online video.

The project has been translated into Italian and is displayed in the convent’s museum. We are engaged in creating other digital models of Franciscan churches of Southern Italy, as a potential component of a 3-year NEH-funded Collaborative Research Grant for a database on the medieval Kingdom of Sicily.


Michal Koszycki (Trinity ’09)

Rebecca Wood (Trinity ’09)


The Mendicant Revolution