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Thursday, March 7
 

11:00am

Daily Pop-Up Exhibition in the Henry Charles Lea Library, Kislak Center
Daily Pop-Up Exhibition in the Henry Charles Lea Library, Kislak Center
Mapping Identity: Geography, Genealogy and Formulating the Self
Curated by Robyn Barrow, University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
RB

Robyn Barrow

University of Pennsylvania


11:00am

12:00pm

Book Exhibits
Book exhibits will be held in Rooms 222, 223, and 224 (second floor, immediately in front of staircase) of Fisher-Bennett Hall.

Thursday March 7, 2019 12:00pm - Saturday March 9, 2019 6:30pm
Room 222, Fisher-Bennett Hall 3340 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

1:00pm

Opening Address and Plenary
  • Welcome & Opening Remarks: David Wallace, Judith Rodin Professor of English & Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania; President, Medieval Academy of America; and Ralph M. Rosen, Vartan Gregorian Professor of the Humanities, Professor of Classical Studies, & Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
  • Introduction by Julia Verkholantsev, Associate Professor of Russian and Eastern European Studies, and Founding Director, Program in Global Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Pennsylvania
  • Plenary Address by Nora Berend, Professor of European History, University of Cambridge: Interconnection and Separation: Medieval Perspectives on a Modern Problem

Speaker
NB

Nora Berend

University of Pennsylvania
RM

Ralph M. Rosen

University of Pennsylvania
JV

Julia Verkholantsev

University of Pennsylvania
DW

David Wallace

University of Pennsylvania


Thursday March 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Irvine Auditorium 3401 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

2:30pm

3:00pm

Session I.01 - Digital Skin: The Future(s) of the Digital Manuscript
  • Organizer and Chair: Johanna M.E. Green, University of Glasgow
  • Escaping the Limits of the Screen: Experiencing and Studying Manuscripts through Virtual Reality (William Endres, University of Oklahoma)
  • 'A Book By Any Other Name': What We Call Digitised Manuscripts and Why It Matters (Dot Porter, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Unpeeling the Layers (Andrew Prescott, University of Glasgow)

Organizer
JM

Johanna M.E. Green

University of Glasgow

Speaker
WE

William Endres

University of Oklahoma
DP

Dot Porter

University of Pennsylvania
AP

Andrew Prescott

University of Glasgow


3:00pm

Session I.02 - Teaching the Mongol Empire
  • Organizer: Timothy May, University of North Georgia
  • Chair: Christopher P. Atwood, University of Pennsylvania
  •  The Mongols are Coming!: Teaching the Mongol Empire (Timothy May, University of North Georgia)
  • Experiential Learning Outside of the Classroom: Teaching the Mongol Empire at the Freer Sackler Gallery (Colleen C. Ho, University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Contextualizing the Mongols: The Importance of Nomadic History (Stefan Kamola, Eastern Connecticut State University)
  • Teaching a Course on the Mongol Empire as part of Global Studies Requirement at Columbia University (Morris Rossabi, City University of New York & Columbia University)


Organizer
TM

Timothy May

University of North Georgia

Chair
CP

Christopher P. Atwood

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
CC

Colleen C. Ho

University of Maryland, College Park
SK

Stefan Kamola

Eastern Connecticut State University
TM

Timothy May

University of North Georgia
MR

Morris Rossabi

City University of New York & Columbia University


3:00pm

Session I.03 - Networks and Exchanges of Science and Medicine
  • Organizer and Chair: James T. Palmer, University of St Andrews
  • Networks of Knowledge and the Spread of Scientific Ideas in Early Medieval Europe (Immo Warntjes, Trinity College Dublin)
  • The Lordship of the Stomach: Rethinking Medical Advice in the Early Middle Ages (Meg Leja, Binghamton University)
  • A Twelfth-Century Doctor without Borders: The Social and Intellectual Networks of Bartholomaeus of Salerno (Faith Wallis, McGill University)

Organizer
JT

James T. Palmer

University of St Andrews

Speaker
ML

Meg Leja

Binghamton University
FW

Faith Wallis

McGill University
IW

Immo Warntjes

Trinity College Dublin


3:00pm

Session I.04 - Ancient Books in New Libraries: Responses to the Materiality of Old Books in High Medieval Ireland and Britain
  • Organizer: Joshua Byron Smith, University of Arkansas
  • Chair: Rita Copeland, University of Pennsylvania
  • ‘Sulunc le tens bien ordené’: Ancient Books and the new Thirteenth-Century Vernaculars (Thomas O’Donnell, Fordham University)
  • Ancient Books in Twelfth-Century St. Albans (Anna Johnson Lyman, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Old Books as Sources in Twelfth-Century Britain and Ireland: Fiction or Material Reality? (Joshua Byron Smith, University of Arkansas)

Organizer
JB

Joshua Byron Smith

University of Arkansas

Chair
RC

Rita Copeland

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
AJ

Anna Johnson Lyman

University of Pennsylvania
TO

Thomas O’Donnell

Fordham University
JB

Joshua Byron Smith

University of Arkansas


3:00pm

Session I.05 - Interfaith Encounters, Real and Imagined
  • Chair: Thomas M. Izbicki, Rutgers University
  • Historical Rupture and Renewal in Twelfth-Century Encounters between Latins and Greeks (Brian FitzGerald, Northeast Catholic College)
  • Coptic-Arabic and Syriac-Arabic Narratives as an Alternative to Arabic-Muslim Historiography on the Last Revolt of Bashmur in Early Islamic Egypt (831 A.D.) (Myriam Wissa, University of London)
  • Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Late-Medieval Spain React to a Christian Prophetic Treatise (Robert Lerner, Northwestern University)

Chair
TM

Thomas M. Izbicki

Rutgers University

Speaker
BF

Brian FitzGerald

Northeast Catholic College
RL

Robert Lerner

Northwestern University
MW

Myriam Wissa

University of London


3:00pm

Session I.06 - Legal Systematization among Muslims and Jews in the Medieval Islamicate World
  • Organizer: Elias G. Saba, Grinnell College
  • Chair: Talya Fishman, University of Pennsylvania
  • Legal Distinctions and the Systematization of Islamic Law (Elias G. Saba, Grinnell College)
  • Maimonides’ Systematic Attempts to Organize Jewish Law (Marc Herman, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan)
  • Islamic Legal Compendia and the Establishment of Juristic Authority, 11th-13th c. CE (Raha Rafii, University of Pennsylvania)

Organizer
EG

Elias G. Saba

Grinnell College

Chair
TF

Talya Fishman

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
MH

Marc Herman

Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, University of Michigan
RR

Raha Rafii

University of Pennsylvania
EG

Elias G. Saba

Grinnell College


3:00pm

Session I.07 - The Religious Military Orders and Cross-Cultural Interaction in the Near East, Iberian Peninsula, and Baltic Region
  • Organizer: Jochen Burgtorf, California State University
  • Chair: Paul F. Crawford, California University of Pennsylvania
  • Experiments in Coexistence? The Religious Military Orders and condominia in the Near East (Jochen Burgtorf, California State University)
  • This Land is My Land: The Reorganization of the Campo de Calatrava after the Christian Conquest (Clara Almagro-Vidal, Universidade de Évora & Goethe-Universität)
  • Cross-Cultural Interaction in Medieval Prussia during the Crusades: The Teutonic Order and the "Terra Paganorum" in the Fourteenth Century (Gregory Leighton, Cardiff University)

Organizer
JB

Jochen Burgtorf

California State University

Chair
PF

Paul F. Crawford

California University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
CA

Clara Almagro-Vidal

Universidade de Évora & Goethe-Universität
JB

Jochen Burgtorf

California State University
GL

Gregory Leighton

Cardiff University


3:00pm

Session I.08 - Sounding Gender, Coloring Difference
  • Organizers and Chairs: Wan-Chuan Kao, Washington and Lee University, and Adin Lears, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Chaucer in Black and White: The Book of the Duchess and the Sound and Color of Mourning (Masha Raskolnikov, Cornell University)
  • Pastoral Soundscapes: Rethinking Language in the Medieval Pastourelle (Eliza Zingesser, Columbia University)
  • The Color- and Sound-Scapes of Medieval European Travel Narratives (Steven F. Kruger, The Graduate Center, CUNY)

Organizer
WK

Wan-Chuan Kao

Washington and Lee University
AL

Adin Lears

Virginia Commonwealth University

Speaker
SF

Steven F. Kruger

The Graduate Center, CUNY
MR

Masha Raskolnikov

Cornell University
EZ

Eliza Zingesser

Columbia University


3:00pm

Session I.09 - Imbrications: Africa and the World in the Middle Ages
  • Organizers: Sarah M. Guérin, University of Pennsylvania, and Verena Krebs, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Chair: Sarah M. Guérin, University of Pennsylvania
  • Local Politics, Long-Distance Diplomacy: Solomonic Ethiopia and Latin Christianity in the 15th Century (Verena Krebs, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
  • Broker States, Ecological Thresholds, and Articulated Cities: Comparative Perspectives on the Medieval African Routes (François-Xavier Fauvelle, University of Toulouse)
  • Routes, Networks, and Connectivity in Early West Africa: Perspective from Glass Beads from Ile-Ife, Nigeria (Eleventh – Fifth Century, AD) (Abidemi Babatunde Babalola, University of Cambridge)

