2006-2007

September 23 @ University of Pennsylvania
Topic: Instruments of War
Organizer:  Alison Williams Lewin, St. Joseph's University

 

 

Speakers: 

 

 

- William Caffaro (Vanderbilt University), “Warfare and the Economy of Late Medieval Italy”

 

 

- Ida Sinkevic (Lafayette University), “ Art and Armor in Post-Medieval Europe”

 

 


December 2 @ Princeton University
Topic: Celebrating Newcomers

 

 

Organizers:  Elaine Beretz, Bryn Mawr College and Sally Poor, Princeton University

 

 

Speakers:

 

 

- Jessica Goldberg (University of Pennsylvania), “Whose Mediterranean? The Merchants of Cairo and the Coming of the Romans”

 

 

- Nino Zchomelidse (Princeton University), “Materiality versus Mimesis? The Medieval Image and Conceepts of Authenticity”

 

- Jamie Taylor (Bryn Mawr College), “Curiositas, Travel, and the Book of Margery Kempe”

 

 

February 24 @ St. Joseph’s University
Topic:  Seeing and Hearing
Organizer:  Elaine Beretz, Bryn Mawr College

 

 

Speakers:

 

 

- Robert Ousterout (University of Pennsylvania), “Icons in Space: The Art of Kariye Camii”

 

 

- Stephen Wright (Catholic University of America), “Picturing Performance: The Chatsworth Manuscript and Practical Stagecraft”

 

 

- Peter Jeffery (Princeton University), “’To Thee be Silent Praise’: The Ears of the Heart, the Affections of the Spirit”

 

 

April 21 @ Glencairn Museum

 

 

Organizer:  Donald Duclow, Gwynedd-Mercy College

 

 

Speakers:

 

 

- Susan L. Ward (Rhode Island School of Design), “The Glencairn Queen from Provins: Defining Romanesque and Gothic”

 

 

- Thomas Waldman (University of Pennsylvania), “ Suger’s Additions to the Altar Charles the Bald Gave to Saint-Denis”

 

 

- Tour of Glemcairn’s medieval collections with Michael Cothren (Swarthmore College) and Robert Maxwell (University of Pennsylvania)

 

2005-2006

October 1 @ University of Pennsylvania

 

 

Topic: “Navigating Seas and Sanctuary”

 

 

Organizer: Ann Matter, University of Pennsylvania

 

 

Speakers:

 

 

- Martin Connell (Saint John’s University, Minnesota),  “The Liturgy of Aquileia”

 

 

- Alan Stahl (Princeton University), "The Codex of Michael of Rhodes, a Fifteenth-century Mariner in Service to Venice"


 

 

December 10 @ Princeton Theological Seminary

 

 

Topic: Language and Literature

 

Organizer: Paul Rorem, Princeton Theological Seminary  

 

Speakers:

 

 

-Nadia R. Altschul (Johns Hopkins University), "Editing the Vernaculars: A 'Fourth Way' for Medieval Editorial Philology?"

 

- Israel Burshatin (Haverford College), "'Will the Real Heretic Please Stand Up': Voice and Presence in Inquisition Sources"

 

 

- Evelyn (Timmie) Birge Vitz (New York University),"A Medieval 'Rasa-esque' Performance Esthetics: Hommage to Richard Schechner" 


 

 

February 18 @ Bryn Mawr College

 

 

Organizer: Elaine Beretz, Bryn Mawr College

 

 

Speakers:

 

 

- Larry Nees (University of Delaware) “Weaving Garnets: Thoughts about Two “Excessively Rare” Belt Mounts from Sutton Hoo”

 

 

- Cristina Maria Cervone (Villanova University), "Lilies, Charters, and Incarnational Poetics"

 

 

- Kathleen Biddick (Temple University), “The Cut of the Archive: The King's Second Jewish Body”

 

 

 

April 22 @ Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department

 

 

Topic:  Turning Over a New Leaf: Current Research Related to the Medieval Collections of the Free Library of Philadelphia

 

 

Speakers:

 

 

- Anna Russakoff (Free Library of Philadelphia), “The Allure of the Leaf: The Artistic Taste of Illuminated Manuscript Collector John Frederick Lewis (1860-1932)”

 

 

- Nadezhda Karvus-Hoffmann (Independent Scholar), “An Epic Translation: Selections from the Free Library’s Portion of a ca. 1598-99 Mughal Razmnama”

 

 

 - Adelaide Bennett (Princeton University), “The Artistic-historical Context of a Thirteenth-century North French Psalter: Widener Ms 9”

 

 

- Gerald B. Guest (John Carroll University), “Praying the Psalms in the Lewis Psalter: The Rubrics, the Initials, and the Work of Decoration”

 

 

- William G. Noel (The Walters Art Museum), “Master of the Miniature: William de Brailes and the Illustration of Biblical History”

 

 

- Consuelo W. Dutschke (Columbia University), “The Choirbook Redevivus: New Evidence in the Free Library of Philadelphia”

 

2004-2005

October 9 @ University of Pennsylvania

 

 

Topic: Performance
Speakers: Rob Barrett (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), Emma Dillon (University of Pennsylvania), Chara Armon

December 11 @ Princeton Theological Seminary 
Topic: Manuscripts
Speakers: Keith Busby (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Sally Poor (Princeton University), Theresa K. Nevins (University of Delaware)

 

 

February 26 at the University of Pennsylvania (Van Pelt Library)

 

 

Topic: The Medieval Bible

 

 

Speakers: Theresa Gross-Diaz (Loyola University-Chicago), Dorothy Shepard (Pratt Institute), plus a visit to Penn's Rare Book and Manuscript Library

 

April 16 @ St. Joseph's University

 

 

Topic: The Future of the Past: Graduate Student Papers

 

 

Speakers: Benjamin Anderson, Bryn Mawr College; Jeanne-Marie Musto, Bryn Mawr College; Alex Novikoff, University of Pennsylvania; Manu Radhakrishnan, Princeton University; Jonathan Hsy, University of Pennsylvania


A List of Speakers and Topics from 1979-2004 can be downloaded here 

 

1979-2004

List of Speakers and Topics, and the Titles of Lectures,

at the Meetings of the Delaware Valley Medieval Association, 1979-2004

(Compiled by Sibylle Jefferis, with additions by Don Duclow & Elaine Beretz)

The Lilly-Pennsylvania Program 1979-1983

Topic: “Town and Country in the Middle Ages.”

Six weekend colloquia were held on this theme, and the guest speakers were:

 

October 1979 University of Pennsylvania

Martin Biddle, University Museum, University of Pennsylvania:

“The Medieval Town: An Archeological Approach.”

 

November 1979 University of Pennsylvania

Walter Horn, Department of Art History, University of California, Berkeley:

“The Carolingian Monastery.”

