We have a very impressive presence at the Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo this year. Please join us in supporting and congratulating such an impressive range of research by UMN professors and students.
The following sessions are sponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies:
--Session 428, “Globalizing the Middle Ages I: What Have We Done So Far and Where Should We Go Next?” (A roundtable).
--Session 485, “Globalizing the Middle Ages II: Mapping the Medieval World,” includes a paper by Maggie Ragnow from the James Ford Bell Library on “Mapping Asia: Perspectives from East and West.”
--Sesson 542, “Globalizing the Middle Ages III: Ghazni, Tabriz, and Samarkand: Sounds and Images from Western and Central Asia,” includes papers by Iraj Bashiri on “Divine and Personal Will in the Thought of Nasir-I Khusrau” and Gabriela Currie on “Imagining Sound in Ilkhanid and Timurid Miniatures.”
Other UMN students and faculty present:
--Session 155, “Law and Life in Occitania: Considering the Costuma d’Agen in Its Contexts” (A roundtable) features Professor Ron Akehurst.
--Session 318, features Professor Akehurst’s paper “Before the South of France Was the pays de Droit Ecrit.”
--Session 344, Diane Anderson will present "Walahfrid Strabo and Hellen Waddell: Re-editing a Queer Icon."
--Session 522, Professor Bernard Bachrach’s “Some Observations on the Merovingian Economy.”
--Session 29, Steve Bivans will present “Viking Warfare in the Ninth Century: The Contributions of the Annales Xantenses and Annales Vedastini.”
--Session 612, Mary Frances Brown’s “The Lyric Encyclopedia: Courtly Song and Fromal Innovation in Matfre Ermengaud’s Breviari d’Amor.”
--Session 264, Erik Carlson will read “Drinking, Speaking, and Acting in Beowulf.”
--Session 291, Ashley Deering "Saving Faith in Languedoc: The Dominican Practice of Medieval "Doctors of Souls."
--Session 282, Philip Grace presents “Motive, Means, and Opportunity: Fathers in Late Medieval Didactic Treatises.”
--Session 391, Elissa Hansen and Lindsay Craig will present, respectively “The ‘Pilgrim Way’: Travel, Ecclesiastical Authority, and Regional Identity in Two Eighth-Century Hagiographies” and “By the Saints and by the Book: Invocations, Implications, and Transmission in Roman de la Rose.”
--Session 457, Jeff Hartman, “Depending on the Utlands: Food and Famine in Fourteenth-Century Iceland.”
--Session 379, Professor Ruth Karras presents “Servanthood and Age at Marriage in England and France.”
--Session 157, Mollie Madden reads “Army Finance: The Accounts of John Henxteworth for 1355-1356.”
--Session 244, Professor Stephen Martin participates in "The Place of Digital Work in Medieval Studies: Where are we Now, Where are We Going?" (a panel discussion)
--Session 291, Professor Stephen Martin reads "Imagining Love and the Middle Ages in Modern Editions of _Aucassin et Nicolete_."
--Session 31, Adam Oberlin presents “’Translating’ Tristan: Hakon Hakonarson’s Norway and the Possibilities of Translatio.”
--Session 344. Stephanie Van D'Elden reads "Deception as Translation: Examples from the Tristan Romance."
--Session 533, Tiffany Vann Sprecher, “’You will be called priest of the Lord’” A Model Sermon by Jacques de Vitry.”
This is not even to mention those who are organizing or presiding over sessions, or the vast number of UMN alumni who have moved on to other places who are presenting this year. We have good reason to be proud.