Organizer
SM

Sarah M. Guérin

University of Pennsylvania
VK

Verena Krebs

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Chair
SM

Sarah M. Guérin

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
AB

Abidemi Babatunde Babalola

University of Cambridge
FF

François-Xavier Fauvelle

University of Toulouse
VK

Verena Krebs

Ruhr-Universität Bochum


3:00pm

Session I.10 - Medieval Modes of Organizing the World – Continents as the ‘Natural’ Basis of Thinking in Latin Europe?
  • Organizer: Felicitas Schmieder, FernUniversität Hagen
  • Chair: Zoë Opačić, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Continents and Climates. The Traditions of Explaining the World in Antiquity (Daniel Syrbe, Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • How to Structure the World? Global History and Geography in the Chronologia Magna of Paolino Veneto (14th C.) (Nadine Holzmeier, Universität Rostock)
  • Why Medieval Europe? (Felicitas Schmieder, FernUniversität Hagen)

Organizer
FS

Felicitas Schmieder

FernUniversität Hagen

Chair
ZO

Zoë Opačić

Birkbeck, University of London

Speaker
NH

Nadine Holzmeier

Universität Rostock
FS

Felicitas Schmieder

FernUniversität Hagen
DS

Daniel Syrbe

Radboud University Nijmegen


3:00pm

Workshop I - A Glossed Psalter Before the Glossa Ordinaria: University of Pennsylvania MS Codex 1058
A Glossed Psalter Before the Glossa Ordinaria: University of Pennsylvania MS Codex 1058
Organizer: E. Ann Matter, University of Pennsylvania

In 2007, the University of Pennsylvania Libraries acquired a very small glossed Psalter, dated
around 1100, from France, perhaps Laon. Now known as MS Codex 1058, this tiny book has
been the subject of two graduate seminars and a digital project at Penn. Using scanned images to
investigate details of the script and commentary, this workshop will consider what this book can
tell us about the role of glossed Bible texts in medieval schools, and the development of the
Glossa Ordinaria to the Psalter.

Organizer
EA

E. Ann Matter

University of Pennsylvania


4:30pm

5:00pm

Session II.01 - What is Medieval European Literature? (Roundtable)
  • Organizer: Elizabeth Tyler, University of York
  • Chair: Thomas O’Donnell, Fordham University
  • Stavroula Constantinou, University of Cyprus
  • Shazia Jagot, University of Surrey
  • Rosa Rodríguez Porto, University of Southern Denmark
  • Elizabeth Tyler, University of York
  • Julia Verkholantsev, University of Pennsylvania

Organizer
ET

Elizabeth Tyler

University of York

Chair
TO

Thomas O’Donnell

Fordham University

Speaker
SC

Stavroula Constantinou

University of Cyprus
SJ

Shazia Jagot

University of Surrey
RR

Rosa Rodríguez Porto

University of Southern Denmark
ET

Elizabeth Tyler

University of York
JV

Julia Verkholantsev

University of Pennsylvania


5:00pm

Session II.02 - Creating and Keeping Medieval Scholarship: A Consideration of Digital and Traditional Methods (Roundtable)
  • Organizer: Laura K. Morreale, Independent Scholar
  • Chair: Dot Porter, University of Pennsylvania
  • Best Practices for Archiving Digital Productions (Clifford Anderson, Vanderbilt University)
  • Launching Medieval Object Lessons: A Prospective Test Case for the DDP (Sean Gilsdorf, Harvard University)
  • Creating and Keeping Medieval Scholarship: A Consideration of Digital and Traditional Methods  (Laura K. Morreale, Independent Scholar)
  • Response: Documentation as We Enter the Digital Dark Age (Nancy Partner, McGill University)

Organizer
LK

Laura K. Morreale

Independent Scholar

Chair
DP

Dot Porter

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
CA

Clifford Anderson

Vanderbilt University
SG

Sean Gilsdorf

Harvard University
LK

Laura K. Morreale

Independent Scholar

Respondent
NP

Nancy Partner

McGill University


5:00pm

Session II.03 - The Politics of Global Medieval Studies (Roundtable)
  • Organizers: Sierra Lomuto, Macalester College, and Nahir I. Otaño Gracia, Beloit College
  • Chair: Sierra Lomuto, Macalester College
  • Nahir I. Otaño Gracia, Beloit College
  • Geraldine Heng, University of Texas at Austin
  • Huda Fakhreddine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Adam Miyashiro, Stockton University
  • Respondent: Afrodesia McCannon, New York University

Organizer
SL

Sierra Lomuto

Macalester College

Chair
SL

Sierra Lomuto

Macalester College

Speaker
HF

Huda Fakhreddine

University of Pennsylvania
GH

Geraldine Heng

University of Texas at Austin
AM

Adam Miyashiro

Stockton University

Respondent
AM

Afrodesia McCannon

New York University


5:00pm

Session II.04 - Cultures and Practices of Medieval Science
  • Organizer: James T. Palmer, University of St Andrews
  • Chair: Faith Wallis, McGill University
  • Gendering Time and the Computus? (Danielle B. Joyner, Lawrence University)
  • Carolingian Classicism: Illustrating Constellations as Historical Method (Eric Ramírez-Weaver, University of Virginia)
  • Making Worlds Collide in the Global Turn: Astronomy in Carolingian Europe and Tang China (James T. Palmer, University of St Andrews)

Organizer
JT

James T. Palmer

University of St Andrews

Chair
FW

Faith Wallis

McGill University

Speaker
DB

Danielle B. Joyner

Lawrence University
JT

James T. Palmer

University of St Andrews
ER

Eric Ramírez-Weaver

University of Virginia


5:00pm

Session II.05 - Islam and the Afterlife: Sufi and Christian Reactions
  • Organizer: Thomas M. Izbicki, Rutgers University
  • Chair: Donald F. Duclow, Gwynedd Mercy University
  • Ibn 'Arabi on Heaven and Hell: Are They Both What They're Cracked Up to Be? (Robert J. Dobie, La Salle University)
  • Juan de Segovia on Muslim Views on the Afterlife (Anne-Marie Wolf, University of Maine, Farmington)
  • Three Renaissance Approaches to Islamic Afterlife: Pius II, Nicholas of Cusa and Juan de Torquemada (Thomas M. Izbicki, Rutgers University)

Organizer
TM

Thomas M. Izbicki

Rutgers University

Chair
DF

Donald F. Duclow

Gwynedd Mercy University

Speaker
RJ

Robert J. Dobie

La Salle University
TM

Thomas M. Izbicki

Rutgers University
AW

Anne-Marie Wolf

University of Maine, Farmington


5:00pm

Session II.06 - Transnational Traditions: Local and Global Canon Law in the Early Medieval World
  • Organizer: Merle Eisenberg, Princeton University
  • Chair: Lee Mordechai, Hebrew University  of Jerusalem (tentative)
  • Adultery across Borders: The Making of Early Medieval Precedent on Illicit Sexuality (Merle Eisenberg, Princeton University)
  • Citizens of the Christian World: The Universal Church in Canon Collections of Early Medieval
    Iberia 
    (Molly Lester, United States Naval Academy)
  • Isidore of Seville’s Sententiae as Transnational Christian Law: The Sententiae, the Collectio
    Canonum Hibernensis, and Charlemagne’s Admonitio Generalis (Jan van Doren, Princeton University)


Organizer
ME

Merle Eisenberg

Princeton University

Chair
LM

Lee Mordechai

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Speaker
JV

Jan van Doren

Princeton University
ME

Merle Eisenberg

Princeton University
ML

Molly Lester

United States Naval Academy


5:00pm

Session II.07 - Travel, Mission, and Migration in the Middle Ages
  • Chair: Fr. Allan Fitzgerald, Villanova University
  • Travel as Power: Mapping the Italian Franciscan Observance (Christina M. Bruno, Fordham University)
  • Non est personarum exceptio apud Deum: Medieval Franciscan Missionaries to Asia and the Understanding of Oriental Religions (Irene Malfatto, John Carter Brown Library, Brown University)
  • Medieval Calais and the Migrant Experience (Helen Fulton, University of Bristol)

Chair
FA

Fr. Allan Fitzgerald

Villanova University

Speaker
MC

M. Christina Bruno

Fordham University
HF

Helen Fulton

University of Bristol
IM

Irene Malfatto

John Carter Brown Library, Brown University


5:00pm

Session II.08 - Re-Thinking Periodization: When Did the Middle Ages Really End?
  • Organizer: Marcela M. Perett, North Dakota State University
  • Chair: Scott M. Francis, University of Pennsylvania
  • Contesting Eucharists: Medieval and Reformation Debates and Their Cultural Ramifications (Marcela M. Perett, North Dakota State University)
  • Reformation or Revolution? Bohemian History and the Problem with Labels (Phillip Haberkern, Boston University)
  • The End of the Middle Ages and Religious Renewal: The Debate Concerning the Relation Between the Age of Reform and the End of Middle Ages Between the End of the 19th and the Beginning of the 20th Centuries (Riccardo Saccenti, King’s College London)

Organizer
MM

Marcela M. Perett

North Dakota State University

Chair
SM

Scott M. Francis

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
PH

Phillip Haberkern

Boston University
MM

Marcela M. Perett

North Dakota State University
RS

Riccardo Saccenti

University of Bergamo & King’s College London


5:00pm

Session II.09 - Using Sacred Spaces: Inside, Under, and at the End
  • Chair: Linda Chance, University of Pennsylvania
  • Buddhist Pilgrimage in 10th-Century China: Map of Mount Wutai in Mogao Cave 61 (947–951) (Zina Uzdenskaya, University of Toronto)
  • Underground Pilgrims: Subterranean Disorientation in Medieval Travel Texts (Jamie Taylor, Bryn Mawr College)
  • The Year 1050 and the Architectural Order (Nancy S. Steinhardt, University of Pennsylvania)

Chair
LC

Linda Chance

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
NS

Nancy S. Steinhardt

University of Pennsylvania
JT

Jamie Taylor

Bryn Mawr College
ZU

Zina Uzdenskaya

University of Toronto


5:00pm

Session II.10 - Compelling Objects: Approaches to Medieval African Art History
  • Organizers: Sarah M. Guérin, University of Pennsylvania, and Verena Krebs, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Chair: Verena Krebs, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Medieval Masks? Meditations on Method in Medieval African Art (Sarah M. Guérin, University of Pennsylvania)
  • A Collection of Memories: Textual Preservation at the Medieval Library of St. Michael in Egypt (Andrea M. Achi, Medieval Department, Metropolitan Museum of Art)
  • A World in a Fragment: Object-Based Case Studies from Medieval Trans-Saharan Exchange (Kathleen Bickford Berzock, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University)

Organizer
SM

Sarah M. Guérin

University of Pennsylvania
VK

Verena Krebs

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Chair
VK

Verena Krebs

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Speaker
AM

Andrea M. Achi

Medieval Department, Metropolitan Museum of Art
KB

Kathleen Bickford Berzock

Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University
SM

Sarah M. Guérin

University of Pennsylvania


6:30pm

 
Friday, March 8
 

8:15am

8:30am

Coffee
Coffee and tea service will be provided throughout the day on Friday and Saturday in both the Kislak Center and Fisher-Bennett Hall.

