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Midwest Medieval History Conference

Thirtieth Annual


The Hill Monastic Manuscript Library

Saint John's University


President: John Van Engen, University of Notre Dame
Vice-president: David Sefton, Eastern Kentucky University
Secretary-Treasurer: Martin Arbagi, Wright State University
Program Chair: Thomas Amos, Alcuin Library, Saint John's University 
Local Arrangements:
Julian G. Plante, HMML, Saint John's University


All sessions will take place in the Centenary XV Room (Quadrangle 264) on the Saint John's University campus.  Bus service will be provided between the campus and the St. Cloud Holiday Inn.

Friday, October 18, 1991


2:00          Registration. (Bus from Holiday Inn at 1:30.)

2:15 - 3:15         SessionI (Graduate Student Papers)

The Logistics of the Armies of the First Crusade
Neil F. Smith, University of Arkansas

The Surrender of Constantinople in 1204: A New Look at a Very Old Problem
Thomas F. Madden, University of Illinois

The Military Role of Free and Unfree Individuals in Tenth Century Saxony
Edward J. Schoenfeld, University of Minnesota

 3:30 - 4:30      Session II(Graduate Student Papers)

Inheritance Patterns and Transformations Among the Noble Families of Twelfth-Century Blois-Chartres
Amy Livingstone Thompson, Michigan State University

The Apocalyptic Thought of Guibert of Nogent
Charl A. Harper, University of Kentucky

John-Jerome of Prague and the Errores Graecorum
William P. Hyland, Cornell University

  4:30 - 5:30    Tour of Hill Monastic Manuscript Library.   

  6:00               Bus leaves for Holiday Inn St. Cloud.  

  10:00             Reception.  (Holiday Inn)  


Saturday, October 19, 1991


8:00                 Bus leaves Holiday Inn St. Cloud for Saint John's

 8:00 - 9:00      Registration.

9:00 - 10:00     Session III

Presiding: Julian G. Plante, Hill Monastic Manuscript Library

Sin and Eschatology in the Seventh-Century Liber de ordine creaturarum
Marina Smythe,
The Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame  

The Latin Vocabulary of Early Medieval Kingship
Steven Fanning, University of Illinois at Chicago

10:00 - 10:30   Coffee.

10:30 - 11:30   Session IV

Presiding: Thomas L. Amos, Alcuin Library

The Origins of Egyptian Monasticism

Richard E. Sullivan, Michigan State University

11:45 - 1:15     Business Lunch.  Alumni Lounge.  

1:30 - 2:30 Session V

Presiding: Bernard S. Bachrach, University of Minnesota

Miracles and the Modern Mind
David Appleby, U.S. Naval Academy

The Martyrology "Pseudo-Bede of Cologne
John McCulloh, Kansas State University

2:30 - 3:00       Coffee

3:00 - 4:00       Session VI

Presiding: James Murray, University of Cincinnati

Hagiography and Monasticism at Monte Cassino in the Eleventh Century: Alberic's Dossier on Dominic of Sora
Carmela Vircilio Franklin, Saint John's University  

De Vita Machometi: Latin Biography of Islam's Prophet in the 11th, 12th, and 13th Centuries
John Tolan, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

4:00 - 4:15       Coffee

 4:15 - 5:15      Session VII

Presiding: Boyd Hill, University of Colorado

Ministerial Self-Consciousness: Ulrich of Liechtenstein's Frauendienst
John B. Freed, Illinois State University  

Apocalypticism, Politics and Ideologies: Transformation, 1157-1326
E. Randolph Daniel, University of Kentucky and Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, University of Victoria

 5:15 - 6:15                  Tour of Hill Monastic Manuscript Library. 

 6:15 - 7:00                  Reception.  Alumni Lounge. 

7:00 - 9:30       Banquet.  

Banquet Speaker: The Tournament in Twelfth-Century France: A Conjunction Between Literature and History
John Baldwin, Johns Hopkins University

  9:30         Bus leaves for Holiday Inn St. Cloud. 

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