 

January 1980 University of Pennsylvania

John H. Mundy, Department of History, Columbia University:

“Order and Social Class in Toulouse and the Toulousain (eleventh to thirteenth centuries).”

 

February 1980 University of Pennsylvania

Elizabeth A. R. Brown, Department of History, Brooklyn College:

“Royal Authority in Town and Country in the Late Middle Ages.”

 

March 1980 University of Pennsylvania

Diane Hughes, History, University of Zurich:

“Ruined Cities of the Medieval Imagination.”

 

April 1980 University of Pennsylvania

Edward M. Peters, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania:

“The World of Piers Plowman: Spirituality in Town and Country.”

 

1980-1981 The Lilly-Pennsylvania Program in Medieval Studies

Topic: “Literacy and Society in the Middle Ages.”

(Six weekend colloquia are planned, with one speaker Friday afternoon, then dinner, followed by a second speaker. On Saturday there will be discussion, and, as in 1979-80, Lilly Fellows will have an opportunity to present short papers. The following sessions are planned:

 

October 17-18, 1980 University of Pennsylvania

Brian Stock, History, Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto:

“Literacy in the Middle Ages: Problems, Methods, Approaches.”

Donald Bullough, Department of History, University of St. Andrews:

“Women and Literacy in the Early Middle Ages.”

 

November 14-15, 1980 University of Pennsylvania

Edward B. Irving, Jr., Department of English, University of Pennsylvania:

“’Swa we raedath on bocum’: Literacy in Anglo-Saxon England.”

Margaret Aston, F.R.H.S., History:

“Devotional Literacy in the Fourteenth to Fifteenth Centuries.”

 

January 23-24, 1981 University of Pennsylvania

Joan Ferrante, Department of English, Columbia University:

“Attitudes Toward Literacy, Learning, and Letters in Medieval Literature."

Robert Hanning, Department of English, Columbia University:

“The Phenomenon of Literacy and the Concept of Fiction.”

 

February 20-21, 1981 University of Pennsylvania

Robert Benson, Department of History, UCLA:

“How to Read Political Images in Works of Art: On the Iconography of the German Monarchs.”

Michael Curschmann, Department of Germanic Languages, Princeton University:

“The Motif of Literacy in German Narrative Poetry of the Hohenstaufen Period.”

 

March 20-21, 1981 University of Pennsylvania

Michael Clanchy, Department of Medieval History, University of Glasgow:

“From Sacred Script to Practical Literacy: The Common Law of England as a Literacy Program.”

John F. Benton, Department of History, California Institute of Technology:

Libri Feodorum, or Who Made a System of Feudal Relations?”

Richard L. Venezky, Dept. of Education, University of Delaware:

“Medieval & Early Modern English Spelling: The Development of Distinctive Orthographic Practices.”

Sue Ellen Holbrook, Dept. of English, Franklin & Marshall College:

“Did Punctuation Count? Observation About Punctuation in Texts Printed by William Caxton.”

Mark Amsler, Dept. of English, University of Delaware:

“The Phenomenology of Literacy.”

 

April 17-18, 1981 University of Pennsylvania

Natalie Zemon Davis, Department of History, Princeton University:

“Beyond the Market: Books as Gifts and Loans.”

Werner Gundersheimer, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania:

“The Social Role of Literacy in the Renaissance.”

 

1981-1982 The Lilly-Pennsylvania Program in Medieval Studies

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1982-1983 The Lilly-Pennsylvania Program in Medieval Studies

Topic:  “Sacred and Profane”

 

November 12-13, 1982, University of Pennsylvania

Robert Markus, University of Nottingham

“From Augustine to Gregory the Great: The Sacred and the Profane”

Janet Nelson, University of London

“Ritual in the Early Middle Ages”

Lawrence Nees, University of Delaware

“Hercules sic et non: Theodulf’s Contra Iudices and the Coronation Throne of Charles the Bald”

 

February 11-12, 1983 University of Pennsylvania

Charles T. Davis, History, Tulane University:

“Sacred and Profane in Early Political Thought."

Charles Wood, History Department, Dartmouth College:

“From Gregory VII to Henry VIII: Custom, Truth, and the Legends of Glastonbury.”

Alexander Murray, Oxford University:

“The Unhallowed: Suicide in the Middle Ages.”

(Saturday 1:30, February 12, Delaware Valley Medieval Association Meeting)

Donald Duclow, Department of Philosophy, Gwynedd-Mercy College:

“Holy Death: Everyman and the Ars Moriendi, Fifteenth-Century Ceremonies of Dying.”

 

March 4-5, 1983 University of Pennsylvania 

Mary McLaughlin, History, Millbrook, New York:

“Novelties Sacred and Profane: Some Female Perspectives of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries.”

Morton Bloomfield, Harvard University:

“The Tradition and Style of Wisdom Literature: A Bridge Between the Sacred and the Profane.”

James Muldoon, Department of History, Rutgers University:

“The Political and Social Consequences of Religious Conversion: The Intersection of the Secular and the Profane.”

 

(Saturday 1; 30, March 5, Delaware Valley Medieval Association Meeting)

Sarah White, History, Franklin & Marshall College:

 

“In and Out of the Sanctuary with Old French Fabliaux.”

 

March 18-19, 1983, University of Pennsylvania

Christopher Brooke

“Churches and Urban History”

Rosiland Brooke

“St. Francis and the Arts”

 

 April 22-23, 1983, University of Pennsylvania

Dale Kinney
“Paganism and Profanity in Italian Medieval Church Decoration”

Florentine Mütherich
“Dei gratia imperator augustus: Sacred and Profane in the Ruler Portraits of the Early Middle Ages”


1983-2004 Meetings of the DELAWARE VALLEY MEDIEVAL ASSOCIATION

1983-1984 President: Kate Greenfield, Albright College

September 23-25, 1983 Villanova University
Eighth International Conference on Patristic, Mediaeval, and Renaissance Studies
Theme: “Courtly Society and Culture.”
Organizer: Lawrence Nees, Dept. of Art History, University of Delaware

Anthony Cutler, Dept. of Art History, Pennsylvania State University
Address: “Imperial and Court Patronage in Byzantium.”

Lawrence Nees, Dept. of Art History, University of Delaware
Address: “The Court School of Charlemagne.”

February 16-17, 1984 University of Pennsylvania

Joan Ferrante, Columbia University:
“The Court as Prison.”

Stephen Jaeger, German Department, Bryn Mawr College:
“Courtesy and Treachery: Two Faces of Court Life.”

Gabrielle Spiegel, Department of History, University of Maryland:
“From Feudal to Administrative Kingship: Images of Government in the Chronique de Rois de France, Chantilly Ms.869.”

Thomas Waldman, History Department, University of Pennsylvania:
“Where Is the Court of Louis IV?”

March 30-31, 1984 University of Pennsylvania & Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn

Stephan Gardner, Art History:
“Paris, the King and the Birth of Gothic Architecture.”

