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Midwest Medieval History Conference

Twenty-Eighth Annual


University of Notre Dame


President: John B. Freed, Illinois State University
Vice-president: R. Dean Ware, University of Masachusetts, Amherst
Secretary-Treasurer: Michael Altschul, Case Western Reserve University
Councilors: Charles Bowlus, University of Arkansas, Little Rock; David Sefton, Eastern Kentucky University
Program Chair: Martin Arbagi, Wright State University 
Local Arrangements:
John Van Engen, University of Notre Dame


All meetings will take place in the Center for Continuing Education of the campus of the University of Notre Dame.

  Friday, October 13, 1989

2:00 p.m.         Registration.

3:15 - 4:15        SessionI  (Graduate Student Papers)

Presiding: Joseph Lynch, Ohio State University

The Sect of the Apostles in Late Medieval Italy
Shona Kelly, University of Colorado

A New Look at the Dealing of the Bardi and the Peruzzi with Edward III
Edwin Hunt, University
of Cincinnati

The Philosophical and Scientific Thought of Thomas Bradwardine
Edith Dolnikowski, Michigan State University

 4:30 - 5:15      Session II

Presiding: Joseph Lynch, Ohio State University

The Dreaming Elite in Barbarian Hagiography
Lisa Bitel, University
of Kansas

8:30 - 10:30     Reception in Main Lobby
                          hosted by the Medieval Institute

Saturday, October 14, 1989

8:30 a.m   Registration.

9:00 - 10:45     Session III: Reflections on James Brundage's
                          Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval

Presiding: Richard Fraher, Indiana University

Glenn Olsen, University of Utah  

Michael Sheehan, C.S.B., Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto

Eve Levin, Ohio State University  

11:00 - 12:30   Session IV

Presiding: John Van Engen, University of Notre Dame

The Foundations of Medieval Cosmological Symbolism

Gerhart B. Ladner, University of California at Los Angeles

12:30 - 1:30     Lunch.  Business Meeting.

1:45 - 3:15 Session V

Presiding: George Beech, Western Michigan University

Bad Farmers or Bad Models: Problems in Interpreting Medieval Agricultural Development
Kathleen Biddick, University
of Notre Dame

Cloth and Capitalism in Medieval Bruges
James Murray, University
of Cincinnati

3:30 - 5:00       Session VI

Presiding: Robert Figueira, Saint Mary's College of Minnesota

"Ars musica" and the Medieval Image of God
Thomas L. Amos, Hill Monastic Manuscript Library

Of Prelates and Relics: A Bavarian Benedictine's Leadership Ideal in the Late Middle Ages
Dennis Martin, University of Notre Dame

 6:00                            Cocktails  

7:00                             Banquet.

8:45                                         Banquet Speaker: 

The "Feudal Revolution"

Thomas Bisson, Harvard University

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