Hi there. Welcome to the last unit of <i>A Voice of Their Own</i>. In this unit, you are going to learn about Spiritual Landscapes. As you may remember from the introduction to this course, spiritual landscapes is the name of the research project that has provided the background for this MOOC. But spiritual landscapes is also an expression we like to use to account for the many ways in which women displayed their spirituality in the Middle Ages and the many ways in which said spirituality shaped the space around them. Today, I'm going to walk you through the research lines of our project, to different activities we have organized and some of the resources we are developing with the aim of helping a wider audience to access the spiritual sphere of medieval women. If you're interested in any of the things I will show you, just know that you are just a click away from any of them. So, stay for a few more minutes and see for yourselves. But first things first. Indulge me for a minute and let me take you where everything started, our first online project Claustra. If you want to check it out, this is the web address, www.ub.edu/claustra. You can have a look at the different sections on your own but let me show you a couple of things here. The two main elements of Claustra are the Atlas and the Catalogue. Let's take a look at the Atlas. Well as you can see, here we have a map that highlights the different territories that were at some point under the rule of Iberian kingdoms. At the top of the map, there's a timeline starting the year 1100 and finishing in 1545 with the Council of Trent. You can move through this timeline by clicking on it and as you see, the borders of the different kingdoms evolve over time. You can always see the specific moment you're looking at thanks to the label on the right. I should also mention that the specific context of the Middle Ages made it quite impractical to change the map every year and that is why our time units are 25-year periods. So for example, let's take a look at the last quarter of the 12th century. Here in red, we have the Crown of Aragon, in green the kingdom of Navarre, yellow is for the kingdom of Castile, blue for the kingdom of Leon and in orange we have the kingdom of Portugal. This area over here was under Muslim rule at the time. Let us now turn to the labels on the right. Here we have the orders. As you see you can find Cistercian nuns, Benedictine nuns and so on. For example, if we select the Benedictine nuns, you see that there were quite a lot at this point and also their distribution, and the same goes for the Cistercian nuns. Of course even if we now click on the Dominican nuns, we can see that there were none because the order was not yet founded. Let us now go 50 years forward in time and unclick Benedictine and Cistercian nuns for a clearer picture. Now we see a few Dominican convents and if we select the Poor Clares, we see how they were already widely spread in this region. If we click for example on the <i>mulieres religiosae</i>, we see that we can also find several groups. Hovering over any of these bubble-shaped markers will show the name of the community or people that were behind these spaces. Clicking on any of them will show you a few more details, and if you click on See Record, this will lead you to the catalogue and the detailed entry of that particular community. All this information is downloadable as a PDF file. So, now it's time to go back to Spiritual Landscapes. Again, you're more than welcome to browse through all the sections and subsections of the website. I'm just going to show you a few of them. Let us start with the research lines. You can access the research lines either through the navigation bar at the top of the page or by simply scrolling down. Here they are, Monastic Landscapes, The Nunnery and Its Environment, Inside the Nunnery, and Network Analysis. So the first one, Monastic Landscapes, is in a way, the most direct heir to Claustra. Focusing on three specific regions, Portugal, Catalonia and Andalusia, we have mapped the information recorded in Claustra next to the location of male communities. Thus at any given moment, let's check the Benedictine and Cistercian nuns, and for example Franciscans and Cistercians. As I was saying, at any given moment the bubbles are the female communities and the stars are the male communities. This mapping provides us with very interesting data for comparison. Now, going back to the second research line, The Nunnery and Its Environment, we find three specific projects. One of them shows the results of an ongoing archaeological excavation, data of the Nunnery of the Order of Saint John in Alguaire. Here you can find all the information about the excavation almost in real time. As for the other two projects in this research line, you'll have the chance to know more about them in the following two videos of this unit. But just to give you a sneak peek, this one, Nunnery In a Rural Environment, delves into the effect of nunneries in this environment. As for the Nunnery In An Urban Environment, this one looks into the implantation of monastic spaces in urban settings. Let's take a look. Here you have all the information about the establishment of male and female monasteries in medieval Naples. This is a GIS map and here you have additional data. The third research line, Inside the Nunnery, will allow you to learn about the inner space of several nunneries in Spain and Italy with different visual aids and digital media. Here we have for example, a reconstruction of the choir screen of Santa Chiara in Naples. Finally, as for the fourth research line, networks of reform and dissent, we're using the methods of social network analysis to map the spread of ideas and beliefs and the community performance of different spiritual groups in the Middle Ages. You have now seen the different research lines we're working on. But Spiritual Landscapes is much more, as you'll find if you check at the Experiences and Spaces sections at the top of the page. Among the experiences, you'll find all the information about this MOOC, but of course you don't need that because you're all experts by now. You will also find information about courses and experiences we have jointly developed with artists and active religious communities. Of course you'll also find the virtual exhibition which is currently under development, where you'll find different objects and spaces connected to the practices of women's spirituality in the Middle Ages. Finally, in the last section, you'll find links that will lead you to our different social media accounts, a photo gallery, and of course our blog, where researchers from different institutions worldwide present their work and their research projects. Well, I hope you found this overview interesting and that you spend a few minutes browsing through our website. You can always contact us at this email at the bottom of the page. Thanks for watching and, once again, thanks for enrolling in <i>A Voice of Their Own</i>. Just know that from now onwards, you have also become part of Spiritual Landscapes. Stay tuned.