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Midwest Medieval History Conference

Thirty-Fourth Annual


Northern Illinois University


President: David Wagner, Northern Illinois University
Vice-president: Thomas Amos, Houghton Library, Harvard University
Secretary-Treasurer: Martin Arbagi, Wright State University
Councilors: Leah Shopkow, Indiana University; Bruce Flood, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
Program Chair: John Lomax, Ohio Northern University


Friday, October 13, 1995

3:00 - 3:30       Registration, Heritage Room, HSC.

3:30 - 4:30         Graduate Student Session I

Chair: Laura English, Northern Illinois University

Crusade as a Christian Response to the Fall of Constantinople: New Manuscript Evidence on Burgundian Proposals for the Crusade of Pius II
Timothy Baldwin, University of Chicago

The Limits of Lordship in Late-Medieval Castile: Friars and Villagers in Guadalupe
Gretchen Starr-LeBeau, University of Michigan  

4:45 - 6:00       Graduate Student Session II

Chair: Jean Burke, Northern Illinois University

How Christian, How Orthodox?  A Reassessment of Early Medieval Christian Missionaries
Ellen Emerick, University of Kentucky

Marital Ideology in England's Central Middle Ages: The Principle of Monogamy and English Literary Writings, 1100-1350
Kenneth Bryer, Northern Illinois University  

The Role of the Bishop in Czech Society of the 11th and 12th Centuries
Lisa Wolverton, University of Notre Dame

8:00 - 10:00     Cocktail Reception.  Sky Room, HSC.  


Saturday, October 14, 1995

8:00 - 9:00       Registration and coffee. Heritage Room, HSC.

9:00 - 9:15       Welcome

Frederick Kitterle, Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Northern Illinois University

9:15 - 10:30     Session I

Chair: Thomas Blomquist, Northern Illinois University

Perception of the East in 14th Century Italian Merchants' Manuals
John Dotson,
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale  

The Other Enrico Dandolo: The Patriarch of Grado between Venice and Byzantium in the Mid-12th Century
Thomas Madden, Saint Louis University  

10:30 - 10:45   Coffee Break.

10:45 - 12:00   Plenary Address

The Possibility of an Eternal World: A Medieval Solution to a Medieval Dilemma

John Murdoch, Harvard University

12:15 - 1:15     Business Lunch.  Sky Room, HSC.  

1:30 - 3:00 Session II

Chair: Gregory Guzman, Bradley University

Early Medieval Chronological Uncertainty: Translating the Relics of St. Augustine of Hippo from Sardinia to Pavia
Jan Hallenbeck, Ohio Wesleyan University

Rethinking the Crusades
William Urban, Monmouth College

3:00 - 3:15       Coffee Break  

3:15 - 4:45       Session III

Chair: John Lomax, Ohio Northern University

Regensburg's Anti-Jewish Politics, 1470-1519
Norman Wilson, Xavier University  

Recontextualizing Dante's Monarchia
Richard Kay, University of Kansas

6:00           Cocktails.  Sky Room, HSC. 

7:00 - 9:00       Banquet.  Sky Room, HSC. 

Dinner Address: Findelkinder or Fusskrank? The Mysterious Case of Bavarian Origins
Charles Bowlus, University of Arkansas - Little Rock


At the business lunch several of the assembled solemnly remembered Donald E. Queller of the University of Illinois, a long time participant and past president of the MMHC, who had recently passed away.

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