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February 22, 2011

Mediterranean Identity Conference April 7-9, 2011

"Identity in the Mediterranean World: From the Middle Ages to Today" was an extremely successful conference, with presentations by distinguished faculty from around the country, as well as up-and-coming recent Ph.D.s and current University of Minnesota graduate students. Visit http://ias.umn.edu/2011/04/07/identity-in-the-mediterranean-world-from-the-middle-ages-to-today/ to watch the sessions or download audio recordings.

I Am Number Trivia - 2/21/2011

The four humors aside, the stars also had a major influence over the human body according to theories of medieval medicine. If a patient complained of pain in the kidneys, what constellation's baleful influence would be indicated?

Randomly chosen from several correct respondents, Nico Parmley was the winner of last week's trivia challenge! Tribonian was made quaestor sacri palatii in the year 530 and was one of the commissioners responsible for compiling the Corpus Juris Civilis under the Emperor Justinian.

Please send trivia responses by email to umn.cms.trivia@gmail.com. Also feel free to send ideas for future trivia questions.