Kislak Center: 6th floor of Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fisher-Bennett Hall: 3340 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Friday March 8, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
see below for venue information

9:00am

Session III.01 - Relations in Time: Jews, Christians, and Temporalities in Late Medieval Europe
  • Organizers: Miri Rubin, Queen Mary, University of London, and Matthew S. Champion, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Chair: Sara Lipton, Stony Brook University
  • Ecclesia and Synagoga in Time (Miri Rubin, Queen Mary, University of London)
  • Temporalities, Conversion and Heresy in Late Medieval Jewish-Christian Polemic (Milan Žonca, Charles University)
  • Putting on the Old and New in the Late Medieval Low Countries (Matthew S. Champion, Birkbeck, University of London

Organizer
MS

Matthew S. Champion

Birkbeck, University of London
MR

Miri Rubin

Queen Mary, University of London

Chair
SL

Sara Lipton

Stony Brook University

Speaker
MS

Matthew S. Champion

Birkbeck, University of London
MR

Miri Rubin

Queen Mary, University of London
MZ

Milan Žonca

Charles University


9:00am

Session III.02 - Digitization of Manuscripts and Manuscript Cataloguing
  • Organizer and Chair: Matthew James Driscoll, University of Copenhagen
  • Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words? Digital Facsimiles vs. Digital Catalogues of Manuscripts (N. Kıvılcım Yavuz, University of Copenhagen)
  • Digital Cataloguing of Manuscripts as Artefacts and Quantitative Analysis of Manuscript Descriptions (Katarzyna Anna Kapitan, University of Copenhagen)
  • Incorporating Catalogue and Edition: An Online Collection of Danish Charters (Seán Vrieland, University of Copenhagen)

Organizer
MJ

Matthew James Driscoll

University of Copenhagen

Speaker
KA

Katarzyna Anna Kapitan

University of Copenhagen
SV

Seán Vrieland

University of Copenhagen
NK

N. Kıvılcım Yavuz

University of Copenhagen


9:00am

Session III.03 - Teaching the Global Middle Ages (Roundtable)
  • Organizer: Geraldine Heng, University of Texas at Austin
  • Chair: Susan Noakes, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Soundscapes in the Global Middle Ages (Gabriela Currie, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Lars Christenson, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
  • Teaching the Global Middle Ages through Illuminated Manuscripts (Kristen Collins, J. Paul Getty Museum, Bryan C. Keene, J. Paul Getty Museum)
  • Mapping the Worlds of the Global Middle Ages (Karen Pinto, Boise State University, Asa Mittman, California State University at Chico)
  • Teaching the Worlds of the Thousand and One Nights (Alf Layla wa-Layla) (Rachel Schine, University of Chicago)
  • Teaching the Global Middle Ages as a MOOC (Roger Martinez-Davila, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)

Organizer
GH

Geraldine Heng

University of Texas at Austin

Chair
SN

Susan Noakes

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Speaker
LC

Lars Christenson

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
KC

Kristen Collins

J. Paul Getty Museum
GC

Gabriela Currie

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
BC

Bryan C. Keene

J. Paul Getty Museum
RM

Roger Martinez-Davila

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
AM

Asa Mittman

California State University, Chico
KP

Karen Pinto

Boise State University
RS

Rachel Schine

University of Chicago


9:00am

Session III.04 - Constructs and Misconstructs: Disciplines and their Methodologies
  • Chair: Paul J. Patterson, Saint Joseph’s University
  • What is a Periphery? Redefining Border Regions in the Middle Ages (Grant Schrama, Queen’s University)
  • The Illusion of Medieval Christianity (Rabia Gregory, University of Missouri)
  • What Stories Should We Tell? World History, Historical Ethics, and Writing the Crusades (Susanna A. Throop, Ursinus College)
  • Seeing Medieval English from a Sociolinguistic Perspective (Wendy Scase, University of Birmingham)

Organizer
PJ

Paul J. Patterson

Saint Joseph’s University

Speaker
RG

Rabia Gregory

University of Missouri
WS

Wendy Scase

University of Birmingham
GS

Grant Schrama

Queen’s University
SA

Susanna A. Throop

Ursinus College


9:00am

Session III.05 - Global Lyric, Medieval/Modern
  • Organizers: Marisa Galvez, Stanford University, and Bruce Holsinger, University of Virginia
  • Chair: Huda Fakhreddine, University of Pennsylvania
  • The Place of Lyric in the Global Middle Ages (Marisa Galvez, Stanford University)
  • Liturgy, Lyric, and Global Latins (Bruce Holsinger, University of Virginia)
  • The Persian Short Lyric and the Fiction of Generic Expectations (Dominic Parviz Brookshaw, Oxford University)

Organizer
MG

Marisa Galvez

Stanford University
BH

Bruce Holsinger

University of Virginia

Chair
HF

Huda Fakhreddine

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
DP

Dominic Parviz Brookshaw

Oxford University
MG

Marisa Galvez

Stanford University
BH

Bruce Holsinger

University of Virginia


9:00am

Session III.06 - The Greek East and the Latin West
  • Chair: Stavroula Constantinou, University of Cyprus
  • Material and Spiritual Exchange: Examples from the Greek East and Latin West (Marina S. Brownlee, Princeton University)
  • Shared Heritage among Enemies: Classics and Christianity in a 12th-Century Byzantine Encomium (Hannah Ewing, Rollins College)
  • 'Cultures of Bravery and Cowardice' in the Byzantine World: Cultural Representation and Social Constructs Between the East and the West (Georgios Theotokis, Boğaziçi University)

Chair
SC

Stavroula Constantinou

University of Cyprus

Speaker
MS

Marina S. Brownlee

Princeton University
HE

Hannah Ewing

Rollins College
GT

Georgios Theotokis

Boğaziçi University


9:00am

Session III.07 - Penance, Punishment, and Peacemaking across Medieval Laws
  • Organizer and Chair: Anders Winroth, Yale University & Institute of Medieval Canon Law
  • Penance and the Procedure of Punishment in the Middle Ages (John Burden, University of Notre Dame)
  • The Liturgical Court: Law, Devotion and Liturgy in the Early Medieval ordines of Penance (A. H. Gaastra, Universiteit Utrecht)
  • Johannes de Deo, Penance, and the Sciences of Canon Law and Theology in the Mid-13th Century (Atria A. Larson, St. Louis University)

Organizer
AW

Anders Winroth

Yale University & Institute of Medieval Canon Law

Speaker
JB

John Burden

University of Notre Dame
AH

A. H. Gaastra

Universiteit Utrecht
AA

Atria A. Larson

St. Louis University


9:00am

Session III.08 - Adventures in Global Comparison
  • Organizer: Walter Pohl, University of Vienna
  • Chair: Helmut Reimitz, Princeton University
  • 'Visions of Community’: Organizing Global Comparison (Walter Pohl, University of Vienna)
  • Trying to Define the Global Middle Ages: Collaborative Methods from an AHRC Network (Naomi Standen, University of Birmingham)
  • Comparing Power and Institutions in Medieval Islam and Christendom (Ana Rodriguez, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales)

Organizer
WP

Walter Pohl

University of Vienna

Chair
HR

Helmut Reimitz

Princeton University

Speaker
WP

Walter Pohl

University of Vienna
AR

Ana Rodriguez

Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales
NS

Naomi Standen

University of Birmingham


9:00am

Session III.09 - Genius and Originality in Medieval Literature and Art: The Undiscovered Artist and Poet
  • Organizers and Chairs: Lawrence Nees, University of Delaware, and C. Stephen Jaeger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • The Naumburg Master: Genius and Ingenuity in the Gothic Church (Jacqueline Jung, Yale University)
  • Finding Words for the New: Responses to Artistic Invention in Byzantium (Charles Barber, Princeton University)
  • ‘Sing a New Song’: Convention and Innovation in Minnesang (Racha Kirakosian, Harvard University)

Organizer
CS

C. Stephen Jaeger

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
LN

Lawrence Nees

University of Delaware

Chair
LN

Lawrence Nees

University of Delaware

Speaker
CB

Charles Barber

Princeton University
JJ

Jacqueline Jung

Yale University
RK

Racha Kirakosian

Harvard University


9:00am

Session III.10 - Wider and Flatter: The Movement of People to the "Margins" of Europe from the Tenth to the Twelfth Centuries
  • Organizer: Erin J. Jordan, Old Dominion University
  • Chair: Amy Livingstone, Ball State University
  • Sponsor: Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
  • Missionary Bishops and Imperial Politics in Ottonian Germany (Laura Wangerin, Seton Hall University)
  • Dynastic Marriage and Familial Aid in a Wider Europe (Christian Raffensperger, Wittenberg University)
  • The Importation of French Counts to the Crusader States in the Twelfth Century (Erin J. Jordan, Old Dominion University)

