The Haskins Society

2014 Conference Program





Friday, November 7




9:00–11:00

Business Meeting for Officers and Councilors of the Society


9:30

Registration Opens


10:00–11:00

New Research Forum

Chair: Austin Mason, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities & Carleton College


Reading the Premonstratensian Landscape: Women, Space, and Patronage in Northern France, ca. 1120-1400

Yvonne Seale, University of Iowa


Fontevraud, the Communities of Saint-Martin, and Queen Bertrade: Reconsidering Angevin Comital Policy in the Touraine in the Early Twelfth Century

Basit Qureshi, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


The Papacy and Creation of the Hungarian Empire

Joan Dusa, Independent Scholar


Bagels and coffee will be provided




12:00–12:15

Opening Remarks and Welcome


12:15–1:15

Presidential Address

Presiding: Richard Barton, University of North Carolina, Greensboro & Current President of the Haskins Society


How English Laws Were Written

Bruce O’Brien, Mary Washington University & Past President of the Haskins Society


1:15–1:30

Break


1:30–3:00

Session 1: Crime and Punishment in Comparative Perspective

Chair: Constance Berman, University of Iowa


Wrongs – Compensation – Revenge: The Eddic Poems as a Gateway to Viking Age Notions of ‘Crime and Punishment’

Anne Iren Riisøy, Buskerud and Vestfold University College


Towards a Cultural History of Decapitation

Alan Cooper, Colgate University


Changing Legal Approaches to Adultery: The Evidence of the Fabliau Les Tresses

April Harper, State University of New York, Oneonta


3:00–3:30

Tea/Coffee Break


3:30–5:30

Session 2 Framing History: Re-presenting the Past in Word and Image

Chair: Robert Berkhofer, Western Michigan University


Unlocking the Past: History, Theology, and Devotion on the Christian Franks Casket

Katherine Cross, Wolfson College, Oxford and the British Museum


Foedus foedatum: Retrospectives (1016–1166) on Concord, Counsel, and Corruption in Post-Roman Britain

Emily Winkler, University College London


Abbatial Patronage and the Cult of the Saints at St Albans Abbey

Kathryn Gerry, Memphis College of Art


The Artistic Patronage of Robert of Torigni

Laura Cleaver, Trinity College Dublin


5:30

Reception



Saturday, November 8


9:00–10:30

Session 3 Dominus/Domina: Was There a Gendered Exercise of Power?

Chair: Amy Livingstone, Wittenberg University


The Biography of Emma “of Ivry”

Charlotte Cartwright, Arizona State University 


Distaff Dynastic Lordship? Evidence from the Conquest Generation

Laura Gathagan, State University of New York, Cortland


Lords or Ladies? Elisabeth and Eleanor of Vermandois and Succession, Governance, and Gender in the County of Vermandois

Heather J. Tanner, The Ohio State University


10:30–10:45

Break


10:45–12:15

Session 4: Reconfiguring Relics, Saints, and Authority after Conflict

Chair: Jennifer Paxton, Catholic University of America


Holy Relics, Authority, and Legitimacy in Anglo-Saxon England and Ottonian Germany

Laura Wangerin, University of Wisconsin


The Fate of Anglo-Saxon Saints' Cults After the Conquest: The Case of St Æthelwold of Winchester

Rebecca Browett, Institute of Historical Research


Helena, Constantine, and the Angevin Desire for Jerusalem

Katie L. Hodges-Kluck, University of Tennessee


12:15-1:15

Lunch


1:15-12:15

C. Warren Hollister Lecture

Presiding: Alex Knodell, Carleton College


Rural Settlement in Roman Britain and Its Significance for the Early Medieval Period: New Research and Perspectives

Martin Millett, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge


2:15–2:30

Break


2:30–3:30

Session 5: Object Lessons: Material Evidence for Early Medieval Britain

Chair: Chris Lewis, King’s College, London


Recycling Roman-ness in Fifth-Century Britain

Robin Fleming, Boston College


Sitting on the Fence: The Staffordshire Hoard Find Site in Context

David Roffe, University of Oxford


3:30–4:00

Tea/Coffee Break


4:00–5:30

Session 6: The Scripts of Robert of Torigni: An Inquiry in Conjectural History

Moderator & Respondent: Thomas N. Bisson, Harvard University


Panelists

Erik Kwakkel, Centre for the Arts in Society, University of Leiden

Patricia Stirnemann, IRHT, Paris

Elisabeth M. C. Van Houts, Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Benjamin Pohl, DAAD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Cambridge


Participation by the audience




7:30

Party at Bill North’s House


Sunday, November 9


8:30–10:00

Session 7: The Perception and Practice of War

Session Chair: Steven Isaac, Longwood University


The Semipagano Tiranno – Rethinking the Perception of Muslim Soldiers under Roger II

Joshua Birk, Smith College


Trouble in Tripoli: Civil War and the Beginning of the End of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem,1277–1282

Jesse Izzo, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Military Entrepreneurs in the Armies of Edward I of England (1273–1307)

David Bachrach, University of New Hampshire


10:00–10:15

Break


10:15–11:45

Session 8: New Approaches to the Naturalism of the Twelfth-Century Renaissance

Chair: John Cotts, Whitman College


Naturalism Beyond Mediation: William of Conches and Hildegard von Bingen

Willemien Otten, University of Chicago Divinity School


Videmus nunc per speculum: Toward a New Paradigm for Twelfth-Century Naturalism

Jason M. Baxter, Wyoming Catholic College


Nature and the Self in the Lyrics Attributed to Peter of Blois

Mary Franklin-Brown, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


11:45–12:00

Break


12:00–1:00

Featured Speaker

Presiding: Andrew Scheil, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

 

Beyond the Obvious: Aelfric and the Authority of Bede

Joyce Hill, University of Leeds


1:00–2:00

Closing Lunch



A gentle reminder for those giving papers:

The point of giving a talk is as much about the questions and the conversation that arise during the Q&A period, as it is about the paper itself. Because of this, you are asked to stick closely to your allotted paper-giving time of 20 minutes. A 20-minute paper is generally a 10-page, 12-point-font typescript. Please be courteous to your fellow panelists and come prepared to give a paper of this length. Panel Chairs will be instructed (with, of course, a couple of minutes grace) to keep their panelists firmly to time.


For those using A/V:

The conference venue is equipped with a computer, connections for a laptop, a document camera, and a digital projector. If you are using a standard powerpoint presentation (Powerpoint, Keynote, Prezi), please make sure that you have it downloaded on a flash drive to expedite panel set up. We can also accommodate presenters using their own laptop. Please email conference organizers by October 15 (haskinsconference@gmail.com) regarding your use of AV (which program you will use); if you are not using A/V, no reply is necessary.


Handouts:

You will need to bring copies of your handout with you to the conference. Eighty copies should suffice.


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