Michael Cothren, Art History Department, Swarthmore College:
(tour of Glencairn)

1984-1985 President: Richard Luman, Haverford College and Columbia University

September 21-23, 1984 Villanova University
Ninth International Conference on Patristic, Mediaeval, and Renaissance Studies
Theme: “The Meaning of Religious Conversion in the Middle Ages and in the Early Modern World.”
Chairman: Richard Luman, Department of Religion, Haverford College

James D. Ryan, Bronx Community College, CUNY
“The Internationalization of the Ideal of Conversion in the Fourteenth Century.”

James Muldoon, Department of History, Rutgers University, Camden
“The Conquistadors and the Nature of Conversion in the Americas.”

Richard Luman, Department of Religion, Hasverford College
“Christ and orr: Conversion in Western Scandinavia: Force and Compromis.”

October 26-27, 1984 University of Pennsylvania

Helen Lang:
“Aristotle’s Physics in the Twelfth Century.”

Nancy Sirasi, History:
“Is Medicine Scientia or Ars: Concepts of Rational Knowledge and Human Skill in Late Medieval Italian Thought.”

George Ovitt, English, Drexel University:
“Labor, Craftsmanships, and Technology in the Twelfth Century.”

November 17, 1984 University of Pennsylvania

Giles Constable, History, Dumbarton Oaks, Center for Byzantine Studies:
“The Aims and Contributions of Renaissance and Renewal in the Twelfth Century.”

Robert Somerville, Columbia University:
“A Critical Review of Certain Chapters of Renaissance and Renewal.”

Dale Kinney (Bryn Mawr College, Art History) and Richard Luman (Haverford College and Columbia University, Religion), discussion with principal speakers.

February 22, 1985 University of Pennsylvania

Elizabeth A. R. Brown, English Department, University of Southern California:
“Eleanor of Aquitaine Reconsidered.”

Margaret Switten, French Department, Mount Holyoke College:
“The Iconography of Troubadour Song.”

March 23, 1985 University of Pennsylvania

Grover Zinn, Religion, Oberlin College:
“Hugh of Saint Victor and Pseudo-Dionysius.”

Mandeline Caviness, Art History:
“From the Material to the Immaterial: The Arts of the Orders in the Twelfth Century.”

Thomas Waldman, History Department, University of Pennsylvania:
“Denis the Areopagite and the Abbot Suger of St. Denis.”

1985-1986 President: James Muldoon, Rutgers University-Camden

October 11-12, 1985 University of Pennsylvania

Robert Gottfried, History Department, Rutgers University:
“Plague, Public Health and Bourgeois Values in Late Medieval Europe.”

David Herlihy, History Department, Harvard University:
“Household Formation Systems of Late Medieval Italian Towns.”

Stephen Weinberger, History Department, Dickinson College:
“Bipartition and the Transformation of Provençal Society, 800-1100.”

Daniel Callahan, Department of History, University of Delaware:
“The Peace of God and the Families of the Saints.”

November 8, 1985 University of Pennsylvania

Linda Seidel, Art History, University of Chicago:
“Images of Women in Medieval Art: Reading the Evidence.”

Susan Stuard, History Department, Haverford College:
“Dowery and Dowagers or How to Get Cash on Hand.”

April 26, 1986
Lawrence Duggan, University of Delaware
“Was Art Really the ‘Book of the Illiterate’?”

Comment by Herbert L. Kessler, Johns Hopkins University

Thomas Waldman, University of Pennsylvania
“The West Façade Tympana and the Doors of St. Denis: The Lessons They Teach”


1986-1987 President: Daniel Callahan, University of Delaware

October 14-15, 1986 University of Pennsylvania
Theme: “Saeculum: the Church and the World.”

Thomas F. X. Noble, History Department, University of Virginia:
“Louis the Pious, the Papacy and the Byzantines in the ‘Second’ Iconoclastic Controversy.”

Celia Chazelle, Department of History, Princeton University:
“De laudibus sanctae cruces and the Libri Carolini.”

Lawrence Nees, Department of History, University of Delaware:
“Byzantium and Early Carolingian Art.”

December 13, 1986 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Organizer: Giles Constable, History, Institute for Advanced Study
Chairman: Frederick Russel, History Department, Rutgers University

Marcia Colish, History Department, Oberlin College, and at the Institute at Princeton:
“St. Augustine and Stoic Ethics.”

Robert Markus, History Department, Birmingham, and at the Institute at Princeton:
“St. Augustine on Asceticism and Monasticism.”

Frederick Russell, Department of History, Rutgers University:
“St. Augustine and Medieval Warfare.”

February 6-7, 1987 University of Pennsylvania

Paul Zumthor, Languages, University of Montreal:
“Poetry and Masque: Thoughts on Medieval Poetics.”

Stephen Nichols, French Department, University of Pennsylvania:
“Voices, Memory and Music in Troubador Lyric.”

Betsy Bowden, Department of English, Rutgers University-Camden:
“The Chaucer Tapes.”

March 6-7, 1987 University of Pennsylvania

J. Richard Steffy, Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Princeton:
“Trade and Technology: New Clues from Medieval Shipwrecks.”

Robert Mark, Architecture and Engineering, Texas A & M University:
“Gothic Structural Development: A New Historiography.”

William Clark, Art History, CUNY:
“Gothic Structural Development: Some Additional Notes.”

1987-1988 President: Dale Kinney, Bryn Mawr College

October 9-10, 1987 University of Pennsylvania
Organizer: Larry Duggan, History Department, University of Delaware
 
Brian Tierney, History Department, Cornell University:
“Medieval Natural Rights? Problems and Approaches.”

Caroline Walker Bynum, History Department, Columbia University:
“The Female Body and Religious Practice in the Late Middle Ages.”

Carla Weinberg, History and Italian, Philadelphia College of Art:
“The Making of a Matriarch in the Letters of Alessandro Macinghi Strozzi.”

December 5, 1987 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Organizer: Giles Constable, History, Institute of Advanced Study

Michael Hendy, Birmingham, England:
“Byzantium 1081-1204: A Reconsideration after Twenty Years.”

Carlrichard Brühl, History, Giessen, Germany:
“An Alleged Charter of Queen Ermengard of Provence for Dominicus Caremannus of Venice in 909: The Early History of Teutonicus (Deutscher).”

Peter Godman, History, Oxford:
“The Poetic Hunt: Auerbach, Literary Language and Cultural Change in Late Antiquity and in the Early Middle Ages.”

February 26-27, 1988 University of Pennsylvania

Gerhard Bowering, Religion:
“The Ascension of the Prophet in Islamic Literature.”

William C. Jordan, Department of History, Princeton University:
“Philip Augustus and the Jews.”

Barbara Kreutz, History Department, Bryn Mawr College:
“How the Pope Saved Rome and Other Tales: Italy and Arab Reality in the 9th and 10th Centuries.”