Organizer
EJ

Erin J. Jordan

Old Dominion University

Chair
AL

Amy Livingstone

Ball State University

Speaker
EJ

Erin J. Jordan

Old Dominion University
CR

Christian Raffensperger

Wittenberg University
LW

Laura Wangerin

Seton Hall University


9:00am

Workshop II - Using Textual Communities with Medieval Texts
Using Textual Communities with Medieval Texts
Organizer: Peter Robinson, University of Saskatchewan

The Textual Communities system has been developed since 2010, with aid from the Computer Foundation for Innovation, Compute Canada, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, for the collaborative editing of large manuscript traditions. It is based on the earlier Collate and Anastasia systems, developed by the proposer and used for the making of many editions, including the Prue Shaw editions of Dante’s Monarchia and Commedia and the publications of the Canterbury Tales project. Accordingly, while suitable for use by editorial projects in many different contexts, it is specially focused on the needs of editors of large medieval vernacular traditions. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a “textual community”: a set of resources relating to the editing of a text or group of texts, together with a group of people working on them. Participants will be shown how to draw together images of manuscripts ready for transcription, how to invite others to join the community, and how to assign and supervise transcription tasks within the community. By the end of the workshop, they will have several documents with images and transcripts of individual pages, they will have invited others to join and assigned tasks to them. A key feature of Textual Communities is the collation system. This allows the scholar to filter and adjust the collation, removing non-significant variation. Tools for analysis of the collation to create hypothetical trees of relationship will also be shown. Textual communities may be seen at http://www.textualcommunities.org. The version at www.textualcommunitiessandbox.org
permits experimentation with the system.


Organizer
PR

Peter Robinson

University of Saskatchewan


9:00am

Daily Pop-Up Exhibition in the Henry Charles Lea Library, Kislak Center
Daily Pop-Up Exhibition in the Henry Charles Lea Library, Kislak Center
Scanning the Skies: Astronomy and Medieval Society
Curated by Aylin Malcolm, University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
AM

Aylin Malcolm

University of Pennsylvania


10:30am

Break
Friday March 8, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am

10:45am

CARA Plenary Session
Working in the Middle: Writing the Global Medieval World
  • Organizers: Kim Klimek, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Pamela Troyer, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Chair: Pamela Troyer, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Aztecs & Anglo-Saxons (Kim Klimek, Metropolitan State University of Denver)
  • Active African Gospels (Pamela Troyer, Metropolitan State University of Denver)
  • The Belitung Wreck and Global Cargo (Sarah Davis-Secord, University of New Mexico)
  • Exhibiting a Global Middle Ages (Bryan C. Keene, J. Paul Getty Museum)
  • Coin Toss (Paul Sidelko, Metropolitan State University of Denver)

Organizer
KK

Kim Klimek

Metropolitan State University of Denver
PT

Pamela Troyer

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Chair
PT

Pamela Troyer

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Speaker
SD

Sarah Davis-Secord

University of New Mexico
BC

Bryan C. Keene

J. Paul Getty Museum
KK

Kim Klimek

Metropolitan State University of Denver
PS

Paul Sidelko

Metropolitan State University of Denver
PT

Pamela Troyer

Metropolitan State University of Denver


12:15pm

Lunch Break
Friday March 8, 2019 12:15pm - 2:15pm

12:45pm

MAA Annual Business Meeting
Awarding of CARA Prizes, Student Bursaries, and Inclusivity and Diversity Travel Grant; followed by Annual Reports

2:15pm

Session IV.01 - New Capitals in a Newly Developing Region (14th -15th Centuries)
  • Organizer: Balázs Nagy, Central European University
  • Chair: Eva Schlotheuber, University of Düsseldorf
  • Wrocław: Local, Regional, and Global Connections (Sébastien Rossignol, Memorial University of Newfoundland)
  • Kraków, Prague and Vienna as New Capitals (Zoë Opačić, Birkbeck, University of London)
  • Nuremberg - the Making of an Imperial City (David Mengel, Xavier University)
  • Buda and Visegrád – Success and Failure (Balázs Nagy, Central European University)

Organizer
BN

Balázs Nagy

Central European University

Chair
ES

Eva Schlotheuber

University of Düsseldorf

Speaker
DM

David Mengel

Xavier University
BN

Balázs Nagy

Central European University
ZO

Zoë Opačić

Birkbeck, University of London
SR

Sébastien Rossignol

Memorial University of Newfoundland


2:15pm

Session IV.02 - Digitizing the Global Middle Ages: DH Projects Lightning Round & Interactive Demonstrations
  • Chair: Lynn Ransom, University of Pennsylvania
  • The Afterlives of Medieval Manuscripts: Digging into the Data for their History and Provenance (Toby Burrows, University of Oxford)
  • An Innovative Partnership Between the French National Library and the British Library in the Field of Digital Humanities: The Polonsky Program (Charlotte Denoël, Bibliothèque nationale de France)
  • Building a Digitized Travel Database: Gazetteers and Roads (Adam Franklin-Lyons, Marlboro College)
  • Friending Edward I: 13th Century Petitions to the King and the Application of Historical Social Network Analysis (James B. Harr, III, North Carolina State University)
  • Studying Manuscripts Globally: HMML’s Digitization Program in the Middle East, Africa, and Beyond (Matthew Z. Heintzelman, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Saint John’s University)
  • Mapping the Medieval Mediterranean through Cargo Manifests (Lara Howerton, University of Toronto)
  • Teaching Digital Methods in Historical Research (Kathryn Jasper, Illinois State University)
  • Data Sanctorum: The CoKL Database Project and Extracting Meaning from Devotional Calendars (Aaron Macks, Harvard University)
  • Primary Sources in the Digital Domain: The Italian Paleography Project (Isabella Magni, Newberry Library)
  • Late Medieval Mediterranean Social Networks: A Database of Genoese Merchants in the Mediterranean from the Notarial Archives in Genoa (Steven Teasdale, University of Toronto)
  • Cultural Heritage through Image: A Digital Exhibition (Kisha G. Tracy, Fitchburg State University)
  • Women Book Owners in Late-Medieval Francophone Europe (1350-1500): A Digital Humanities Project (Sarah Wilma Watson, Haverford College, S. C. Kaplan, Rice University)
  • Mapping Architectural Practice in the Mediterranean: A Database of Southern Italian Construction Techniques ca. 1050-1250 CE (Joseph Williams, University of Maryland, College Park)
  • Machaut and Python: Repeated Rhymes in the Fontaine Amoureuse (Mimi Zhou, New York University)

Chair
LR

Lynn Ransom

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
TB

Toby Burrows

University of Oxford
CD

Charlotte Denoël

Bibliothèque nationale de France
AF

Adam Franklin-Lyons

Marlboro College
MZ

Matthew Z. Heintzelman

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Saint John’s University
LH

Lara Howerton

University of Toronto
JB

James B. Harr, III

North Carolina State University
KJ

Kathryn Jasper

Illinois State University
SC

S. C. Kaplan

Rice University
AM

Aaron Macks

Harvard University
IM

Isabella Magni

Newberry Library
ST

Steven Teasdale

University of Toronto
KG

Kisha G. Tracy

Fitchburg State University
SW

Sarah Wilma Watson

Haverford College
JW

Joseph Williams

University of Maryland, College Park
MZ

Mimi Zhou

New York University


2:15pm

Session IV.03 - Gender and Medical Sciences in the Medieval World (Lightning Talks & Discussion)
  • Organizer and Chair: Melissa Ridley Elmes, Lindenwood University

Part I: Global Contexts
  • Respondent: Monica Green, Arizona State University
  • Hildegard’s Viriditas and Slow Medicine: A Global Philosophy (Eve Salisbury, Western Michigan University)
  • The Garlic Test: The Medieval Evolution of an Ancient Gynecological Procedure (Sara Verskin, Rhode Island College)
  • Kābūs: The Materiality of Nightmares in Islamicate Medical Literature, 1100-1500 (Shireen Hamza, Harvard University)

Part II: English Contexts
  • Respondent: Sara Ritchey, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • ‘For the Troubles of Women’: Medicine, Health, and Menstruation in Anglo-Saxon England (Emma Lloyd, Independent Scholar)
  • Pertelote’s Prescription: Medical Materialism and the Feminized Vernacular (Julie Orlemanski, University of Chicago)

Organizer
MR

Melissa Ridley Elmes

Lindenwood University

Speaker
SH

Shireen Hamza

Harvard University
EL

Emma Lloyd

Independent Scholar
JO

Julie Orlemanski

University of Chicago
ES

Eve Salisbury

Western Michigan University
SV

Sara Verskin

Rhode Island College

Respondent
MG

Monica Green

Arizona State University
SR

Sara Ritchey

University of Tennessee, Knoxville


2:15pm

Session IV.04 - Dante’s Life and His "Other" Works (CANCELED)
Please note: this session has been canceled.
  • Organizer and Chair: Kevin Brownlee
  • Beyond Passion: Love between the Fiore and the Comedy (Mario Sassi, University of Pennsylvania)
  • The Surly Professor and the Smiling Shepherd: Locating Dante between the Questio and the Eclogues (Jonathan Combs-Schilling, The Ohio State University)

Organizer
KB

Kevin Brownlee

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
JC

Jonathan Combs-Schilling

The Ohio State University
MS

Mario Sassi

University of Pennsylvania


2:15pm

Session IV.05 - Heavenly Bodies Reconsidered: Medieval Textiles and Medievalism’s Fabrications (Roundtable)
  • Organizer: Anne E. Lester, Johns Hopkins University, and Sarah Spence, Speculum
  • Moderator: Jacqueline Jung, Yale University
  • Maria J. Feliciano, Independent Scholar
  • Valerie Garver, Northern Illinois University
  • Jeffrey Hamburger, Harvard University
  • Maureen C. Miller, University of California, Berkeley
  • Warren Woodfin, Queens College, CUNY

