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Medieval Studies Graduate Student Conference: Structures of Power

Keynote Speakers: Thomas Bisson, Professor of Medieval History, Emeritus, at Harvard University, and Stephen Murray, Professor of Medieval Art History at Columbia University.

Location: East Pyne 010

Date/Time: 04/14/12 at 09:30 am - 04/14/12 at 5:00 pm

Continental Breakfast  9:00 - 9:30           
Thomas Bisson (Profesor of Medieval History, Emeritus, Harvard University)
Robert of Torigni, Abbot of Le Mont Saint-Michel (1154-1186): his Experience of Power
 Session I : Structures of Inclusion and Exclusion    10:30 – 12:15
 Andrew Fleming (Oxford University)
            ‘How Did Laypeople View Their Bishops? Perceptions of Sainthood and Episcopal Power in Thirteenth Century Hereford"
 Thomas Boeve (Princeton University)
            Why Didn't Heretics Understand That They Were Wrong?       
Sarah Ifft (Yale University)
            Women, Money and Property in the Jewish Community of Barcelona

Rowan Dorin (Harvard University) Expelling Usurers in Late Medieval Europe
Lunch  (provided)  12:15 – 1:30           
1:30 – 2:20
Stephen Murray (Professor of Medieval Art, Columbia University)           
            Gothic: A Structure of Power?
Session II : Edifice Rex : the architecture of church and state           
2:20 – 3:10
Maeve O'Donnell-Morales (Hunter College)
            The Sainte-Chapelle: An Expression of Blanche of Castile’s Power as Queen Mother and Regent
Jaqueline Sturm (Princeton University)
            Constantine, the Lateran, and Figures of Silver
Coffee break    3:10 – 3:30
Session III  3:30 – 5:15   Strategies of Royal Power
Antonio Zaldivar (University of California, Los Angeles)
            Defiance in the Vernacular: Code-Switching Strategies in the Crown of Aragon’s Thirteenth-Century Chancery
David Lennington (Princeton University)
            Offa's Dīnār and the Geography of Poetics: Circulation and Immortality
Hadi Jorati (Yale University) 
            King, Caliph, and Sultan : Sources of Legitimacy of Political Rule in Medieval Islam           
Philippa Byrne (Oxford University)
            The paradox of pardon: Seneca, Walter Map, and the undermining of the Capetian state
Reception 5:15    a light reception with kingship-inspired cocktails will be served

This conference is generously sponsored by:
Center for Human Values, Center for the Humanities, Center for the Study of Religion, Davis Center for Historical Studies, Department of Art and Archaeology, Department of English, Department of French and Italian, Department of History, Program in Medieval Studies

Conference Organizers:
Jenna Phillips & Rebecca Johnson

Category: Conference

Department: Co-sponsored events