March 25-26, 1988 University of Pennsylvania

Elaine Beretz, Department of Medieval Studies, Yale University:
“A Wheel of Anti-Fortune: The Theology of the North Rose at Saint-Etienne Beauvais.”

Otto Karl Werckmeister, Department of Art History:
“The Third Abbey Church of Cluny and the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.”

Daniel Callahan, Department of History, University of Delaware:
“Pilggrimage and Sequences at St. Martial in Limoges.”

1988-1989 President: Larry Duggan, University of Delaware

December 5, 1988 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Organizer: Giles Constable, History, Institute for Advanced Study

Miri Rubin, History, Cambridge University:
“Imagining the Jew: Jews in Medieval Eucharistic Discourse.”

Anna Kartsonis, University of Washington:
“The Name of the Image after Iconoclasm.”

Jane Chance, English Department, Rice University:
“The Valorization of the Feminine in L’Epistre d’Othea, Christine de Pizan’s ‘Moralized Ovid’.”

February 3-4, 1989 University of Pennsylvania

Paul Strohm, English Department, Indiana University:
“Chaucer’s Lak of Steadfastness as Situated Discourse.”

Sheila Delaney, English Department, Simon Fraser University:
“Impolitic Bodies: A Proto-Feminist Hagiography of the Fifteenth Century.”

Stephen G. Nichols, Edmund J. Kahn Professor of Humanities, French Department, University of Pennsylvania:
“Remodeling Models: Modernism and the Middle Ages.”

Susan Crane, English Department, Rutgers University:
“History and Literature”

1989-1990 President: Thomas Losoncy, Villanova University

October 27-28, 1989 University of Pennsylvania
Presider: Carla Weinberg, History and Italian, Philadelphia College of Art

Mariateresa Fumagalli Beonio-Brocchieri, Philosophy Department, University of Milan:
“Heloise the Philosopher.”

Karen Scott, History Department, De Paul University, Chicago:
“Catherine of Siena, Apostola.”

E. Ann Matter, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania:
“Lucia Brocadelli da Narni, Political Prophet.”

December 9, 1989 The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Organizer: Giles Constable, History, Institute for Advanced Study

James Powell, History, Syracuse University:
“Economy and Society in the Kingdom of Sicily under Frederick II: Recent Perspectives.”

Jerzy Kloczowski, University of Lublin:
“The Place of East Central Europe from the Middle Ages to Modern Times: An Open Question.”  (in French)

Benjamin Arnold, History, University of Reading:
“From Consanguinity to Dynasty? A Revolution in the German Aristocratic Family in the Middle Ages.” (with slides)

February 23-24, 1990 University of Pennsylvania
Topic: “Morality in the Later Middle Ages: Theory and Practice.”
Presider: Elaine Beretz, Department of Religion, Haverford College

Adelaide Bennet Hagens, Art History, Index of Christian Art, Princeton University:
“An illustrated devotional manual written in the vernacular and for a noblewoman in the thirteenth century.”

Charles Trinkaus, History, University of Michigan, Emeritus:
“Lorenzo Valla’s critique of Aristotle’s De anima and his contrasting Trinitarian conception of human nature.”

W. David Myers, Catholic University of America and the Folger Library:
“A Clockwork Orange? The Catholic Reformation and the Well-Managed Conscience.”

March 31, 1990 Bryn Mawr College
Topic: “Liturgy, Clergy and the Arts in the Middle Ages.”
Presider: Celia Chazelle, Department of History

Anne Marie Weyl Carr, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Art History, University of Delaware:
“A Byzantine Illuminated Manuscript.”

Thomas Waldman, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania:
“The Abbey Church of Saint-Denis.”

R. Emmet McLaughlin, History Department, Villanova University:
“Parish clergy in the 13th and 14th Centuries.”

1990-1991 President: E. Ann Matter, University of Pennsylvania

November 3, 1990 University of Pennsylvania
Topic: “Fire in the Middle Ages.”

Penelope Johnson, History Department, New York University:
“Holy Asbestos: Fire in the Middle Ages.”

Michael Sells, Department of Religion, Haverford College:
“The Burning of Marguerite Porete.”

Steven Weinberger, Department of History, Dickinson College:
“Bipartition and the Transformation of Provençal Society, 800-1100.”

Virginia Roehrig Kaufmann, Fellow at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel:
“The Magdeburg Rider.”

December 1, 1990 The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Organizer: Giles Constable, History, Institute for Advanced Study

John B. Freed, History Department, Illinois State University:
“Burdens of Matrimony.”

Monica H. Green, History Department, Duke University:
“The Audiences of the Gynecological Treatises Attributed to Trotula of Salerno.”

Walter Simons, History, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton:
“Theoretical Issues in the Study of the Beguines.”

February 9, 1991, Haverford College
Presider:: Celia Chazelle, Department of History, Haverford College
Topic: “The New Historiography.”

Susan Mosher Stuard, Department of History, Haverford College:
“The Chase After Theory: Considering Medieval Women.”

Ruth Mazo Karras, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania:
“Common Women: Prostitution and Sexuality in Medieval Culture.”

Karl F. Morrison, History Department, Rutgers University-New Brunswick:
“Understanding Conversion (mainly 12th c.): My Paradigm or Yours?”

March  2, 1991 Glencairn, Bryn Athyn, Pa.
Organizer: Michael Cothren, Art History Department, Swarthmore College

Daniel Smartt, Art History Department, Swarthmore College:
“Modernism and the Moissac Portal.”

Charles Minott, Art History Department, University of Pennsylvania:
“The Dormition of the Virgin: A Window from Le Mans Cathedral and the Pursuit of a Tradition.”

Michael Cothren, Art History Department, Swarthmore College:
Tour of Glencairn with special attention to the medieval stained glass.

1991-1992 President: Donald Duclow, Gwynedd-Mercy College

October 5, 1991 Free Library of Philadelphia, PA 
Topic: “Books and Manuscripts in the Free Library Collection.”

Jeanne Krochalis, English, The Pennsylvania State University:
“Twice As Big As God: Edward IV’s Chronicle and Related Manuascripts.”

Mary Taney, History Department, Glassboro State College:
“The Meditationes vitae Christi Text: The Right One!”

Donald Duclow, Department of Philosophy, Gwynedd-Mercy College:
“The Virgin’s ‘Good Death’: Books of Hours and English Drama.”

December 7, 1991 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Organizer: Giles Constable, History, Institute for Advanced Study

Gary Macy, University of San Diego:
“Lateran IV and the Dogma of Transubstantiation.”

Katherine H. Tachau, Religion, The University of Iowa:
“The Condemnations of Autrecourt and Mirecourt: What New Research Has To Tell Us About Academic Freedom at Fourteenth-Century Paris.”