Organizer
AE

Anne E. Lester

Johns Hopkins University

Chair
JJ

Jacqueline Jung

Yale University

Speaker
MJ

Maria J. Feliciano

Independent Scholar
VG

Valerie Garver

Northern Illinois University
JH

Jeffrey Hamburger

Harvard University
MC

Maureen C. Miller

University of California, Berkeley
WW

Warren Woodfin

Queens College, CUNY


2:15pm

Session IV.06 - Legal Writing: Justice, Criminal Intent, Warfare, Customs
  • Chair: Emily Steiner, University of Pennsylvania
  • ‘A Council of Wise Men’: Christine de Pizan and the (Inter)National Politics of Warfare (Kaylin O’Dell, Suffolk University)
  • The Mound, The Altar, and the Tomb: Sanctuary, Jurisdiction, and Punishment in Early Medieval Hagiography (Andrew Rabin, University of Louisville)
  • Whose Legal Tradition?: Criminal Intent in the Rising of 1381 (Kathleen Smith, American University)

Chair
ES

Emily Steiner

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
KO

Kaylin O’Dell

Suffolk University
AR

Andrew Rabin

University of Louisville
KS

Kathleen Smith

American University


2:15pm

Session IV.07 - Cultures of Latin from Antiquity to the Middle Ages
  • Organizer and Chair: Catherine Conybeare, Bryn Mawr College
  • Reflections on Late Antiquity and Latin Literary History (Joseph Farrell, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Praeteritio: Passing Over Medieval Queerness (David Townsend, University of Toronto)
  • Antiquity Itself Creates the Error: Legal Latin in Later Antiquity (Clifford Ando, University of Chicago)

Organizer
CC

Catherine Conybeare

Bryn Mawr College

Speaker
CA

Clifford Ando

University of Chicago
JF

Joseph Farrell

University of Pennsylvania
DT

David Townsend

University of Toronto


2:15pm

Session IV.08 - Continental Connections in the Historiography of the Irish Sea Region
  • Organizer: Lindy Brady, University of Mississippi
  • Chair: Maud Burnett McInerney, Haverford College
  • The Feast of All Saints on 1st November and the Communication of Ideas Between the Irish Sea World and the Continent in the Eighth and Ninth Centuries (Marios Costambeys, University of Liverpool)
  • Imagining the Continent in Origin Narratives of the Irish Sea Region (Lindy Brady, University of Mississippi)
  • Ostmanni and Normanni: The Use of the Past Among Scandinavian Settlers on the Continent and in the Irish Sea (Patrick Wadden, Belmont Abbey College)

Organizer
LB

Lindy Brady

University of Mississippi

Chair
MB

Maud Burnett McInerney

Haverford College

Speaker
LB

Lindy Brady

University of Mississippi
MC

Marios Costambeys

University of Liverpool
PW

Patrick Wadden

Belmont Abbey College


2:15pm

Session IV.09 - Medieval Ethiopian Christian Culture in Comparative Perspective
  • Organizer and Chair: Samantha Kelly, Rutgers University
  • Of Cannibals and Abbesses: Ethiopian Marian Miracle Tales in Comparative European and Middle Eastern Context (Wendy Belcher, Princeton University)
  • The Social Lives of Ethiopian Psalters (Steve Delamarter, Portland Seminary at George Fox University)
  • Celebrating the Bodily and the Beautiful: Mälkəᶜ in the Ethiopian Liturgy (Habtemichael Kidane, Independent Scholar)

Organizer
SK

Samantha Kelly

Rutgers University

Speaker
WB

Wendy Belcher

Princeton University
SD

Steve Delamarter

Portland Seminary at George Fox University
HK

Habtemichael Kidane

Independent Scholar


2:15pm

Session IV.10 - Global Middle Ages as Discipline
  • Chair: Nancy S. Steinhardt, University of Pennsylvania
  • Designing a Global Medieval Studies Program: Notes from the Field (Sarah McNamer, Georgetown University)
  • The Global Middle Ages in the Classroom: Expanding Geographies, Challenging Borders (Elina Gertsman, Case Western Reserve University, Sonya Mace, The Cleveland Museum of Art)
  • Teaching Consent: Using Medieval Pastourelles in the Contemporary Classroom (Carissa M. Harris, Temple University)

Chair
NS

Nancy S. Steinhardt

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
EG

Elina Gertsman

Case Western Reserve University
CM

Carissa M. Harris

Temple University
SM

Sonya Mace

The Cleveland Museum of Art
SM

Sarah McNamer

Georgetown University


2:15pm

Workshop III - Feeling Anti-Racist Whiteness in Medieval Studies
Feeling Anti-Racist Whiteness in Medieval Studies
Organizer: Joy Ambler, Dwight-Englewood School, and Carla María Thomas, Florida Atlantic University

As the field of Medieval Studies looks to productively problematize traditional periodization and geographic bounds of our disciplines and curricula, where can the work begin, for those of us who are white colleagues and white educators, in responsibly rendering our own scholarship and curricula, and in participating in multicultural, collegial spaces? In short, where does anti-racist work begin for the white medievalist?

This workshop, designed primarily to serve medievalists who identify as white, takes the stance that as we give attention to scholarship on race and revisions to curriculum, responsible practice requires attention to our own, personal white identity. Extensive research since the 1990s by those such as Dr. Janet E. Helms, or Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., outline not only the patterns of white racial superiority enculturated into white people from an early age, but how these messages continue to shape experience, perspective, and action much later in life — including when conducting anti-racist work with sincere conviction. The result is a subconscious mode of emotion that surreptitiously steers conscious thought away from racial equity and toward reinforcement of white superiority. This negatively impacts our attempts to perform anti-racist work. Through writing, active listening, and discussion exercises, this workshop will equip its participants with beginning tools for feeling their white identity in new, liberatory ways. With greater awareness of how we have been enculturated to react to matters of race, we may begin to reframe our emotional selves as we embark on anti-racist work within Medieval Studies.

Organizer
CM

Carla María Thomas

Florida Atlantic University
JA

Joy Ambler

Dwight-Englewood School


3:45pm

Break
Friday March 8, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm

4:15pm

Session V.01 - "Early Capitals?" Seats of Power in a Comparative Perspective (8th-13th Centuries)
  • Organizer: Katalin Szende, Central European University
  • Chair: Patrick Geary, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
  • Baghdad, City of Peace, Capital of Caliphate (Maaike van Berkel, Radboud University Nijmegen)
  • Kiev and Cahokia: A Comparison and Contrast, 900−1300 (Don Ostrowski, Harvard University)
  • Esztergom – Kraków/Gniezno – Prague: Seats of the New Monarchies of East Central Europe After the First Millennium (Katalin Szende, Central European University)

Organizer
KS

Katalin Szende

Central European University

Chair
PG

Patrick Geary

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Speaker
MV

Maaike van Berkel

Radboud University Nijmegen
DO

Don Ostrowski

Harvard University
KS

Katalin Szende

Central European University


4:15pm

Session V.02 - Manuscripts: Holes, Rotuli, Documentary Revolution
  • Chair: Paul J. Patterson, Saint Joseph’s University
  • Thoughts on a Hole in the Parchment of the Floreffe Bible (BL Add MS 17738) (Dominic Marner, University of Guelph)
  • Reasons for Rotuli (Thomas Forrest Kelly, Harvard University)
  • A New Administrative World in a Small Place: The ‘Documentary Revolution’ in Città di Castello (Maureen C. Miller, University of California, Berkeley)

Chair
PJ

Paul J. Patterson

Saint Joseph’s University

Speaker
TF

Thomas Forrest Kelly

Harvard University
DM

Dominic Marner

University of Guelph
MC

Maureen C. Miller

University of California, Berkeley


4:15pm

Session V.03 - Graduate Student Committee Special Session: Handling Issues of Inclusivity and Respect in the Medieval Studies Classroom as an Ally: Classes We Teach, Classes We Take (Roundtable)
  • Organizer: Theodore Chelis, Pennsylvania State University
  • Moderators: Theodore Chelis, Pennsylvania State University, and Nahir I. Otaño-Gracia, Beloit College
  • Peter Baker, University of Virginia
  • Melissa Heide, University of Texas at Austin
  • Rebecca Hill, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Tirumular “Drew” Narayanan, California State University, Chico
  • Leila K. Norako, University of Washington
  • Karl T. Steel, Brooklyn College & The Graduate Center, CUNY

Organizer
TC

Theodore Chelis

Pennsylvania State University

Chair
TC

Theodore Chelis

Pennsylvania State University

Speaker
PB

Peter Baker

University of Virginia
MH

Melissa Heide

University of Texas at Austin
RH

Rebecca Hill

University of California, Los Angeles
TD

Tirumular “Drew” Narayanan

California State University, Chico
LK

Leila K. Norako

University of Washington
KT

Karl T. Steel

Brooklyn College & The Graduate Center, CUNY


4:15pm

Session V.04 - Latinization and Christianization of Medical Knowledge in Iberia, 13th-15th Centuries
  • Organizers: Jessica A. Boon, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Naama Cohen-Hanegbi, Tel Aviv University
  • Chair: E. Ann Matter, University of Pennsylvania
  • Translating The Unseen: Negotiating Medieval Physiological Theory (Michael McVaugh, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Faith and Healthcare in Late 14th-Century Seville (Naama Cohen-Hanegbi, Tel Aviv University)
  • Christocentric Physiology: Medical Knowledge in Archbishop Prejano’s 1493 Lucero de la vida cristiana (Jessica A. Boon, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Organizer
JA

