President: C. Matthew Phillips, Concordia University - Nebraska
Vice-president: Annette Parks, University of Evansville
Secretary: Louis Haas, Middle Tennessee State University
Treasurer: Martin Arbagi, Wright State University
Councilors: Linda Mitchell, Alfred University; Steven Stofferahn, Indiana State University
Local Arrangements: Adam Davis, Denison University
Program Chair: Michael Bailey, Iowa State University
The forty-seventh annual Midwest Medieval History Conference will be held on the campus of Denison University, in Granville, Ohio, on October 3-4, 2008. The conference will commence on Friday afternoon with graduate student papers. Saturday's meeting will feature a plenary address, as well as several sessions of presentations on a range of topics. At the end of the day there will be a banquet and the President's Reception.
This year's plenary speaker will be Daniel Lord Smail (Harvard University). A specialist in social and cultural history, Professor Smail has published on such topics as law, violence, understandings of space, and most recently deep history. Among his books are Imaginary Cartographies: Possession and Identity in Late Medieval Marseille (1999), The Consumption of Justice: Emotions, Publicity, and Legal Culture in Marseille, 1264-1423 (2003), and On Deep History and the Brain (2008).
A particular theme of the conference will be "violence" in all its aspects in the Middle Ages, but paper proposals are welcome on any area of medieval history.
For the 2008 program and registration materials click here.