Roberto Rusconi, University of Salerno:
“Preaching Between Propaganda and Satire in Some Late Fifteenth-Century Einblattdrucke.”

Yuri L. Bessmertny, U.S.S.R. Academy of Sciences:
“Medieval Studies And Its Fate in The Soviet Era (Or: August, 1991 As Seen by a Moscow Historian).”

February 29, 1992 University of Pennsylvania
Presiding: Donald Duclow, Department of Philosophy, Gwynedd-Mercy College

Philip Krey, Theology, Lutheran Theological Seminary:
“A Comparison of the Structures of the Apocalypse Commentaries of Peter Auriol and Nicholas of Lyra.”

Kevin Brownlee, Department of Romance Languages, University of Pennsylvania:
“Commentary and the Rhetoric of Exemplarity: Griseldis as Exemplum in Petrarch, Philippe de Mézières and the Estoire.”

Elaine Hansen, English Department, Haverford College:
“’Is This a Mannes Game?’ Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde.”

April 4, 1992 Bryn Mawr College
Presider: Celia Chazelle, Department of History, Trenton State University

Raymond Cormier, French and Comparative Literature, Wilson College:
“Anticipating the Pietà: A Lament for the Young Prince Pallas in the Twelfth-Century Roman d’Eneas.”

Tina Waldeier Bizzarro, Department of Art History, Rosemont College:
“The Romanesque: Discovering Vitruvian Preeminence in its Critical History.”

Ilene H. Forsyth, Art History, University of Michigan:
“Reading Narrative Sculpture in the Romanesque Cloister.”

1992-1993 President: Celia Chazelle, Trenton State College
 
October  9-10,  1992 Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania
Organizer: Benjamin Taggie, History, Millersville University
Topic: “Medieval Monasticism.”

Richard Sullivan, History Department, (Millersville University), Michigan State University:
“Carolingian Monasticism.”

Burton Van Name Edwards, History, University of Pennsylvania Library:
“Carolingian Biblical Exegesis in the Monastic Schools.”

Daniel Callahan, Department of History, University of Delaware:
“Portrait of the Artist as a Medieval Forger: Ademar of Charbannes and His Insertions into Bede’s Expositio Actuum Apostolorum.”

December 12, 1992 The Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton
Organizer: Giles Constable, History, Institute for Advanced Study

Giles Constable, History, The Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton:
“Was there a Medieval Middle Class? Mediocres in the Middle Ages.”

Thomas Head, History Department, Washington University:
“Between God and Men: Formal Construction of Woman’s Voice in Medieval Christianity.”

Alexander Patschovsky, History, Moskau:
“The Political Impact of Heresy and its Persecution in Late Medieval Bohemia.”

February 13, 1993 University of Pennsylvania
Organizer: Ann Matter, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Christopher Baswell, Professor of English, Barnard College:

Joyce Lionarons, English Department, Ursinus College:
“Beowulf: Myth and Monsters.”

Edward Irving, English Department, University of Pennsylvania:
“Old English Riddles.”

March 27, 1993 Germantown Lutheran Theological Seminary
Speakers included:
Elaine C. Block, Hunter College
“Wooden Wives and Vixens: Images of Women on Medieval Misericords”

1993-1994 President: Frederick H. Russell, Rutgers University
 
October 9, 1993 University of Pennsylvania
Organizer: Tina Waldeier Bizzarro, Department of Art History, Rosemont College

John Hine Mundy, History, Professor Emeritus – Columbia University:
“War and the Western European Town.”

Dale Kinney, Department of Art History, Bryn Mawr College:
“Making Mute Stones Speak: Spolia in Medieval Rome.”

Bernard Reilly, Professor Emeritus, History Department, Villanova University:
“What Spain? The Historians’ Vision in Medieval Iberia Before 1300.”

December 4, 1993 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Organizer: Giles Constable, History, Institute for Advanced Study
Topic: “The Sacred and the Profane.”

Knut Nörr, University of Tübingen:
“Law and Religion: On Three Intersecting Points in the Law of the Medieval Church.”

Ruth Mazo Karras, History Department, Temple University:
“Medieval Transvestites – Secular.”

Paul Szarmach, English Department, SUNY at Binghamton:
“Medieval Transvestites – Saintly.”

John Van Engen, History Department, Notre Dame University:
“Studying Scripture in the Early University.”

February 5, 1994 Trenton State College
Organizer: Adam Knobler, History Department, Trenton State College

Thomas Allen, Trenton State College:
“Frontiers and Communication.”

(Stephen Bensch, Department of History, Swarthmore College:
“Medieval Spain.”)

Ellen Ross, Swarthmore College:
“Religious Studies.”

Sue Brotherton

March 19, 1994 University of Pennsylvania
Organizer: Maureen Pelta, Moore College of Art and Design

Maureen Pelta, Art History Department, Moore College of Art and Design:
“Del modo, hordine & la proprieta: The Influence of Classical Rhetoric on the Development of Visual Genera in Renaissance Florence.”

James Muldoon, Department of History, Rutgers University of Camden:
“Modern Survivals of Medieval Legal Thought.”

Ronald Witt, Duke University:
“Rhetoric in Early Renaissance – Law and Lawyers.”

1994-1995 President: Philip D. Krey, Lutheran Theological Seminary

October 1, 1994 University of Pennsylvania
Organizer: E. Ann Matter, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Harvey Stahl, Art History Department, University of California, Berkeley:
“Bathsheba and the Kings: Fictions of the Body in Thirteenth-Century France.”

Olivia Remie Constable, History Department, Columbia University:
“From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic: Shifts in Iberian Commerce and Commodities.”

Stanley Chodorow, History, University of Pennsylvania:
“The English Church and Papacy after Becket.”

December 10, 1994 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Organizer: Giles Constable, History, Institute for Advanced Study

Anne Clark, University of Vermont:
“Women’s Piety and the Cult of the Virgin in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries.”

Frans van Liere, Religion, Institute for Advanced Study:
“The Jewish Sources for the Biblical Commentaries of Andrew of St. Victor.”

Neithard Bulst, History, University of Bielefeld, Germany:
“Social and Religious Attitudes towards Plague.”

February 11, 1995 Rosemont College
Organizer: Philip D. Krey, Theology, Lutheran Theological Seminary

Bernard McGinn, Religion, University of Chicago:
“The Abyss of Love in Women Mystics of the Thirteenth Century.”

Dorothy M. Shepard, Department of Art History, Pratt Institute:
“Illumination Lost from the Lambeth Bible: Song of Solomon, Judith and Tobit.”

Alexandra Cuffel, New York University:
“A Most Evil Matter: Menstruation and the Godhead in Medieval Jewish Mysticism.”

April 8, 1995 University of the Arts
Organizer: Joyce Tally Lionarons, Department of English, Ursinus College

Phillip Pulsiano, Department of English, Villanova University:
“Benjamin Thorpe and the Editing of Old English.”

