Past Meetings

Programs for meetings since 1979 are archived here.



Bryn Mawr College, 9 April 2016


Temple University, 20 February 2016.


Princeton,  Institute for Advanced Study, 5 December 2015.


1)      University of Pennsylvania,  12 September 2015.  The video of the program can be seen here.


3)      Bryn Mawr, 9 April 2016



 Meetings held in 2013-2014

April 5 @ Drew University
Organizers:  Louis Hamilton, Laura Morreale, and Dot Porter
Theme:  Communities of Italy:  New and Traditional Approaches

Speakers:    • Wayne Storey (Indiana University), “A Rich-Text Petrarch and the Expansion of Communities”

  • Isabella Magni (Indiana University), “Petrarchive: a new digital frontier in the study of Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta”


  • Samantha Kelly (Rutgers University), “The Black Africans of Italy”


  • Laura Morreale (Fordham University), "The French of Italy: Rethinking Political Narratives" 


 • Matthew Shoaf (Ursinus College), “Bound by Sound: Trecento Art and Community”


  • Andrew Irving (The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church), “Quam inhonestum: Changes in Massbook Design at Montecassino in the Eleventh Century”


  • Richard Gyug (Fordham University), "Between East and West on the shores of the southern Adriatic: Dubrovnik and Kotor."





February 15 @ the RUC Campus Center Rutgers University-Camden




Organizers:  Aaron Hostetter and Adam Miyashiro 






• Gabrielle Parkin (University of Delaware), “’Clothed by God in fanciful costume’: White Clothes, Tears, 
and Livery in the Book of Margery Kempe” (Winner of the DVMA Paper Prize)



• Adam Miyashiro (Stockton College), "Alexander Between Empires"



• Cord Whitaker (Temple University), "Black, White, and in Between: Medieval Race, the Spirit, and   Chaucer's Miller's Tale 


• Carissa Harris, Assistant Professor of English, Temple University:  " 'All medons be ware, be rewe': 
  Sexual Education in the Middle English Pastourelle"



• Andrew Cole, Professor of English, Princeton University: “Chaucer’s Occupations”




 Lightning Talks on Chaucerian Manuscripts from Advanced Undergraduates and Graduate students:




  • Richard Milligan (Rutgers-Camden)




  • Cristina Chillem (Rutgers-Camden)

  • Nikolai Fomich (Rutgers-Camden)

  • Nate Hall (Rutgers-Camden)

  • Sarah Baginsky (Stockton College)




  • Mark-Allan Donaldson (Stockton College)




  • Lauren Bevins (Rutgers-New Brunswick)





November 23 @ the Index of Christian Art, Princeton University




Organizer:  Colum Hourihane


• Helmut Reimitz (Princeton University), “History and Cultural Brokerage in Late Antiquity”


• Susan Mosher Stuard (Haverford College, Emerita), “Shopping as Consuming Acts in 
Fourteenth Century Italian Towns”


• Markus Cruse (Arizona State University and Institute for Advanced Study) “What Marco Polo’s Travel Account Meant to its Earliest Readers”


• Judith Golden (Princeton University), “Mahaut, Countess of Artois as Patron, Proclaiming  Wealth and Heritage through her Gardens and her Art”


• Elizabeth Valdez del Álamo (Montclair State University), “Hearing the Image at Santo  Domingo de Silos”


• Maureen McCormick (Prosopon School of Iconology and Princeton University Art Museum), “     From Image to Likeness: Musings of a Latter Day Iconographer”


• Michael Curschmann (Princeton University, Emeritus), “Duo bellatores: The Changing    Contexts and Meanings of a Visual Paradigm”






September 23 @ the Special Collections Center, Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania




Organizer:  Dale Kinney






•  Dorothy Porter (University of Pennsylvania),  "What are we Presenting? Gauging medievalists' Use of Digital Resources through Major Conferences in the Field"


• Elly Truitt (Bryn Mawr College), “Natural Philosophy in LJS 384: William of Conches, De   philosophia mundi”