Jessica A. Boon

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
NC

Naama Cohen-Hanegbi

Tel Aviv University

Chair
EA

E. Ann Matter

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
JA

Jessica A. Boon

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
NC

Naama Cohen-Hanegbi

Tel Aviv University
MM

Michael McVaugh

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


4:15pm

Session V.05 - The Commedia: Text and Responses
  • Organizer: Kevin Brownlee, University of Pennsylvania
  • Chair: Jonathan Combs-Schilling , The Ohio State University
  • Hybrid Animals in Dante’s Commedia (Kevin Brownlee, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Tartar Textiles and Ethical Geography in Dante and Boccaccio (Kristina Olson, George Mason University)
  • Beyond Passion: Love Between the Fiore and the Comedy (Mario Sassi, University of Pennsylvania)

Organizer
KB

Kevin Brownlee

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
KB

Kevin Brownlee

University of Pennsylvania
KO

Kristina Olson

George Mason University
MS

Mario Sassi

University of Pennsylvania


4:15pm

Session V.06 - Theorizing Tyranny, Power, and War
  • Chair: Eva Del Soldato, University of Pennsylvania
  • Foreignness, Gender, and Power in the Kingdom of Jerusalem (Samantha Summers, University of Toronto)
  • Can Tyranny Be Legitimate? Some Medieval Responses (Cary J. Nederman, Texas A&M University)
  • Theorizing War in Bologna, Avignon and Roslin: Trajectories of Giovanni da Legnano’s Tractatus de Bello (Daniel Davies, University of Pennsylvania)

Chair
ED

Eva Del Soldato

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
DD

Daniel Davies

University of Pennsylvania
CJ

Cary J. Nederman

Texas A&M University
SS

Samantha Summers

University of Toronto


4:15pm

Session V.07 - Fictions, Forgeries, and Deceit in the Global Middle Ages
  • Organizer: Michael A. Ryan, University of New Mexico
  • Chair: Carol Symes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • On Charlatans Magical and Medical in the Mediterranean (Michael A. Ryan, University of New Mexico)
  • Forging Legal Truths: Courtiers, Casters, and the Creation of Narrative Histories in Late Medieval Japan (Paula R. Curtis, University of Michigan)

Organizer
MA

Michael A. Ryan

University of New Mexico

Chair
CS

Carol Symes

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Speaker
PR

Paula R. Curtis

University of Michigan
MA

Michael A. Ryan

University of New Mexico


4:15pm

Session V.08 - Myths of Origin: from Mythologies to Etymologies
  • Chair: Jamie Taylor, Bryn Mawr College
  • Tróju ena nýju or How Thor became a Turk (Maud Burnett McInerney, Haverford College)
  • Foundations and Foundation Myths of Trobar (Wendy Pfeffer, University of Louisville)
  • Loyalty to Lineage in Simon Aurea Capra’s Ylias (Caitlin G. Watt, Clemson University)

Chair
JT

Jamie Taylor

Bryn Mawr College

Speaker
MB

Maud Burnett McInerney

Haverford College
WP

Wendy Pfeffer

University of Louisville
CG

Caitlin G. Watt

Clemson University


4:15pm

Session V.09 - Plague as a Pan-Eurasian Phenomenon: Same Disease, Differing Mortalities
  • Organizer: Monica Green, Arizona State University
  • Chair: Nükhet Varlık, Rutgers University
  • The Four Black Deaths (Monica Green, Arizona State University)
  • War, Famine, Drought, or Plague: Which Horseman Was Leading the Charge in East Asia’s Fourteenth Century Crisis? (Christopher P. Atwood, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Rural Population Trends after the Black Death: Socio-Institutional Factors and Demographic Recovery in the County of Hainaut, c. 1350-c. 1550 (Joris Roosen, Utrecht University)

Organizer
MG

Monica Green

Arizona State University

Chair
NV

Nükhet Varlık

Rutgers University

Speaker
CP

Christopher P. Atwood

University of Pennsylvania
MG

Monica Green

Arizona State University
JR

Joris Roosen

Utrecht University


4:15pm

Session V.10 - Ars/Arts: Intersections across Disciplines and Borders
  • Chair: Nicholas Herman, University of Pennsylvania
  • 'Beyond the ‘Bacini’ Phenomenon: Indo-Mediterranean Trajectories regarding the Incorporation of Imported Artifacts into the Built Environment in Medieval Italy and along the Swahili Coast (Vera-Simone Schulz, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut)
  • The Early Medieval Sword: Tracing Advancements in Metallurgy and Mining (James R. Neal, Independent Scholar)
  • Staging Islamic Romanitas: Texts and Objects (Shirin Khanmohamadi, San Francisco State University)

Chair
NH

Nicholas Herman

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
SK

Shirin Khanmohamadi

San Francisco State University
JR

James R. Neal

Independent Scholar
VS

Vera-Simone Schulz

Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut


6:00pm

Dinner Reception
Advanced registration is required for this event.

9:00pm

Graduate Student Reception
Mixer sponsored by the Graduate Student Committee. Drink ticket and light fare provided. All graduate students welcome.

 
Saturday, March 9
 

8:30am

Coffee
Saturday March 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am

9:00am

Session VI.01 - The West’s Medieval Experience in World History Perspective
  • Organizer and Chair: Susan Mosher Stuard, Haverford College
  • Thoughts for a Revised Edition of the Volume of the Cambridge World History for the Period 500 A.D.–1500 A.D. (Benjamin Z. Kedar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • The Middle Millennium as the Center of World History (Merry Wiesner-Hanks, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  • The Challenges of Trans-Cultural Collaboration in Writing World History (Patrick Geary, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)

Organizer
SM

Susan Mosher Stuard

Haverford College

Speaker
PG

Patrick Geary

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
BZ

Benjamin Z. Kedar

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
MW

Merry Wiesner-Hanks

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


9:00am

Session VI.02 - The Liber ordinarius of Nivelles: Piety and Politics under the Aegis of St. Gertrude
  • Organizer: Jeffrey Hamburger, Harvard University
  • Chair: Felicitas Schmieder, FernUniversität Hagen
  • The Codicology, Content and Date of the Liber ordinarius of Nivelles (Jeffrey Hamburger, Harvard University)
  • Gertrude of Nivelles, as Reconstructed from Houghton Library, MS Lat 422 (Margot Fassler, University of Notre Dame)
  • Bitter Enemies – a Manuscript (MS Lat 422) tells Hidden History (Eva Schlotheuber, University of Düsseldorf)

Organizer
JH

Jeffrey Hamburger

Harvard University

Chair
FS

Felicitas Schmieder

FernUniversität Hagen

Speaker
MF

Margot Fassler

University of Notre Dame
JH

Jeffrey Hamburger

Harvard University
ES

Eva Schlotheuber

University of Düsseldorf


9:00am

Session VI.03 - K-12 Committee Special Session: Making the Middle Ages Visible and Viable across the K-12 Curriculum
  • Organizers: Kisha G. Tracy, Fitchburg State University, and Stewart Thomsen, Roxbury Latin School
  • Chair: Kisha G. Tracy, Fitchburg State University
  • Learning FOR Each Other: Building Bridges Across K-16 (Reid Weber, University of Central Oklahoma)
  • Galileo’s Siderius Nuncius (Starry Messenger): An Astronomical Treasure Trove for K-12 Science, Math, or History Classrooms (Stewart Thomsen, Roxbury Latin School)
  • Using Medieval-themed Video Games and RPGs to Jumpstart Research-based and Student-centered Assignments (Melissa Ridley Elmes, Lindenwood University)
  • Saints’ Lives in Context:  Hagiographic Study in K-12 Classrooms (Mia (Marie) Grogan, Chestnut Hill College)

Organizer
ST

Stewart Thomsen

Roxbury Latin School
KG

Kisha G. Tracy

Fitchburg State University

Chair
KG

Kisha G. Tracy

Fitchburg State University

Speaker
MR

Melissa Ridley Elmes

Lindenwood University
MM

Mia (Marie) Grogan

Chestnut Hill College
ST

Stewart Thomsen

Roxbury Latin School
RW

Reid Weber

University of Central Oklahoma


9:00am

Session VI.04 - Sciences of Nonmodernity, Now: A Round of Lightning Talks
  • Organizer and Chair: Julie Orlemanski, University of Chicago
  • The Invention of Modern Science (Elly R. Truitt, Bryn Mawr College)
  • Translating Numbness: Curious Encounters with Needling and Neuroscience (Lan A. Li, The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University)
  • Ptolemy’s Ὁ Καρπός (Centiloquium) in the Greek Middle Ages: or, the Aphorism as Form of Scientific Knowledge (Darin Hayton, Haverford College)
  • Ornithomancy (Jack Hartnell, University of East Anglia)
  • Persian and Arabic: Coexisting Scientific Languages in the Indian Ocean World (Shireen Hamza, Harvard University)
  • The Science of Travel Literature (Michelle Karnes, University of Notre Dame)

Organizer
JO

Julie Orlemanski

University of Chicago

Speaker
SH

Shireen Hamza

Harvard University
JH

Jack Hartnell

University of East Anglia
DH

Darin Hayton

Haverford College
MK

Michelle Karnes

University of Notre Dame
LA

Lan A. Li

The Center for Science and Society at Columbia University
ER

Elly R. Truitt

Bryn Mawr College


9:00am

Session VI.05 - Words and Music
  • Chair: Mary Channen Caldwell, University of Pennsylvania
  • Voicing the vita activa and vita contemplativa in the Motet Manere vivere/Manere (Catherine Saucier, Arizona State University)
  • Long Sighs: Psalmody, Expressivity, and Affect in Goscelin of St. Bertin (Monika Otter, Dartmouth College)
  • The Royal Prayerbook and Touching Christ (Emily Kesling, University of Oslo)