Edward R. Haymes, German Department, Cleveland State University:
“Reading Fossils: Oral Poetry and the Germanic Heldenlied.”

William Diebold, Art History Department, Reed College:
“’And in Such a Way the Work of Art Brought Death to its Maker’: Some Carolingian Fears about Images.”

Charles A. Minott, Department of Art History, University of Pennsylvania:
“A Stained Glass Panel of the Madonna in the Cloisters Museum and the Master of the Housebook.”

1995-1996 President: Joyce T. Lionarons, Ursinus College

October 21, 1995 University of Pennsylvania
Organizer: Thomas Waldman, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania

Derk Visser, History Department, Ursinus College:
“Rewriting the Utopian Metaphor: Biblical, Liturgical, and Iconographic Antecedents for Christine de Pizan’s Body as Building Blocks.”

Stephen Weinberger, Department of History, Dickinson College:
“Monks, Aristocrats, and Power in the Eleventh Century.”

Paul Brand, History, Institute for Historical Research, London:
“Life in the Medieval Courtroom: Lawyers, Judges, and Litigants in the English Royal Courts, ca. 1300.”

December 9, 1995 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Host: Giles Constable, History, Institute for Advanced Study

Genevra Kornbluth, Art History, Youngstown University:
“Dice and Divination: Merovingian Uses of Gemstones.”

Hubertus Lutterbach, Institute for Advanced Study:
“Holy Mass and Holy Communion in Medieval Penitentials.”

Christiane Klapisch-Zuber, CNRS, Paris:
“Changes in Marriage Rituals in Tuscany in the Fifteenth Century.”

February 10, 1996 Temple University

March 30, 1996 Rutgers University-Camden
Host: Betsy Bowden

Lawrence Duggan, University of Delaware
“‘For Force is not of God’? Compulsion and Conversion to Christianity from Yahweh to Charlemagne”

Leslie French, Research Group for Manuscript Evidence
“The Philosophy of Boethius’ De Institutione Arithmetica”

Kelly DeVries, Loyola University, Baltimore
“Early Gunpowder Weapons: Evolutionary or Revolutionary?”


1996-1997 President: Tina Waldeier Bizzarro, Rosemont College

September 21, 1996, Rosemont College
Organizer: Tina Waldeier Bizzarro, Rosemont College

C. Edison Armi, University of California, Santa Cruz
“The Restoration of Romanesque Art in Burgundy: Preservation or Destruction?”

Stephen Bensch, Swarthmore College
“Early Catalan and Genoese Penetration of the Maghrib”

Toni Pila Esposito, University of Pennsylvania
“Canons of What and Canons of How: Persistence and Resistance in Hispanic Philology”

December 7, 1996 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Organizer: Giles Constable, History, Institute for Advanced Study

James Trilling, Providence, Rhode Island:
“Hagia Sophia through Byzantine Eyes.”

Hagith Sivan, University of Kansas:
“The body of the sinner, the prince of piety: Women, violence, and public in Late Antiquity.”

Walter Prevenier, History, University of Ghent:
“Interpreting the discourses on violence on women in fifteenth-century France and the Burgundian Netherlands.”

February 22, 1997 University of Pennsylvania
Organizer: Thomas G. Waldman, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania

Adam Knobler, History Department, The College of New Jersey:
“Medieval Traditions/Medievalism’s Inventions: The Recovery of Jerusalem and Byzantium in Modern Political and Popular Culture.”

Nancy Sevcenko, Art History Department, Princeton University:
“Byzantine Vita Icons and the Painter as Hagiographer.”

Giuseppe Mazzotta, Italian Studies, Yale University:
“The Language of Treachery in Dante’s ‘Lower Hell’ (Inferno 31-33).”

April 5, 1997, Ursinus College
Organizer: Joyce T. Lionarons, Ursinus College

Mary Blockley, University of Texas
“The Irresistable Force, the Immoveable Object, and the Dictionary of Old English”

T. A. Shippey, St. Louis University
“Tribal Wars and Modern Politics: The Early Reception of Beowulf”

Bert S. Hall, University of Toronto
“Firearms and the Death of Knighthood: New Light on Warriors and Technivians at the End of the Middle Ages”

1997-1998 President: Adam Knobler, College of New Jersey

October 18, 1997 University of Pennsylvania
Organizer: Adam Knobler, History Department, The College of New Jersey
Hosts: Thomas Waldman (History) and Laura Blanchard, University of Pennsylvania
Topic: “Voices from the East.”

Lynn Jones, Independent Scholar, History, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania:
“Power and Piety in 10th-century Armenia: the Church of the Holy Cross at Aghtamar.”

Shaun Marmon, Dept. of Religion, Princeton University:
“Intercession, Mercy and Honor in Mamlûk Egypt.”

Ida Sinkevic, Dept. of Art History, Lafayette College:

December 13, 1997 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Organizer and Host: Giles Constable, History, Institute for Advanced Study

Bernard Bachrach, University of Minnesota:
“The Carolingians at War: Some Observations on the Military Demography of Charlemagne’s Armies.”

Carol Neuman de Vegvar, Ohio Wesleyan University:
“Drinking Horns and Social Discourse in the Early Medieval British Isles.”

Benjamin Kedar, History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem:
“Latin and Oriental Christians in the Frankish Levant.”

January 24, 1998 Temple University, Center City Campus
Organizer:  Philip D. Krey, Lutheran Theological Seminary
Host:  Ruth Mazo Karras, Temple University

Karlfried Froelich, Princeton Theological Seminary
“Makers and Takers: The Shaping of the Biblical Glossa ordinaria”

Philip D. Krey, Lutheran Theological Seminary
“The Law and the Jews in Nicholas of Lyra’s Roman’s Commentary”

Rita Copeland, University of Minnesota
“Intellectuals and Prison Writing in the Late Middle Ages”

March 14, 1998 Rosemont College
Organizer: Ruth Mazo Karras, Department of History, Temple University
Host: Tina Waldeier Bizzarro, Department of Art History, Rosemont College

Paul Freedman, History Department, Yale University:
“Why Are There So Few Peasant Saints in the Middle Ages?”

Larry Scanlon, English Department, Rutgers University:
“Purity and Sexuality: The Sodom Story from Ambrose to Peter Damian.”

Kathrin Smith, Art History Department, Temple University:
“Mere Child’s Play? Context and Meaning of the Infancy Miracles in the Nevill of Hornby Hours.”

