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Midwest Medieval History Conference

Fourth Annual


Loyola University, Chicago


President: Lowry J. Daly, S.J., Saint Louis University
Vice-president: James M. Powell, Syracuse University
Secretary: Richard L. Kay, University of Kansas
Lon R. Shelby, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; John Sommerfeldt, Western Michigan University
Program Committee: David Herlihy, University of Wisconsin (Chairman); Leonard Boyle, O.P., Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto; Franklin Pegues, Ohio State University
Nominations Committee:
Richard Sullivan, Michigan State University (Chairman); Boyd Hill, University of Colorado; Hilmar Kreuger, University of Cincinnati
Local Arrangements Committee: Raymond H. Schmandt, Loyola University, Chicago (Chairman); James L. Cate, University of Chicago; Robert Kovarik, Chicago State Teachers College


Midwest Medieval History Conference

Saturday, October 23, 1965


Regis Room

Presiding: Leonard Boyle, O.P., Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

9:30 A.M.    Registration

10:00           Welcome: Richard A. Matré, Dean, Graduate School,
                     Loyola University

10:15            "The Epistemology of Bernard of Clairvaux"
                           John R. Sommerfeldt, Western Michigan University

                     "The Ruler as Intellectual in the Byzantine Tradition"
                           John W. Barker, University of Wisconsin

12:30 P.M.   Luncheon--Georgetown Room
                     Brief Business Meeting

           Presiding Lowrie J. Daly, S.J., Conference President, Saint Louis


Regis Room

Presiding: Harold S. Fink, University of Tennessee

2:00 P.M.      "The Franciscan Moroccan Martyrs of 1220 and the Fifth
                      Crusade in Spain (1218-19)"
                            Allan Cutler, Temple University

                       "Rediscovering the Third Estate"
                            Reverend J. A. Raftis, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval

                       "The Individual and the State in a Medieval Commune:
                       Sienese Citizenship, 1287-1355"
                            William M. Bowsky, University of Nebraska

4:30 P.M.       Social Hour--Presidents Room


Presiding: Lowrie J. Daly, S.J., Saint Louis University

6:15 P.M.       Dinner--Georgetown Room

7:15 P.M.       "Some Animadversions of Medieval Periodization"
                              Robert S. Hoyt, University of Minnesota

Conference Information Letter

All sessions of the Conference will be held in the University Center.  This is the building at Rush and Pearson Avenues, west of the main structure on the Loyola Downtown Campus, Lewis Towers, whose address is 820 N. Michigan Avenue.  The old stone Water Tower in front of Lewis Towers is the local landmark.  If you drive into Chicago via expressways, the closest approach is the Ohio Street Exit of the Kennedy Expressway, which will then take you eastward for a half dozen or so blocks to Michigan Avenue at 600 North.

Lodging.  No lodging is available under university auspices.  Arrangements must be made directly and immediately with the hotel of your choice.  The following are in close proximity to the university.

Sheraton-Chicago, 515 N. Michigan.  Singles: $8.00; Double: $12.00.
These are special faculty rates.  You must identify yourself and mention the Conference at Loyola when making reservations.  They have promised to hold a block of 50 rooms for reservations until October 9.

Allerton, 701 N. Michigan.  Single: $10.50; Double $15.00.

Pearson, 190 East Person Ave.  Single: $9.50-$14.50; Double $13.00-$17.00

Water Tower Inn (motel), 800 N. Michigan.  Single: $18-$20; Double: $22-$24.

Drake, 1000 N. Michigan.  Single: $10.00-$22.00; Double $15.50-$24.00.

Meals.  Advance reservations are necessary for the Conference luncheon and dinner.  Please complete the enclosed reservation form and return it before October 20, even if you do not want the meal reservations.

Time.  Note that Daylight Savings Time will still prevail in Chicago on Oct. 23.

Meeting Minutes

The third annual business meeting of the Midwest Medieval Conference was called to order by President Daly after luncheon at the University Center of Loyola University in Chicago.  The chairman of the nominating committee, Professor Richard Sullivan, reported that his committee had been unable to meet because he was its only member present at this year's conference, and consequently the nominating committee's functions had been performed instead by the council, in conformity with Article VI, § 3 of the conference constitution.  At Professor Sullivan's suggestion, the council presented last year's officers for re-election, although not all to the same offices, since the president and vice-president exchanged positions on the new slate.  As no further nominations were offered from the floor, the officers were elected by acclamation, namely: president: James Powell; vice-president: Father Daly; secretary: Richard Kay; councillors: John Sommerfeldt and Lon Shelby.

On behalf of Indiana University, Professor Arthur Hogue invited the conference to meet next year on the Bloomington campus.  This offer was accepted with grateful unanimity.  After several announcement, the meeting was adjourned, but not before the minutes were read and approved.


Note that the conference program inserts the word "History."

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