September 27 @ University of Pennsylvania, University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Organizer: Lawrence Nees, University of Delaware


Richard Hodges (Williams Director, University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania), "Rethinking S. Vincenzo al Volturno and the Plan of St. Gall”


Alan Gaylord (Winkley Professor of English, emeritus, Dartmouth College; Senior Scholar, English, Princeton University; Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania), "Medieval Literature and Medieval Readers: Performed Out Loud or Imagined by Single Readers?"


December 13  @ Princeton University
Organizer:  Lawrence Nees, University of Delaware


Julia Smith (University of Glasgow; visiting member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton), "Rulers and Relics in the Early Middle Ages"


Erik Thun? (Rutgers University), "The Early Medieval Apse: Observations on Liturgy and Reception"


Mary Morse (Rider University), "Julitta and Quiricus: Childbirth Protectors in Medieval English Manuscripts and Devotional Traditions"


February 11 @ Rider University
Topic: The Hidden and Revealed in Medieval and Early Modern Culture


Linda Carreiro (University of Calgary), "Revealing the Anatomical Body: Inscriptions within Early Modern Dissection Culture"


Timothy McCall (Villanova University), "The Signore Hidden and Revealed: the Coretto of Pier Maria Rossi of Parma"


Joseph Salvatore Ackley (New York University), "Increasingly Improper: 13th and 14th Century Manuscript Illuminations of Biblical Sodomite"


Matthew Boyd Goldie (Rider University), "The Global South of Medieval Maps"


Dominick Finello (Rider University), Cultural Landscapes and Esthetic Norms in the Quijote"


Geoffrey Shamos ( University of Pennsylvania), "A Crucial Divide: Visions of Zechariah in the Hortus Deliciarum, fols. 64v. and 65r"


Nick Welding (Georgia State University), "Unmasking the World: Galileo and Authorship"


Laura Levine (New York University), "Magic and Counter-magic: Spectacles of Visibility"


Robert J. Dobie (LaSalle University), "The Hidden and the Revealed in Medieval Philosophy"


Keynote Ingrid Rowland (Notre Dame's School of Architecture in Rome), "The Secret World of Athanasius Kircher"




April 19 @ The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
Organizer:  Lynn Ransom, University of Pennsylvania


David Reynolds (Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University), The Roman de la Rose Digital Library


Stephen Nichols (Johns Hopkins University), Digital Humanities: New Challenges


Giles Constable (Institute for Advanced Study), Cluny and Rome


Martha Easton (Bryn Mawr College), Nudity and Dress in the Belles Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry


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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