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


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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