Meetings held in 2010-2011
April 9 @ Temple University Topic: Performing Medieval Women
Organizer: Montserrat Piera (Temple University)
• Margaret Schaus (Haverford College), "When Adam Delved and Eve Span": Taking Account of Women and Gender”
• Jessica Van Oort (Temple University), “The Wound of the Left Foot”: Agnes Blannbekin’s Theory and Practice of Sacred Performance and Dance”
• Ruth Mazo Karras (University of Minnesota), “Why did Medieval Women Want to Get Married?”
• Geoffrey Gust (Temple University), "Performing the Middle Ages: Cinematic Frames, Gender Games, and the Theater of Medieval Studies"
Feb. 26 @ Rutgers University Topic: From England to Byzantium: Geography, Manuscripts and Architecture in the Middle Ages
Organizer: Erik Thuno
Speakers: • Matthew Goldie (Rider University), “England’s Insularity in the Late Middle Ages: Theoretical and Material Geographies” • Robert Maxwell (University of Pennsylvania), "Illuminating Absence: Signatures and Signs on Romanesque Charters" • Jeanette Patterson (Johns Hopkins University), "Stolen Scriptures: The Wartime Politics of Owning the Bible Historiale" (Winner of the Graduate Student Paper Award) • Jelena Trkulja (Princeton University), “Hidden Revelations: Semiotics of Byzantine Architecture”
December 11 @ Princeton University Topic: Contemplation, Image and History in the Middle Ages Organizer: Colum P. Hourihane, Princeton University Speakers: • Lynn Ransom (Lawrence J. Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts), "The Stein Quadriptych and the Pictorial Vita Christi Tradition in the Late Middle Ages" • Don C. Skemer (Princeton University), "English Genealogical Chronicle Rolls and their Readers" • Constance Bouchard (University of Akron), "The Twelfth Century Contemplates Its Merovingian Past" • Karl Morrison (Rutgers University), " ‘The image of God is one thing; what is contemplated in the image is another': Paradoxes of Art and the Self" • Katrin Kogman-Appel (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev), "Women with Books in Medieval Jewish Art: Female Education and (Il)literacy from Cairo to Worms" • Michael Curschmann (Princeton University), "Integrating Anselm: Pictures, Inscriptions and Music in a 12th-Century Manuscript of His Prayers and Meditations" September 11 @ Free Library of Philadelphia Topic: Transmedieval Techne Organizer: Kathleen Biddick, Temple University Speakers:
Larry Scanlon (English-Rutgers), "The Premodern Real"
Kathleen E. Kennedy (English- PSU Brandywine), "Transmedieval IT: The Law"
Margaret Mullett (Director of Byzantine Studies-Dumbarton Oaks), "A Life of Bliss: Positioning Byzantine Studies in the 21st Century"
Catherine Conybeare (Classics-Bryn Mawr), "Postmodern Positivism: On Techne & Text Editing"