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Midwest Medieval History Conference

Thirty-Second Annual


University of Notre Dame


President: Charles Bowlus, University of Arkansas
Vice-president: James Brundage, University of Kansas
Secretary-Treasurer: Martin Arbagi, Wright State University
Councilors: James Murray, University of Cincinnati; Katherine J. Workman, Wright State University; Edward D. English, University of Notre Dame; Kay B. Slocum, Capital University
Program Committee: Amy Livingstone, Maryville College; Kay Slocum, Capital University; Edward D. English, University of Notre Dame
Local Arrangements:
Edward D. English, University of Notre Dame; Leah Rutchick, University of Notre Dame


All sessions will be held in Room 210-214, Center for Continuing Education.


Friday, November 5, 1993

3:00 - 3:30       Registration.

3:30 - 5:30         SessionI  (Graduate Student Papers)

Chair: Edward D. English, University of Notre Dame

The Crusade Rhetoric of Catherine of Siena
Thomas Luongo, University of Notre Dame

The French Kill Their Kings
Stanford Zale, The Ohio State University

Sir Archibald Douglas: The Making of a Magnate
Bruce R. Homann, Iowa State University

Sanctity and Conflict in Ottonian Saxony
Carolyn Edwards, University of Notre Dame

6:00 - 7:00       Reception.  Lobby, Center for Continuing Education.  


Saturday, November 6, 1993

8:30 - 9:00       Registration and Coffee.

9:00 - 11:00     Paradigms, Processes and Medieval Studies

Chair: Leah Rutchick, University of Notre Dame

Shifting Contexts, Shifting Meanings: Calendar Imagery in Romanesque Art
Marjorie Hall, Wheelock College (Boston)

Rethinking the Carolingian Renaissance
Genevra Kornbluth,
Youngstown State University  

Buildings and Books: Twelfth Century Constructions of Community, Curriculum and Conversion at St. Victor
Loraine Simmons, University of Chicago

Rituals of Blood Sacrifice in Romanesque Psalter Illumanations
Dianne Gwinn Santinga, Evanston, Illinois (Princeton University)

11:00 - 11:15   Coffee Break.

11:15 - 11:45   Resources at the Medieval Institute and the
                   University of Notre Dame for the Study of the Middle

John Augustus Zahm, C.S.C., Dante Collection
Theodore Cachey, University of Notre Dame

Frank M. Folsom Microfilm and Photographic Collection from the Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Louis Jordan, University
of Notre Dame  

Devil Take the Hindmost: Two Romanesque Capitals at the University of Notre Dame
Leah Rutchick, University
of Notre Dame

  12:00 - 1:30   Business Lunch.  Morris Inn.


  2:00 - 4:00     New Questions in Social History

Chair: Philip Gavitt, Saint Louis University

Why Are There No Lady Sodomites in Hell?
Elaine Martin, St. John's University, Collegeville  

How to Use Manorial Accounts to Study Late Medieval English Peasants
Katherine J. Workman, Wright State University

Reassembling the Venetian Past: Training New Relational Database Technologies on Old Problems
Thomas F. Madden,
Saint Louis University  

Contracts and Courts: Arrangements of Labor in Late Medieval England
Madonna J. Hettinger, College of Wooster

  4:30 - 5:30     Principal Address

Inexpressible Grief: Women and the Passions in Medieval Italy

Diane Owen Hughes, University of Michigan

6:00 - 7:00       Reception.  Sponsored by the Students of the Medieval
                            Institute, The Library of the Medieval Institute,
                            Seventh Floor, Hesburgh Library  

  7:30 - 9:30                 Banquet.  Morris Inn, Trustees Room.  

  9:00         President’s Reception. Donors Room.

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