1998-1999 President: Ruth Mazo Karras, Temple University

October 1998 Philadelphia
CARA Conference, Sheraton Hotel in University City
Organizer and Chairperson: Ruth Mazo Karras, History Department, Temple University

Panel Discussion about the History of the DVMA:
Thomas Waldman, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania
Dale Kinney, Department of Art History, Bryn Mawr College
Stephen Weinberger, History Department, Dickinson College

Followed by a Tour of Bryn Athyn with Michael Cothren, Art History Department, Swarthmore College

December 12, 1998 Institute for Advanced Study
Organizer: Giles Constable, History, Institute for Advanced Study

Frederick Paxton, History, Connecticut College:
“Communities of the Living and the Dead in Late Antiquity: the Early Medieval West.”

Cynthia Robinson, Institute for Advanced Study:
“Visualizing the Ineffable: Fragmentation, Atomism and the Aljaferia.”

Paul Rorem, Religion, Princeton Theological Seminary:
“Eriugena’s Augustinian Comments on the Dionysian Celestial Hierarchy.”

January 30, 1999 Bryn Mawr College
Organizer and Host: Dale Kinney, Department of Art History, Bryn Mawr College

Grace M. Armstrong, Dept. of French, Bryn Mawr College:
“Looking for Authority: Family Matters in Dhuoda and Marie de France.”

Maud Burnett McInerney, Dept. of English, Haverford College:
“Lancelot, the Gaze and Authorial Desire in Mallory’s Morte d’Arthur.”

Ann Matter, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania:
“Theology and Cosmology in Hildegard’s Visions and Paintings.”

April 24, 1999, University of Pennsylvania
Organizers: Thomas Waldman, Joyce T. Lionarons

Sarah l. Higley, University of Rochester
“The Wanton Hand: Reading and Researching into Grammar and Bodies in the Old English Riddle 12”

Richard Pfaff, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
“The Eawine Psalter and The Eadwine Salter: Collaborative Scholarship on an Enigmatic Codex”

Joyce Lionarons, Ursinus College
“Textual Appropriation and Scribal (Re)performance in a Composite Homily: The Case of Wulfstan’s DeTemporibus Antichristi”


1999-2000 President: James M. Dean, University of Delaware

October 16, 1999  University of Delaware
Organizer & Host:  James Dean, University of Delaware

Erica Gelser, University of Pennsylvania
“The Continuity of the Northern German Beguines:  A Case Study of Coesfeld”

John M. Hill, Naval Academy
“Lordship and the Anglo-Saxon Warrior Ethic:  Enlarged Dominion, Diminished Freedom”

Hoyt Duggan, University of Virginia
“From Vellum to Video:  Editing Piers Plowman in an Electronic Age”

December 4, 1999 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Organizer and Host: Giles Constable, History, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

C. Stephen Jaeger, German Department, University of Washington:
“Alcuin and the Music of Friendship.”

Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Fordham University:
“Virginity and its Literatures in 12th & 13th Century England.”

Valerie Flint, History, University of Hull:
“The Hereford Map and the Laity.”

February 5, 2000, University of Pennsylvania
A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the DVMA in Honor of Edward Peters
Organizer: Thomas Waldman, University of Pennsylvania

Joel Kaye, Barnard College
“Evolving Models of Equilibrium in Medieval Thought 1250-1370”

Richard Newhauser, Trinity University
“Curiosity’s Fall: The Miller’s Tale and Anti-Intellectualism”

Panel Discussion
AEATAS EDWARDI:  EDWARD PETERS, THE DVMA, AND MEDIEVAL STUDIES
Chair:  James Muldoon, Department of History, Rutgers University
William Chester Jordan, Department of History Princeton University
Ruth Karras, Department of History, Temple University
Daler Kinney, Department of Art History, Bryn Mawr College
E. Ann Matter, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Lawrence Nees, Department of Art History, University of Delaware

April 8, 2000 Haverford College
Organizer: James M. Dean, English Department, University of Delaware

Rebecca Winer, History Department, Villanova University:
“’It is only right and fitting that a widowed mother raise her child’: Widows, orphans and ideals of motherhood in thirteenth-century Perpignan.”
 
Kristine Rabberman, History Department, University of Pennsylvania:
“Marriage Patterns in a Medieval Diocese: Settlement Patterns and Cultural Assimilation in Late Medieval Hereford.”

Roberta Frank, English Department, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto:
”On Viking Heads: Hats that Matter.”

2000-2001 President: Carla P. Weinberg, The University of the Arts

October 21, 2000 University of Pennsylvania
Organizer: Thomas Waldman, History Department, University of Pennsylvania
Topic: “France and the Crusades.”

Thomas Waldman, History Department, University of Pennsylvania:
“Saint-Denis and the Crusades.”

Daniel Weiss, Art History Department, The Johns Hopkins University:
“Old Testament Images and Crusader Narratives: Art and the Court of Louis IX.”

William C. Jordan, Department of History, Princeton University:
“The ‘Rituals’ of Departure for Crusade in Thirteenth-Century France.”

December 2, 2000 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Organizer: Giles Constable, History, Institute for Advanced Study

Charles Radding, History, Michigan State University:
“Alberic of Monte Cassino and the Berengarian Controversy.”

Constant Mews, History, Monash University:
“The Council of Sens (1141): Abelard, Bernard, and the Political Context.”

Christopher Baswell, University of California, Los Angeles:
“Aeneas in 1381.”

February 10, 2001 Bryn Mawr College
Organizer: Mark Darby, History, Temple University Library
Topic: “Studying Illuminated Manuscripts.”

Celia Chazelle, Department of History, College of New Jersey:
“Wearmouth-Jarrow, Rome and the Codex Amiatinus.”

Cynthia Hahn, Art History Department, Florida State University:
“Word and Image: The Narratives of Matthew Paris.”

William Noel, Art History, Walters Art Gallery:
“Archimedes MS at the Walters.”

April 21, 2001 University of Pennsylvania
Organizer: Ann Matter, Department of Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Topic: “Studying the Culture of the High Middle Ages.”

Kimberly LoPrete, Department of History, National University of Ireland, Galway:
“Gendering Lordly Women and their Political Powers across the Medieval / Modern Divide.”

Elaine Beretz, History, Bryn Mawr College:
“Of Pious Donations and Sacramental Monopolies: Funding the Reconstruction of Saint-Étienne, Beauvais, c. 1090 – c. 1220.”

Pamela Sheingorn, Art History, Graduate Center, City University of New York:
“The Cultural Work of the Childhood of Jesus.”

2001-2002 President: Mark Darby, Temple University Library

October 6, 2001, University of Pennsylvania
Organizer: David Wallace, English Department, University of Pennsylvania
Topic: “Economics, Disease, and Social Class in Fourteenth-Century England.”

Emily Steiner, English Department, University of Pennsylvania:
“Universal History and the Making of Social Class in Medieval England.”

Bryon Lee Grigsby, English Department, Centenary College:
“Unsexing Leprosy in the English Middle Ages.”

