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Midwest Medieval History Conference

Thirty-Seventh Annual


University of Notre Dame


All sessions will take place at the Center for Continuing Education.


Friday, October 16, 1998

2:00 p.m.         Registration.

2:45                   Graduate Student Session I

Chair: F. Thomas Luongo, University of Notre Dame

Alcuin's De rhetorica Motives and Intent
Cullen Chandler, Purdue University

Witchcraft and Reform in Johannes Nider's Fornicarius
Michael D. Bailey, Northwestern University

Creating Public Space in Toulouse
Pamela Marquez, University of Colorado

Widowed Rome: Crisis and Identity in the Cronica of the Anonimo Romano
Jennifer A. Heindl, University of California - Berkeley

5:00          Graduate Session II

Chair: Constance Berman, University of Iowa

Eastern Christian Apologetic Against Islam: Ammar al-Basri's Kitab al-masa'il wa-l-ajwiba (Book of the Questions and Answers)
David H. Vila, Saint Louis University

Sisters and Patrons: Jeanne and Marguerite of Constantinople and the Cistercian Order in Thirteenth-Century Flanders
Erin Jordan, University of Iowa

The Lost City of Alco├žer
Michelle K. Brunzie, Western Michigan University

Furta sacra or Furta vera?: The Sack of Constantinople
Michael L. Bardot, Saint Louis University

8:00 - 10:00                 Reception at the home of Remie Constable 


Saturday, October 17, 1998

8:00                 Registration and Coffee

8:45                  Welcome: Patrick J. Geary, University of Notre Dame

9:00                 Session I

Chair: Amy Livingstone, Maryville College

What Were the Carolingians Talking About When They Claimed to be Talking About Art?
Thomas F. X. Noble, University of Virginia

Grosseteste's Understanding of Law, Grace, and Freedom
Ian Levy, Marquette University

10:15               Session II

Chair: Michael Altschul, Case Western Reserve University

The Use of Year-dates in Early Medieval Sources
Deborah Deliyannis, Western Michigan University

Curses, Councils, and Mills: The Early Peace Movement in Catalonia
Jeff Bowman, Kenyon College

The Private Lives of Courtiers: Family, Society, and Administration in the Thirteenth-Century Crown of Aragon
Marta VanLandingham, Purdue University

Family, Piety, and Renovatio: Political Discourse on Queenship during the Reign of Charles VI of France
Elizabeth McCartney, Independent Scholar, Iowa City, Iowa

12:30              Lunch and Business Meeting.

2:15                 Plenary Address

The Writing of Medieval History in America: Another Perspective on Alterity and the Grotesque

Elizabeth R. Brown, Professor Emerita, City University of New York (Brooklyn College and the Graduate School)

3:30                 Session III

Chair: James Murray, University of Cincinnati

Before Hell was the Archdeacon's Purse: The Carolingian Archdeaconate
Kevin M. O'Conner, Benedictine University

The Grand Princesses of Moscow and the Rise of the Medieval Russian State
Isolde Thyret, Kent State University

The Pleasures of Late-Medieval Research: New Manuscripts, New Sources
Robert E. Lerner, Northwestern University

5:30           Reception, Medieval Institute, Hesburgh Library. 

7:00           Banquet, South Dining Hall.  

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