• Tom Izbicki (Rutgers University), “Analyzing a Legal Miscellany: Schoenberg MS 450”




“Lightning” talks:                  • Nick Harris, LJS 441
• Jackie Burek, LJS 477
• Larissa Grollemond, LJS 19: Spanish Nobility and 16th-Century Manuscript Illumination
• Regan Kladstrup, The Penn Provenance Project
• Marie Turner, MS Roll 1066
• Lynn Ransom, The Schoenberg database of manuscripts
• Liza Strakhov, Codex 902
• Alex Devine, MS Codex 236
• Emily Steiner, LJS 266: The History of the World (according to the French) 
• Dorothy Porter, The Medieval Electronic Scholarly Alliance
• Will Noel, The Schoenberg Institute



Meetings held in 2012-2013

April 13 @ LGBT Carriage House, University of Pennsylvania
Symposium in Celebration of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Delaware Valley Medieval Association




Organizer:  Martha Easton


• Edward Peters (University of Pennsylvania), "Just One More Foundation Myth: From the Lilly
Pennsylvania Program to the DVMA"


 • Agnieszka E. Szymańska (Temple University),"Designing the Vault of Heaven at the Cappella Palatina, Palermo"


 • Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (George Washington University), "Medieval/Environmental Activism"


 Participants in Roundtable Discussion of "The Future of Medeival Studies":


 • Celia Chazelle (The College of New Jersey)


 • Dallas G. Denery (Bowdoin College)


 • Darin Hayton (Haverford College)


 • E. Ann Matter (University of Pennsylvania)


 • Karen Overbey (Tufts University)


 • David Wallace (University of Pennsylvania)




March 16 @ University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


Topic:  “Crossing Bridges”




Organizer:  Dale Kinney








• Larry Nees (University of Delaware), “Arculf”


• Louis Hamilton (Drew University), “Invisible Cities, Invented Histories: Jerusalem and Rome       in the Exegesis of Bruno of Segni”


• Jesse Mann (Montclair State University), "Juan de Segovia & Islam: 


  Opportunities, Obstacles and Contexts"


• Renata Holod, University of Pennsylvania, Lecture and Gallery Visit




December 1 @ Princeton University




Organizer:  Colum Hourihane


•  Johanna Seasonwein (Princeton University Art Museum), "A Tale of Two Windows: the Gothic Revival at Princeton University"


• Courtney Palmbush (Princeton Theological Seminary), "The Frontier and Patrick's 'Ministry of Slavery’ "  


• Susan Auth (Curator Emerita, Newark Museum), "Birds and Their Symbolism in the Late Antique Art of Egypt"  


• Danielle Oteri (International Center of Medieval Art, The Cloisters), "The Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters:   Weaving a New Interpretation"  


• Anna Zayaruznaya (Princeton University), "Cis chans veult boire! On the Anthropomorphisation of   Late-Medieval Song"  


• John Rassweiller (Independent Scholar), "A collection of seal matrices of the common People:  Signatures and a Portal to Medieval Life"  


• Mayke de Jong (Utrecht University), "Epitaph for an Era: Paschasius Radbertus and his Lament  for Wala"




September 15 @ The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Topic:  Visions of Wonder, Thoughts of the Divine




Organizer:  Geoffrey W. Gust




 •  Rita Copeland (University of Pennsylvania), “Living with Uncertainty:  Reactions to Aristotle’s Rhetoric in the Later Middle Ages" 


 •  Julia Verkholantsev (University of Pennsylvania), “The Two Bibles of St. Jerome:  The Question of the


    Vernacular and the Legend of St. Jerome’s Slavonic Rite and Letters” 


 •  Robert Maxwell (University of Pennsylvania), "Fraud" 


 •  Dale Kinney (Bryn Mawr College), “Holy Popes” 


Our Thanks

The DVMA would like to offer its sincere gratitude to the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries and the Princeton Index of Christian Art for their continued support of our programs.

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