Chair
MC

Mary Channen Caldwell

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
EK

Emily Kesling

University of Oslo
MO

Monika Otter

Dartmouth College
CS

Catherine Saucier

Arizona State University


9:00am

Session VI.06 - Byzantine Art as a Global Endeavor
  • Organizers and Chairs: Cecily Hilsdale, McGill University, and Alicia Walker, Bryn Mawr College
  • Illuminating Christ’s Ascension in Medieval Ethiopia: A Question of Byzantine ‘Influence’? (Meseret Oldjira, Princeton University)
  • Byzantine Material and Visual Culture in the Umayyad Caliphate (Alexander Brey, McGill University)
  • The Refashioning of Byzantine Artistic Traditions in the Monastic Mural Cycles of Medieval Moldavia (Alice Isabella Sullivan, University of Michigan)
  • The Old World: Byzantium in Quattrocento Italy (John Lansdowne, Princeton University)

Organizer
CH

Cecily Hilsdale

McGill University
AW

Alicia Walker

Bryn Mawr College

Speaker
AB

Alexander Brey

McGill University
JL

John Lansdowne

Princeton University
MO

Meseret Oldjira

Princeton University
AI

Alice Isabella Sullivan

University of Michigan


9:00am

Session VI.07 - What Do Iberianists Have to Say about Race? (Roundtable)
  • Organizer and Moderator: Maya Soifer Irish, Rice University
  • Pamela A. Patton, Princeton University
  • Ross Brann, Cornell University
  • Nicholas R. Jones, Bucknell University
  • Hussein Fancy, University of Michigan
  • Sonia R. Zakrzewski, University of Southampton
  • S.J. Pearce, New York University

Organizer
MS

Maya Soifer Irish

Rice University

Speaker
RB

Ross Brann

Cornell University
HF

Hussein Fancy

University of Michigan
NR

Nicholas R. Jones

Bucknell University
PA

Pamela A. Patton

Princeton University
SJ

S. J. Pearce

New York University
SR

Sonia R. Zakrzewski

University of Southampton


9:00am

Session VI.08 - Law, Religion, and Interfaith Encounters
  • Chair: Karl Shoemaker, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • A Cultural History of Jewish Bilingual Charters (Micha J. Perry, University of Haifa)
  • Self-Baptism in the Middle Ages? (Marcia L. Colish, Yale University)
  • Stealing Christian Slaves from Muslim Masters: From Crusader Kingdoms to Confessors’ Manuals (Kirsty Schut, University of Toronto)

Chair
KS

Karl Shoemaker

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Speaker
ML

Marcia L. Colish

Yale University
MJ

Micha J. Perry

University of Haifa
KS

Kirsty Schut

University of Toronto


9:00am

Session VI.09 - Myth in the Writing of History
  • Chair: Paul M. Cobb, University of Pennsylvania
  • Britons and Romans in the Historia Regum Britanniae (David W. Burchmore, Caltech & SUNY Binghamton)
  • Myths of Frankish Victory and the Conquest of All of Spain (Anne Latowsky, University of South Florida, Tampa)
  • Resurrecting Iberia in Medieval Muslim and Christian Chronicles (Emma Snowden, University of Minnesota)

Chair
PM

Paul M. Cobb

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
DW

David W. Burchmore

Caltech & SUNY Binghamton
AL

Anne Latowsky

University of South Florida, Tampa
ES

Emma Snowden

University of Minnesota


9:00am

Session VI.10 - Medievalism and Nationalism
  • Chair: Ada Maria Kuskowski, University of Pennsylvania
  • The Case for a Medieval American Southwest (Frederick S. Paxton, Connecticut College)
  • CANCELED: Medievalism in Indian Nationalism: Problematic Representation of the Indian ‘Middle Ages’ in Late-Colonial Vernacular Literature (Apala Das, University of Toronto)
  • Towards a Global Middle Ages?: Rethinking National Legal and Literary Traditions, Medieval Mentalities, and the ‘Twilight of the Middle Ages’ (Katharine K. Olson, San Jose State University & Bangor University)

Chair
AM

Ada Maria Kuskowski

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
AD

Apala Das (canceled)

University of Toronto
KK

Katharine K. Olson

San Jose State University & Bangor University
FS

Frederick S. Paxton

Connecticut College


9:00am

Workshop IV - Digital Mappa Workshop: Using DM 2.0 for Linked and Annotative Research, Collaboration, and Publication
Digital Mappa Workshop: Using DM 2.0 for Linked and Annotative Research, Collaboration,
and Publication

Organizer: Martin Foys, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Digital Mappa (or DM) is an open-source platform built to enable people with no serious technical expertise to make their own linked and annotative DH workspaces, collaborations, projects & open access scholarly publications for curated digital collections of images & texts. In April of 2018, a beta 1.0 version of DM was released, along with a host of showcase projects, and by the end of 2018, version 2.0 will be publicly released, featuring an enhanced interface, scaled support for larger collections and sub-collections of digital images and texts, and hybrid integration of IIIF, url-available, and locally uploaded images. For full details of DM's features and capacities, along with links to current projects, please see http://digitalmappa.org.

Using DM to produce sophisticated projects takes relatively little training – through this workshop, participants will quickly learn the core features of the DM platform, be trained in its basic informatics logic, and begin demos of their own projects. Prospective participants will be provided with instructions of what materials to have ready in advance for the workshop, as well as links to already published DM projects, so that they will be ready to start working within the hour. The goal of this workshop is for each participant to leave with the beginnings of their own Digital Humanities scholarly publication, and to understand the power and potential of DM for all humanists, regardless of technical expertise.

Organizer
MF

Martin Foys

University of Wisconsin-Madison


9:00am

Daily Pop-Up Exhibition in the Henry Charles Lea Library, Kislak Center
Daily Pop-Up Exhibition in the Henry Charles Lea Library, Kislak Center
Making Music: Performance and Pedagogy Across the Medieval World
Judith Weston, University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
JW

Judith Weston

University of Pennsylvania


10:30am

Break
Saturday March 9, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am

10:45am

Presidential Address and Publication Prizes
  • Publication Prizes Announced
  • Introduction by Ruth Mazo Karras, Lecky Professor of History, Trinity College Dublin
  • Address by David Wallace, Judith Rodin Professor of English & Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania; President, Medieval Academy of America: Medieval Studies in Troubled Times: The 1930s

Speaker
RM

Ruth Mazo Karras

Trinity College Dublin
DW

David Wallace

University of Pennsylvania


Saturday March 9, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
Irvine Auditorium 3401 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

12:15pm

Lunch Break
Saturday March 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm

1:45pm

Session VII.01- Grammar and Mythography in Medieval Ireland and Iceland
  • Organizer: Mikael Males, University of Oslo
  • Chair: Emily Kesling, University of Oslo
  • Conceptual Frames of Icelandic Grammar c. 1150–1350 (Mikael Males, University of Oslo)
  • The Mytho-Grammatical Profile of the Auraicept na nÉces (Nicolai Egjar Engesland, University of Oslo)
  • Frames and Contents in Snorri’s Edda (Bianca Patria, University of Oslo)

Organizer
MM

Mikael Males

University of Oslo

Chair
EK

Emily Kesling

University of Oslo

Speaker
NE

Nicolai Egjar Engesland

University of Oslo
MM

Mikael Males

University of Oslo
BP

Bianca Patria

University of Oslo


1:45pm

Session VII.02 - The Post-Medieval Lives of Manuscripts: Tracing the Manuscript Trade and Cultural Importance in the U.S., British Isles, & Europe
  • Organizer and Chair: Emerson Storm Fillman Richards, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Collecting and Annotating Medieval Manuscripts in the 17th Century: Political and Cultural Stakes Through a Case Study (Sébastien Douchet, Université Aix-Marseille)
  • The Transatlantic Trade in Medieval Books in Antebellum America (Scott J. Gwara, University of South Carolina)
  • The Manuscript Collection of Charles William Dyson Perrins and Twentieth-Century Values (Laura Cleaver, Trinity College Dublin)

Organizer
ES

Emerson Storm Fillman Richards

Indiana University, Bloomington

Speaker
LC

Laura Cleaver

Trinity College Dublin
SD

Sébastien Douchet

Université Aix-Marseille
SJ

Scott J. Gwara

University of South Carolina


1:45pm

Session VII.03 - Inclusivity and Diversity Committee Special Session: MOC (Medievalists of Color) Graduate Students, and Race: Classes We Teach, Classes We Take
  • Organizer and Moderator: Afrodesia McCannon, New York University
  • How Not to Be a Time Traveler: Racial Subjectivity and Objectivity in the Classroom (Uta Ayala, Northwestern University)
  • Teaching Beyond the Classroom with the Medievalist Toolkit (Claire Dillon, Columbia University)
  • Whose Past Is It Anyway: Whiteness as Property in Medieval Studies (Mariah Junglan Min, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Towards a More Equitable Old English Classroom (Eduardo Ramos, Pennsylvania State University)
  • Legitimizing Race Studies in Curriculum and the Development of Mentorship for Students of Color (Cristi Nicole Whiskey, University of Maryland, College Park)

Organizer
AM

Afrodesia McCannon

New York University

Speaker
UA

Uta Ayala

Northwestern University
CD

Claire Dillon

Columbia University
MJ

Mariah Junglan Min

University of Pennsylvania
ER

Eduardo Ramos

Pennsylvania State University
CN

Cristi Nicole Whiskey

University of Maryland, College Park


1:45pm

Session VII.04 - The Literary Heritage of Anglo-Dutch Relations
  • Organizer: Ad Putter, University of Bristol
  • Chair: Elizabeth Tyler, University of York
  • The Flemish Factor in Anglo-Latin Literary Culture of the Eleventh Century (Moreed Arbabzadah, University of Cambridge)
  • The Mercers (and William Caxton) in England and Abroad: The Literature of English-Dutch Bilingualism (Ad Putter, University of Bristol)
  • Anglo-Dutch Collaboration in Early Tudor Manuscript Art (Kathleen E. Kennedy, Penn State Brandywine)

