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Midwest Medieval History Conference

Twenty-Fourth Annual


University of Illinois


President: E. Randolph Daniel, University of Kentucky
Vice-president: Thomas W. Blomquist, Northern Illinois University
Councillors: Louise Buenger Robbert, University of Missouri--St. Louis; Ronald Steckling
Secretary-Treasurer: Richard "Skip" Kay, University of Kansas
Program Chair: John Freed, Illinois State University
Local Arrangements: Donald E. Queller, University of Illinois


  Friday, October 11, 1985

9:00-12:00 pm        Reception with Cash Bar
                                (Illini Union 314A & 314B)

  Saturday, October 12, 1985

7:00-9:00 am           Continental Breakfast and Registration
                                 (Illini Union 314B)

9:00-12:00 am         Morning Session
                                 (Illini Union 314B)

Welcome Address
William F. Prokasy
Dean of College
Liberal Arts and Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Chair: Barbara Rosenwein
Loyola University, Chicago

Michael H. Hoeflich
College of Law
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Perfidious Woman: Law, Power & the Image of Women in the Early Middle Ages"

Penny S. Gold
Knox College
"The Language of Cross-Sex Friendship in the Life of Christina of Markyate"

Renata E. Wolff
Freeport, Illinois
"The Feudal Background of the Marian Devotion in the Cistercian Order"

10:00 am                 Coffee Break

12:00-1:30 pm         Lunch and Business Meeting
                                 (Illini Union 314A)

President of Midwest Medieval Conference
E. Randolph Daniel
University of Kentucky

1:30-5:00 pm           Afternoon Session
                                 (Illini Union 314A)

Steven Rowan
University of Missouri, St. Louis

Charles R. Bowlus
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
"Frankish Evidence on the Geographical Location of Moravia. Where was Frankish Moravia?"

Brian A. Pavlac
Notre Dame
"Excommunication and Territorial Politics in Medieval Trier"

Gerald W. Day
University of Miami
"The Anti-Expansionist Faction in Medieval Consular Genoa"

3:00 pm                   Coffee Break

5:00-7:00 pm           Free Time

7:00-8:00 pm           Dinner
                                 (Illini Union 314A)

8:00-8:45 pm           Guest Speaker

John W. Baldwin
Johns Hopkins University
"The Achievement of Philip Augustus"

9:00-12:00 pm         President's Reception
                                 (University Inn)


From the Program: The 24th annual meeting of the Midwest Medieval Conference (MMC) will be held on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 11-12, 1985.  Since the first meeting of the MMC at Urbana-Champaign meetings have been held on various midwestern campuses with participants from more distant parts, as well as from our own area. The interests of MMC conferences are broadly defined.  Largely comprised of historians, the MMC welcomes papers and attendance by scholars from other disciplines who wish to address historical concerns.

The 1985 program includes a morning session devoted to women's history and a variety of interesting subjects in the afternoon.  Prof. John Baldwin of Johns Hopkins will give us a foretaste of his Opus Magnum in his dinner address on "The Achievement of Philip Augustus."

E. Randolph Daniel will host our traditional and much enjoyed president's reception on Saturday evening at the University Inn after the dinner meeting.

The program chairman for the 24th annual meeting of the Midwest Medieval Conference is John Freed, Illinois State University.

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