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Midwest Medieval History Conference

Thirty-Fifth Annual


Saint Louis University


President: James M. Murray, University of Cincinnati
Vice-president: Gregory Guzman, Bradley University
Secretary: Richard Ring, University of Kansas
Treasurer: Martin Arbagi, Wright State University
Councilors: John Lomax, Ohio State University; Leah Shopkow, Indiana University.
Program Director: Amy Livingstone, Maryville College
Local Arrangements: Thomas F. Madden, Saint Louis University



All sessions meet in the Pere Marquette Room.

Friday, October 11, 1996


2:00 p.m.         Registration Begins.  Pere Marquette Room.

3:00 - 4:15         Graduate Student Session I

Chair: Louise Buenger Robbert, University of Missouri, St. Louis

Norse Kingship in Dublin
Mark Munzinger, University of Kansas

Angst in Piers Plowman
Mary E. Warnement, Loyola University
- Chicago

Ecclesiastical Authority in Hereford Diocese: A Geographical Perspective
Thomas Greene, Catholic University
of America 

4:30 - 5:45       Graduate Student Session II

Chair: Thomas F. Madden, Saint Louis University

Geography in Early Medieval Education
Natalia Lozovsky, University
of Colorado at Boulder

Purgatory as Power: Vitae Christinae Mirabilis
Sean Field, Northwestern University  

Community Participation in the Administration of Late Medieval Charities: The Masters of the Poor Tables of Bruges
Michael Galvin, Columbia University

8:00 - 10:00     Cocktail Reception.  Cheshire Inn, Windsor Room.  


Saturday, October 12, 1996


8:00 a.m   Registration and Continental Breakfast. Pere Marquette Room.

8:45 a.m.         Welcome

Shirley W. Dowdy, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Louis University

9:00 - 10:30     Reflections and Responses to Fiefs and Vassals by
                          Susan Reynolds

Chair: John Freed, Illinois State University

Great Ganshof's Ghost
James M. Murray, University
of Cincinnati

Vassals, Fiefs, and Feudum in Southern France
Constance H. Berman, University
of Iowa

Fiefs and Vassals: The "Feudal" Family in English Royal Courts, c. 1258-1354
Sue Sheridan Walker, Northeastern Illinois University

10:30 - 10:45   Coffee Break.

10:45 - 12:00   Plenary Address

           Chair: John Van Engen, University of Notre Dame

Required Opposites: Women and Men in Twelfth-Century Thought

Constance Brittain Bouchard, University of Akron

12:00 - 1:15     Business Lunch.  Billiken Club.  

1:30 - 2:00                   Tourof the Vatican Film Library.

 2:30 - 3:30      Women and Worship

Chair: John Contreni, Purdue University

"Hail St. Brigit!": Gendered Worship in Early Medieval Ireland
Lisa Bitel, University
of Kansas

Retelling the Life of the Virgin Mary: Liturgy and Exegesis as Historical Narrative
Rachel Fulton, University
of Chicago

3:30 - 3:45       Coffee Break  

3:45 - 5:00       Secular and Sacred in the Mediterranean World

Chair: Thomas Shippey, Saint Louis University

Isidore of Seville and "Sisebutus christianissimus Rex": Cultural Revival, Royal Image-making and Episcopal Ambivalence in Seventh-Century Spain
Rachel Stocking, Southern Illinois
University - Carbondale

Sales of Land between Muslims and Christian in Norman Palermo
Olivia R. Constable, University of Notre Dame

Al Nome di Dio: The Ricordanze as Tools for Salvation in the Late Middle Ages
Louis Haas, Duquesne University

6:00           Cocktails.  Cupples House. 

7:00           Banquet.  Cupples House. 

                  After Dinner Speaker: 

Approaching Maturity: The MMHC at Thirty-Five

Richard Sullivan, Michigan State University

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