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Midwest Medieval History Conference

Thirty-Sixth Annual


Bradley University


President: Gregory G. Guzman, Bradley University
Vice-president: John E. Dotson, Southern Illinois University
Secretary: Richard R. Ring, University of Kansas
Treasurer: Martin Arbagi, Wright State University
Councilors: Thomas Amos, Western Michigan University; Amy Livingstone, Maryville College.
Program Chair: Olivia R. Constable, University of Notre Dame


All sessions meet in Baker Hall, Room B51.


Friday, September 26, 1997

2:00 p.m.         Registration.

3:00 - 4:45         Graduate Student Session I

Chair: Pongracz Sennyey, Bradley University

The Solvency of Reading Abbey and the Case of False Jewish Bonds
Susan J. Hubert, Western Michigan University

All in the Family: The Relationship between the Archbishop of Cologne and the Premonstratensian Monasteries of the Lower Rhineland, 1120-1220
Shelley Wolbrink, University of Cincinnati

Imagining the Bishop: Episcopal Portraits from Medieval Denmark
Anthony M. Perron, University of Chicago

Nothing Other than that which the Authority of Law Discerned: Written Law and Frontier Custom in Eleventh-Century Catalonia
Marie A Kelleher, University of Kansas

4:45 - 5:00     Coffee Break

5:00 - 6:30       Graduate Student Session II

Chair: John B. Freed, Illinois State University

Women of the Book: New Insights into Female Carolingian Literary Culture from a Ninth-Century Schoolbook
Steven A. Sofferahn, Purdue University

Offering an Alternative Framework: Carolingian Biblical Studies and the Ninth-Century Family Model
Christopher R. Corley, Purdue University  

Serviens deo nocte ac die: St. Elizabeth and Holy Widowhood in the High and Later Middle Ages
Katherine Clark, Indiana University

9:00 - 11:00     Cocktail Reception. Guzman Home.  


Saturday, September 27, 1997

8:30 - 9:00       Registration. Coffee and Donuts.

9:00 a.m.         Welcome

Claire Etaugh, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Bradley University

9:15 - 10:30     Session I

Chair: Amy Livingstone, Maryville College

Confirmation in Early Anglo-Saxon History
oseph Lynch, Ohio State University

Perpetual Prayer at Agaune
Barbara Rosenwein, Loyola University, Chicago

10:30 - 10:45   Coffee Break.

10:45 - 12:15   Haskins' Renaissance Seventy Years Later

Chair: Rachel L. Fulton, University of Chicago

Haskins and the Law: The Ius commune and the 12th-Century Renaissance
James Brundage, University
of Kansas

Haskins, d'Alverny, and Current Scholarship on Arabic to Latin Translation
Thomas Burman, University of Tennessee

Beyond Anti-Burckhardtianism
Marcia Colish, Oberlin College

12:30 - 2:00     Lunch and Business Meeting
                           Student Center Alumni Dining Room

2:00 - 3:00       Plenary Address

           Chair: Gregory G. Guzman, Bradley University

Cross-Cultural Interaction and Hemispheric Integration in the Post-Classical World, 500-1500 C.E.

Jerry Bentley, University of Hawaii

3:00 - 3:15       Coffee Break  

3:15 - 5:15       Session II

Chair: Kathryn L. Reyerson, University of Minnesota

Secular and Spiritual Fatherhood in the Eleventh Century
Megan McLaughlin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Continuity and Discontinuity in the Cult of the Saints: The Case of Apulia and Lotharingia
Thomas Head, Washington University
, St. Louis

Sex and the University of Paris in 1329: The Rape of Symonette
William Courtenay, University of Wisconsin, Madison

7:00           Banquet. Student Center Alumni Dining Room. 

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