Organizer
AP

Ad Putter

University of Bristol

Chair
ET

Elizabeth Tyler

University of York

Speaker
MA

Moreed Arbabzadah

University of Cambridge
KE

Kathleen E. Kennedy

Penn State Brandywine
AP

Ad Putter

University of Bristol


1:45pm

Session VII.05 - Literary Adaptations, Appropriations, and Interruptions
  • Petrus Alfonsi’s Disciplina Clericalis During Its First 100 Years: Global Horizons and Christian Reception (Gabriel Ford, Converse College)
  • Debating as Wolves and Sheep (Daisy Delogu, University of Chicago)
  • The European Circulation of the Medieval Devotional Text, Vita beate virginis Marie et Salvatoris Rhythmica (Vita Rhythmica) (Lisandra Costiner, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)
  • Astronomy and Prosimetrum (Kara Gaston, University of Toronto)

Chair
WP

Wendy Pfeffer

University of Louisville

Speaker
LC

Lisandra Costiner

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
DD

Daisy Delogu

University of Chicago
GF

Gabriel Ford

Converse College
KG

Kara Gaston

University of Toronto


1:45pm

Session VII.06 - European, Mediterranean: Reframing the Iberian Middle Ages
  • Organizer: Michelle M. Hamilton, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Chair: Montserrat Piera, Temple University
  • Imagining the Globe and its Creators in Medieval Iberia (Michelle M. Hamilton, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
  • ‘My Mouth Is a Fresh, Pure Fountain, and Under My Hairlocks Lies a Cool Shade:’ Reading the Poetry of Andalusi Women in a Mediterranean Context (Nasser Meerkhan, University of California, Berkeley)
  • The Circle Cannot be Squared: Reframing Medieval Iberia through the Case of the Crown of Aragon (Núria Silleras-Fernández, University of Colorado, Boulder)

Organizer
MM

Michelle M. Hamilton

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Chair
MP

Montserrat Piera

Temple University

Speaker
MM

Michelle M. Hamilton

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
NM

Nasser Meerkhan

University of California, Berkeley
NS

Núria Silleras-Fernández

University of Colorado, Boulder


1:45pm

Session VII.07 - Medievals’ World View
  • Organizer and Chair: Christian Raffensperger, Wittenberg University
  • Sauerkraut, Beer, and Crusading: Medieval Western European Views on Eastern Europe’s Place in the World (Paul Milliman, University of Arizona)
  • The Globe in Thirteenth-Century Hispania: Archbishop Rodrigo Jiménez De Rada and His World (Lucy K. Pick, University of Chicago)
  • The Primary Chronicle Authors’ Voice and World (Inés Garcia de la Puente, Boston University)

Organizer
CR

Christian Raffensperger

Wittenberg University

Speaker
PM

Paul Milliman

University of Arizona
LK

Lucy K. Pick

University of Chicago
IG

Inés Garcia de la Puente

Boston University


1:45pm

Session VII.08 - Foods, Drugs, and Spices: Geographies and Networks
  • Chair: Elly R. Truitt, Bryn Mawr College
  • Mapping Medieval Foodways Across Borders (Katie Peebles, Marymount University)
  • Dictating Drugs and Making Medicines: Physicians between Princes and Prescriptions in the Mid-Twelfth to Early Thirteenth Centuries (Li Parrent, McGill University)
  • CANCELED: Imagined Geographies in Twelfth-Century Pharmacology (Winston Black, Clark University)
  • Alicorn, Khutu and Thousand-Years Snake: The Global Pharmacology of Walrus and Narwhal Ivories (Xavier Dectot, National Museums Scotland)

Chair
ER

Elly R. Truitt

Bryn Mawr College

Speaker
XD

Xavier Dectot

National Museums Scotland
LP

Li Parrent

McGill University
KP

Katie Peebles

Marymount University


1:45pm

Session VII.09 - Women’s Monastic Communities
  • Chair: Anne E. Lester, Johns Hopkins University
  • Activist scholars = A Library Worth Saving and Digitization of Birgittine Liturgical Practice at Altomünster (Michelle Urberg, ProQuest)
  • The Matter of Gender in Religious Patronage: The Case of Godstow Abbey and its Neighbors (Katie Bugyis, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University)
  • Women’s Convents as Communities of Learning and Their Role in the Transmission of Knowledge in the Medieval Low Countries (Patricia Stoop, Universiteit Antwerpen)

Chair
AE

Anne E. Lester

Johns Hopkins University

Speaker
KB

Katie Bugyis

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
PS

Patricia Stoop

Universiteit Antwerpen


1:45pm

Session VII.10 - Material Objects: Tents, Gifts, Luxury
  • Chair: William Noel, University of Pennsylvania
  • Adorning the Kings: Diplomatic Gifts between China and Central Asia (850-1000) (Xin Wen, Princeton University)
  • Tents and Crusades: Shelter, Plunder, Gift (Elizabeth Lapina, University of Wisconsin–Madison)
  • The Global Scope of Luxury in Medieval Romance (Lydia Yaitsky Kertz, SUNY Genesco)

Chair
WN

William Noel

University of Pennsylvania

Speaker
EL

Elizabeth Lapina

University of Wisconsin–Madison
XW

Xin Wen

Princeton University


1:45pm

Workshop V - Early Printed Books for Medievalists
Early Printed Books for Medievalists
Organizer: Megan Cook, Colby College

Many medievalists, especially those working in textual or manuscript studies, will have occasion
to refer to early printed books at some point in their scholarship, either as witnesses to
manuscripts that are no longer extant, or as important documents in their own right. This session,
designed for medievalists with little to no experience with the study of printed books, will offer
participants a hands-on introduction to books from the first two centuries of European printing,
using books held by the Kislak Center for Special Collections at Van Pelt Library. Topics
covered will include: the mechanics of the common press, the development and use of
typography (including printing in non-Roman scripts such as Hebrew and Greek), cost and
sources of materials, and common book formats and their structure. We will also touch on the
concept of the edition, the size of print runs, and an overview of the spread of printing in Europe
and the early modern book trade. We will consider the hybridity of manuscript and print and the
persistence of manuscript culture in early modern Europe, as well as illustration processes (relief,
intaglio, and manuscript) used in printed books of the period. We will also discuss major
bibliographies and other reference sources such as the English Short Title Catalogue and
Universal Short Title Catalogue, and conventions for identifying and citing early printed books
in scholarship. Participants will leave with the ability to identify, describe, and cite early books
relevant to their scholarship.

Organizer
MC

Megan Cook

Colby College


3:15pm

Break
Saturday March 9, 2019 3:15pm - 3:45pm

3:45pm

Fellows’ Inductions and Plenary
  • Fellows’ Inductions
  • Plenary Introduction by William Noel, Director, Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books, and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
  • Plenary Address by Father Columba Stewart, OSB, Executive Director, Hill Museum and Manuscript Library; Professor of Theology, St. John’s School of Theology and Seminary: The Global Middle Ages: Manuscripts, Monasticism, and the Illusion of Frontiers

Speaker
WN

William Noel

University of Pennsylvania
FC

Father Columba Stewart, OSB

St. John’s School of Theology and Seminary


Saturday March 9, 2019 3:45pm - 5:45pm
Irvine Auditorium 3401 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

6:30pm

Closing Reception
Advanced registration required for event. Badge sticker required for entry.
Bus transportation to Philadelphia Museum of Art will be provided.

With musical performances by harpist Christopher Preston Thompson and ARTolerance.

 
Sunday, March 10
 

8:30am

9:00am

9:15am

CARA Session: Taking up the Global Challenge
Taking Up the Global Challenge: Expanding the Purview of Medieval Studies--Questions, Solutions, Innovations
In recent years medieval scholarship and programing has become increasingly global in its orientation. Courses and books on the Silk Road, the Indian Ocean, the Medieval Atlantic, Viking Exploration, and Medieval Africa, for example, have made it abundantly clear that the medieval world was a complex and connected place.  The revisioning of ‘medieval’ to extend far beyond the traditional bounds of Europe has offered exciting and expansive, and vitally urgent, calls to likewise expand and revision Medieval Studies Programs and Programing coordinated by Medieval Studies Centers and Regional Associations. This year’s CARA meeting convenes to discuss taking up the global challenge. We have asked this year’s speakers to address how they have implemented changes in programing, in structuring their centers and curricula, for example to become more global in vision and scope. Conceiving of the Middle Ages in a global context also has vital public outreach potential especially when it draws on the resources and missions of Museum collections to do so. Speakers will discuss their own institutional and research experiences, frames for outreach, intellectual goals and implications, and the potentials for the future in taking up the medieval global challenge.
  • Vision, Scope, and Practical Steps at Georgetown (Sarah McNamer, Georgetown University)
  • Making the Global Middle Ages Tangible through the Arts (Afrodesia McCannon, New York University)
  • Object Learning: In and Out of the Classroom (Elina Gertsman, Case Western Reserve University, Sonya Mace, The Cleveland Museum of Art)
  • A Global Middle Ages and Contemporary Medievalisms (Bryan Keene, J. Paul Getty Museum)
  • Questions and Discussion

Speaker
EG

Elina Gertsman

Case Western Reserve University
BC

Bryan C. Keene

J. Paul Getty Museum
SM

Sonya Mace

The Cleveland Museum of Art
AM

Afrodesia McCannon

New York University
SM

Sarah McNamer

Georgetown University


11:15am

11:30am

12:15pm