D. Vance Smith, English Department, Princeton University:
“Social Distinction, Economics, and ‘Piers Plowman.’”

December 1, 2001 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Organizer: Giles Constable, History, Institute for Advanced Study

Roger Reynolds, History, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto:
“The Liturgy of Rome in the Eleventh Century: Past Research and Future Opportunities.”
Alan Bernstein, History, University of Arizona:
“William of Auvergne and the Cathars.”

Matthew Strickland, University of Glasgow:
“Treason, Feud and the Growth of State Violence: Edward I and the ‘War of the Earl of Carrick (Robert Bruce)’, 1306-7.”

February 16, 2002 Bryn Mawr College
Organizer: Elaine Beretz, Center for Visual Culture, and Michael Powell, Department of History, Bryn Mawr College
Host: Michael Powell, Department of History, Bryn Mawr College:
Topic: “Crises of Status, Crises of Identity in the Medieval Mediterranean.”

Charles Brand, History, Bryn Mawr College (emeritus):
“Slavery in Byzantium.”

James Muldoon, History, Brown University:
“How a Medieval Florentine Family Almost Became Kings of Ireland.”

Carla Weinberg, History and Italian, University of the Arts:
“Slavery and Christian Malaise in Italy during the Middle Ages.”

April 20, 2002, Centenary College, Hackettstown, NJ
Host and Organizer: Bryon L. Grigsby, English Department, Centenary College
Topic: “Masculinity and Chivalry.”

Edward James, History, University of Reading and Rutgers University:
“Maculinity in Gregory of Tours.”

Ruth Mazo Karras, Department of History, University of Minnesota:
“Male Bonding: Knights, Ladies, and the Proving of Manhood in the Later Middle Ages.”

Allen Frantzen, English Department, Loyola University:
“Shaping Up Chivalry: Men Muscle, and the Middle Ages in World War I.”

Also featured: An Exhibition of Arms and Armor, On Loan from the Newark Museum, and a Play: Herod the Great, directed by Carolyn Coulson-Grigsby

2002-2003 President: Sibylle Jefferis

September 21, 2002 University of Pennsylvania
Host: Thomas Waldman, History Dept. and External Affairs, University of Pennsylvania
Organizer and Presider: Sibylle Jefferis
Topic: “Literature, Images, and Folk Medicine.”

Albrecht Classen, Dept. of German Studies, University of Arizona-Tucson:
“Violence to Women’s Rights, and Their Defenders in Medieval German Literature.”

James A. Rushing, Jr., Dept. of German and Russian, Rutgers University-Camden:
“The Aeneid in the Visual Arts: Images at the Interface.”

Francis B. Brévart, Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania:
“Between Magic and Medicine: Wonder Drugs in Medieval German Medical Literature.”

December 7, 2002 Saint Joseph’s University
Host, Organizer, and Presider: Kristin Burr, Dept. of French, Saint Joseph’s University
Topic: “Gender in Perspective: Chivalry, Marriage, Sainthood.”

Shawn Madison Krahmer, Dept. of Religion, Saint Joseph’s University:
“Redemptive Suffering: The Life of Alice of Schaerbeek in a Contemporary Context.”

Susan Mosher Stuard, Dept. of History, Haverford College:
“Marriage Gifts and Fashion Mischief.”

Norris J. Lacy, Dept. of French, Penn State University:
“Names, Gender, and Identity: The Knight with Two Swords.”

February 15, 2003 Rosemont College
Host: Erlis Glass Wickersham, Dept. of German, Rosemont College
Organizers and Presiders: Erlis Glass Wickersham, Dorothy M. Shepard, and Sibylle Jefferis
Topic: “Medieval Representations of Culture.”

John Wickersham, Classics Dept., Ursinus College:
“The Medieval Music of the Carmina Burana.”

Heidi Kaufmann, Independent Scholar of Art History, Princeton, NJ:
“The ‘new spirituality’ in the miniatures of the mid-13th century Mainz Gospels and the Franciscans in Mainz.”

William J. Connell, History Dept., Seton Hall University, and Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
“Meaning, Misogyny, and the Lombard Nobility in The Book of the Courtier.”

April 5, 2003 Villanova University
Host, Organizer, and Presider: Rebecca Winer, Dept. of History, Villanova University
Topic: “Cartographies of Power.”

Michael Powell, Dept. of History, Bryn Mawr College:
“Sacralizing Liminal Space in Lyon.”

Daniel Smail, Dept. of History, Fordham University:
“From Verbal to Graphic Maps: The Case of Late Medieval Marseille.”

Stephen Bensch, Dept. of History, Swarthmore College:
“Relocating Boundaries after the Millennium: The Formation of County Identity in Eastern Iberia.”

2003-2004 President:  Rebecca Winer

October 11, 2003 University Pennsylvania
Organizer and Presider: Rebecca Winer, Villanova University
Topic: “Thinking about Genre”

Ljiljana Milojevic, Rowan University
“History and Fiction in Peninsular Historiography: The Last Days of Visigothic Kingdom.”

Richard Moll, Villanova University:
“Havelock the Dane in History and Romance.”

James Dean, University of Delaware
“The Middle English Adam Books.”

December 13 2003 Princeton University
Organizer: Anne-Marie Bouche, Princeton University
Topic:  “Medieval Art and Society”

Colum Hourihane, Index for Christian Art
“The Early Psalms and Their Influence on Irish Crosses.”

Warren Woodfin, Princeton University
“The Patriarch’s New Clothes: Ecclesiastical and Imperial Vestments and the Iconography of Authority in Late Byzantium.”

Beverly Kienzle, Harvard Divinity School
“Imaging Salvation History in Hildegard of Bingen’s  Expositiones evangeliorum et altera opera.”

February 22, 2004 Villanova University
Co-Sponsor:  Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Host, Organizer and Presider: Rebecca Winer
Topic: "Jews and Christians – Conflicting Images”

April 17, 2004 at Temple University
Co-Organizer and Presider: Rebecca Winer
Topic: "Gender and Desire in Medieval Culture"

2004-2005
October 9, 2004 @ University of Pennsylvania (The Carriage House)
Topic: Performance
Speakers:
- Robert Barrett (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), “Mobile Meaning and Processional Performance in the Chester Whitsun Plays”
    - Emma Dillon (University of Pennsylvania), “The Charivari in the Roman de Fauvel”
- Chara Armon (Independent Scholar), “Praises in the Piazza: Fifteenth-century Franciscans and the Cult of St. Joseph”


December 11, 2004 @ Princeton Theological Seminary
Topic: Manuscripts
Speakers:
- Keith Busby (University of Wisconsin-Madison), "Lays, Language, and the Missing Link: Shrewsbury School, MS. 7"
- Sara S. Poor (Princeton University), "The Countess, the Abbess, and Their Books: Patterns of Transmission in a Fifteenth-Century German Family"
- Teresa K. Nevins (University of Delaware), "Illustration, Exegesis or Political Statement? Some Observations about the Miniatures of the Valenciennes Apocalypse"


 

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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