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Midwest Medieval History Conference

Forty-First Annual


Indiana University


President: Leah Shopkow, Indiana University
Vice-president: Louis Haas, Middle Tennessee State University
Secretary: Mark Angelos, Manchester College
Treasurer: Martin Arbagi, Wright State University
Councilors: Richard Sullivan, Michigan State University; Linda Mitchell, Alfred University
Program Director: Linda Mitchell, Alfred University
Local Arrangements: Leah Shopkow, Indiana University


Friday, October 25
(Graduate Sessions)

Noon-6:00 pm  Registration, Conference Lounge

1:00-2:45 pm    Session I: Religion, Crusades and Cultural Norms Oak Room Chair: Thomas Madden, St. Louis University

Jennifer Wyka, St. Louis University, "Beyond Holy Harlots:  The Prostitute in Late Antique Byzantium"

Theodore D. Petro, University of Cincinnati, "Unchivalrous Crusaders:  Returning from the Holy Land with Unfulfilled Vows and Failed Objectives, 1096-1200"

*Kari Staros, Southern Illinois University,  "The Need for New Lenses in Medieval Mediterranean History:  the Case of the Fondaco Dei Persiani"

Horace Houston, University of Memphis, "Savonarola Revisited:  Exploring New Dimensions of Meaning in the Bonfire of the Vanities"

2:45-3:00         Refreshments, Conference Lounge

3:00-4:00 pm    Session II: Historiography, Hagiography, and Antiquarianism
Oak Room            Louis Haas, Middle Tennessee State University

Maria Krebs, Indiana University, "Odio et Amo:  Hippolyte Delahaye's Dissatisfaction with Hagiography"

Katie Lyn Peebles, Indiana University, "One Man's Middle Ages:  John Aubrey and Early Antiquarianism"

4:00-4:15         Refreshments, Conference Lounge

4:15-5:45 pm    Session III: Revisiting Women and Families, Part I Oak Room        Chair:  Annette Parks, University of Evansville

Ryan Crisp, Ohio State University, "The Frankish-Burgundian 'Marriage Alliance' of Clovis I?"

Whitney Huey, University of Memphis,  "Dhuoda as Mother: Reevaluating Modern Categorizations of Dhuoda"

 Jonathan Lyon, University of Notre Dame, "Beyond 'Family Structure':  Sibling Relationships in the House of Andechs

6:00-7:00 pm    Opening Reception, Lilly Rare Book Library


Saturday, October 26

8:00-11:00 am   Registration, Conference Lounge

7:45-8:45 am    Continental Breakfast, Conference Lounge

8:45 am            Welcome to Indiana University Oak Room        Sharon Brehm, Chancellor of Indiana University--Bloomington

9:00-10:45 am  Session IV: Historiography Revisited Oak Room        Chair:  Amy Livingstone, Wittenberg University

*Jace Crouch, Oakland University, "A Reply of Gaunilo on Behalf of the Dark Ages:  A Re- Re- Re-Visitation of the Chronica Minora, Hydatius, Sidonius, Ruricius, etc."

Patricia Cossard, University of Maryland, "The Problem with Feudalism"

Christine Caldwell, St. Louis University, "Belief, Persecution, and the Field of Religious History"

 *Steve Morillo, Wabash College, "Medieval Military History: An Historiographical Survey"

10:45-11:00 am Refreshments, Conference Lounge

11:00-12:00 pm Plenary Address
Oak Room        Chair: Leah Shopkow, Indiana University

                               William Chester Jordan, Princeton University, "To Honor the Weapons of War:
                                      The Cult of Military Relics in the Age of the Crusades."     

12:15-2:00 pm  Lunch  and Business Meeting (all registrants), Georgian Room

2:15-3:45 pm    Session V: Interpretation and Reinterpretation of Texts and Images, Part I Oak Room        Chair: Mark Vaughn, University of Rhode Island

 Natalia Lozovsky, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, "Roman Geography an Roman History in Carolingian Manuscript Collections"

 Shana Worthen, University of Toronto, "The Purpose of Boats in the Mechanical Arts"

 Carol Symes, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, "Performance and the Public Sphere:  the Historical Study of Medieval Theatre"

3:45-4:00 pm    Refreshments, Conference Lounge

4:00-5:30 pm    Session VI: Interpretation and Reinterpretation of Texts and Images, Part II Oak Room        Chair: John Lomax, Ohio Northern University

 Cynthia Resor, University of Kentucky/Eastern Kentucky University, "King Richard I as an Arthurian Last World Emperor:  The Creation of the Public Image of a Crusading King"

 James Powell, Syracuse University   "The New Political History: Thirteenth‑Century Frescoes in the Aula Diocesana in Bergamo"

6:00-7:00 pm    Reception, Federal Room Parlor

7:00-9:00 pm    Banquet (ticketed), Federal Room

9:00-12:00 am  President’s Reception, President’s home


Sunday, October 27

9:00-10:00 am  Coffee Service

10:00-12:00 pm Session VII: Revisiting Women and Families, Part II Oak Room        Chair:  Linda Mitchell, Alfred University

Michael Lower, University of Minnesota, "Preaching Crusades to Women in the Thirteenth Century"

 Sean Field, Marquette University, "Revisiting Writing, Women, and Religious Experience:  the Evidence of Agnes of Harcourt's Vie d'Isabelle de France"

Douglas Biggs, Waldorf College, "Patronage, Preference, and Survival:  The Career of Lady Margaret Sarnesfield, 1381-1444"

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