Friday, October 25, 2013


Welcome and the C. Warren Hollister Memorial Lecture

Presiding: William North, Carleton College

'Mores tuos fabricae loquuntur'. Building activity and the rhetoric of power in Ostrogothic Italy

Maria Cristina La Rocca, Università degli Studi di Padova

1:15-1:30 break


Session 1: England’s Troubles in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries

Chair: Tracey-Anne Cooper, St. John’s University

The Bishop’s Authority: The Legal Rhetoric of Wulfstan’s So-Called Peace of Edward and Guthrum

Jay Paul Gates, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

A Franco-Danish Marriage and the Plot against England

T. Heebøll-Holm, The Saxo-Institute, University of Copenhagen

2:30-3:00 coffee


Session 2: Texts and Identity in the Early Middle Ages

Chair: Austin Mason, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Sanctity and Authority in Bede’s Saints’ Lives

Sally Shockro, Merrimack College

Hypothetical Slave in Constantinople: Amalarius’s Liber Officialis and the Mediterranean Slave Trade
Shane Bobrycki, Harvard University

The Matrix of Bede’s Old Testament Exegesis: The Commentary on First Samuel
Scott DeGregorio, University of Michigan, Dearborn

4:30-4:45 break


Session 3: Rethinking Authority, Politics and Conquest
Chair: Richard P. Abels, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis

Regionality and conquest: revisiting the Norman Conquest of the North
Aleksandra McClain, University of York

Politics, Sex and Violence in the Borders of the Bayeux Tapestry

Howard Clarke, University College, Dublin (Emeritus)

Bertrada of Montfort in Chronicles and Charters: A Mirror for Historians of Politics and Society in 11th- 12-Century France

Kimberly A. LoPrete, National University of Ireland, Galway

Contested Authority in England and the Afterlife of Thomas Becket

Joseph P. Creamer, Fordham University

6:45 reception at the McMullen Museum of Art


Saturday, October 26, 2013


Session 4: New Perspectives on Violence in Medieval France and England

Chair: Belle S. Tuten, Juniata College

Did Orderic Vitalis Have a Concept of Violence?

Richard E. Barton, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

The Invention of “Evil Customs” and “Banal Lordship” in Post-Medieval France

Tracey L. Billado, University of Staten Island

Royal Violence in England, c. 1066 to c. 1272

Stephen D. White, Duke University 

10:00-10:30 coffee


Session 5: The Twelfth-Century Church and its Troubles
Chair: Emily Winkler, Jesus College, University of Oxford

“A Flame in the North:” Bishop Ranulf of Durham and the Progress of Clerical Reform in the Early Twelfth-Century English Church

William M. Aird, Edinburgh University

Follow the Money: Ecclesiastical Politics and Financial Fraud in Late Twelfth-Century Paris

Mia Münster-Swendsen, Roskild University  

The Religious Patronage of St Martin-le-Grand during the Anarchy, 1135-1154
Joanna Lamb, The Catholic University of America

lunch (History Department)

Public Discussion on the State of the Haskins Society
Presiding: Chris Lewis, King’s College, London

As the society prepares to move to our fifth venue, we will hold a general discussion on the ways in which we would like to shape the conference and the society in the future, and discuss a variety of topics, including 1) the chronological and geographical bounds of the society 2) the role of interdisciplinarity, 3) areas that we do not now cover that we should, 4) the balance between papers and time for discussion.



Session 6: Legislating the Other: Jews, Muslims, and Foreigners in Medieval European Legal Sources 
Chair: Christine Senecal, Shippensburg University

A Hermeneutical Feast: Interreligious Dining in Early Medieval Counciliar Legislation

Gregory Halfond, Framingham State University

The Economic Regulation of Muslims in Medieval Sicily

Timothy Smit, Eastern Kentucky University

The Útlendisma∂r in Iceland––Merchants and Monsters

Jeffrey Hartman, University of Minnesota

4:00-4:30 coffee


Session 7: Curial Imaginings: Representation and Critique of the Papacy and Curia in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
Chair: Jason Glenn, University of Southern California

"I Heard It Through the Grapevine...": Legitimacy, Representation, and the Politics of Information during the 'Pravilegium' Crisis 1111-1116
William North, Carleton College

Ad limina apostolorum: perceptions of the papacy in German chronicles of the early twelfth century
Thomas McCarthy, New College of Florida

Party at Robin Fleming’s house

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Session 8: Chronicles, Nationalities and Marches: Cistercian Historical Writing in Scotland and Wales

Chair: Constance Berman, University of Iowa

The View from Melrose: a Cistercian Chronicle’s Perceptions of England and the English from the Anglo-Scottish Borderlands

John Reuben Davies, University of Glasgow

English Annalistic Sources in Welsh Tradition

Georgia Henley, Harvard University

Rethinking the Chronicle of the Princes

Owain Wyn Jones, University of Bangor

10:00-10:30 coffee


Session 9: Learning and Authority in the Long Twelfth Century

Chair: Charlotte Cartwright, State University of New York, Oswego

Fighting to be the Tallest Dwarf: Invidia in the Self-Conception of Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Masters

Corinna Matlis, Cornell University

The Originality of William of Newburgh

Michael Staunton, University College, Dublin

Charters and Hospitality in England during the Long Twelfth Century

Paul Hyams, Cornell University

12:00-12:15 break


Session 10: Conflicts and Depredation

Chair: Emily Albu, University of California, Davis

The Diplomatics of Depredation

Thomas Roche, Archives départementales of Nièvre

The Magna Carta conflict (1215-17) and the French

Daniel Power, Swansea University

1:15-2:15 lunch (History Department)

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