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Midwest Medieval History Conference

Thirty-Eighth Annual


University of Cincinnati



All sessions will take place in Old St. Georges Center, a former Catholic Church and Franciscan Friary built by a noted Cincinnati architect.


Friday, October 22, 1999

2:00 p.m.           Graduate Session I

4:00                 Graduate Session II  

Saturday, October 23, 1999

6:00 - 9:00       Registration.

9:00 - 10:45     Session I

Chair: Thomas F. Madden, Saint Louis University

Domination, Coercion, Display: Henry II's Use and Treatment of Welsh and Scottish State Hostages
Annette Parks, University of Evansville

Thirty-Nine Days and a Wake-Up: The Crusade Indulgence for the Albigensian Crusade
Laurence Marvin, Berry College

The Burning at Mont-Aimè: Thibaut IV of Champagne's Preparations for the Barons' Crusade
Michael Lower, Northwestern University

11:00 - 12:00   Plenary Speaker

Walter Prevenier, University of Ghent and College of William and Mary

Bargaining with Reality: Medieval Letters of Clemency and Sentencing Documents

1:30 - 3:15 Session II

Chair: Mark Angelos, Manchester College

The Origins of the Medieval Village in France: New Perspectives from Recent Excavations
Bailey Young, Eastern Illinois University

The Dyads of Douai: Official Perspectives of Men and Women in a Medieval Flemish Town
Ellen Kittell, University of Idaho

Venice and the North: Changing Patterns in Late-Medieval Trade, 14th-16th Centuries
Peter Stabel, University of Ghent

3:30 - 5:15 Session III

Chair: Joseph Lynch, Ohio State University

Family, Love and Marriage and the Transparency of the Text
Leah Shopkow, Indiana University

Martyr to the Cause: The Tragic Career of Alice de Lacy
Linda Mitchell, Alfred University

Breaking the Family: Domestic Violence and the Florentine Family in the Early Renaissance
Lynn Laufenberg, University of Akron

Thirty-Ninth Annual


Wittenberg University


President: Thomas F. Madden, Saint Louis University
Vice-president: Olivia R. Constable, University of Notre Dame
Secretary: Richard Ring, University of Kansas
Treasurer: Martin Arbagi, Wright State University
Councilors: JCharles Bowlus, University of Arkansas - Little Rock; Mark Angelos, Manchester College.
Program Director: Leah Shopkow, Indiana University
Local Arrangements: Amy Livingstone, Wittenberg University

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