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 Universityof 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
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