The Haskins Society


2015 Conference Program


 

Friday, November 6

 

9:00-11:30

Business Meeting for Officers and Councilors of the Society

 

9:30

Registration Opens

 

10:00-11:00

New Research Forum

 

Presiding: Austin Mason, Carleton College

 

La Puissance du Choix: Women’s Economic Activity in Twelfth-and Thirteenth-Century Picardy

Heather Wacha, University of Iowa

 

A Social and Cultural History of the Court of King John

Hugh Thomas, University of Miami

 

Demographic Decline in the Early Middle Ages? The Perspective from the Crowd
Shane Bobrycki, Harvard University

 

Bagels and coffee provided

 

 

12:00-12:15

Welcome


12:15-1:15

C. Warren Hollister Lecture

 

Presiding: Bruce O’Brien, Mary Washington College

 

The Place of Henry I in English Legal History

John Hudson, St. Andrew’s University

 

1:15-1:30

Break


1:30-2:30

Session 1 Rethinking Legal Change in the Central Middle Ages

 

Chair: Laura Wangerin, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 

Legal Traditions and the Common Laws of the Middle Ages

Ada-Maria Kuskowski, Southern Methodist University

 

The Fourth Lateran Council’s Prohibition on the Ordeal and Roger Bacon’s Belated Defense of Divine Proofs

Karl Shoemaker, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 

2:30-2:45

Break


2:45-3:45

Session 2: Space and the Operations of Justice and Rule

Chair: John Cotts, Whitman College

 

As Saints See: Legal Spaces Defined through Visibility and Observance

Adam Matthews, Columbia University

 

How Bishops Used Their Halls and Chambers in Later Thirteenth-Century England

Michael Burger, Auburn University, Montgomery

 

3:45-4:15

Tea/Coffee Break


4:15-6:00

Session 3 Norman Sicily, North Africa, and the Mediterranean

 

Chair: Joanna Drell, University of Richmond

 

The Normans in Africa and Ifrīqiyā

Matthew King, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

 

The Lion and the Camel: The Mantle of Roger I and Siculo-Norman Relations with the Islamicate Mediterranean

Robin Reich, Columbia University

 

Were Sicily’s Norman Rulers Trying to Build a Mediterranean Empire?

Sarah Davis-Secord, University of New Mexico

 

North Africa and the End of Norman Sicily

Timothy Smit, Eastern Kentucky University

 

6:15

Reception


 

Saturday, November 7

 

8:45-10:15

Session 4: Agency and Gender in the Early Medieval Frankish World

 

Chair: Patrick Geary, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

 

Deviance, Violence, and Women in the Frankish World

Martha Rampton, University of the Pacific

 

Horror and Infidelity in the Stuttgart Psalter

Matthew Gillis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

Women as Agents through the Creation of Textiles: A Comparative Approach

Valerie Garver, Northern Illinois University

 

 

10:15-10:30

Break


10:30-12:00

Session 5 Women and Networks in the 12th and 13th Centuries

 

Chair: Heather Tanner, Ohio State University, Mansfield

 

Agnetes Dei : Agnès of Baudemont and Agnès of Briane as Monastic Patrons and Mediators

Yvonne Seale, University of Iowa

 

Re-Analyzing Aristocratic Women’s Role in Shaping Social Networks in Twelfth-Century England

Hanna Kilpi, University of Glasgow

 

Spinning Stories of Murder, Saints, and Bad Queens: Laying Claim to the Danish Throne in the Mid-Thirteenth Century

Kerstin Hundahl, Lund University

 

 

 

12:00-1:00

Lunch


1:00-2:00

Featured Speaker

 

Presiding: Richard E. Barton, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

 

Blanche of Castile and the Culture of Death

Lindy Grant, University of Reading

 

2:00-2:15

Break


2:15-3:15

Session 6 When Stones Speak: Text and Tomb in the Norman World

 

Chair: Nicholas Paul, Fordham University

 

Beaumont Tombs of Étival Abbey and the Construction of a Family Identity

Robert Marcoux, University of Laval

 

Funerary Epigraphy across Norman Europe: Written Commemoration of Death in Northern France, England, and Southern Itaty between the 11th and 12th Centuries

Antonella Undiemmi, Università degli Studi, Padova

 

3:15-3:45

Tea/Coffee Break


3;45-4:45

Session 7 Manuscripts and Their Agendas in the 11th and 12th Centuries

 

Chair: Marguerite Ragnow, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, James Ford Bell Library

 

Lost Libraries and Monastic Memories: Purpose and Origin of Eleventh-Century Novalsea Miscellany

Edward Schoolman, University of Nevada, Reno

 

Hec est armorum finalis causa meorum: The Morality of War in the Twelfth-Century “Relatio metrica de duobus ducibus

Scott Bruce, University of Colorado

 

4:45-5:00

Break


5:00-6:30

Session 8 Digital Humanities@Haskins: Mapping and Modelling the Middle Ages

 

Chair: Alex Knodell, Carleton College

 

Urns in the Round? Re-imag(in)ing the Link between Anglo-Saxon Cremation Urns and Annular Brooches using Photogrammetry

Austin Mason, Carleton College

 

Re-envisioning the Past: Using SketchUp to Model Changes in Church Architecture and the Use of Religious Space

Christine Bertoglio, Boston College

 

The Oxford Outremer Map: The Possibilities of Digital Restoration

Tobias  Hrynick, Fordham University

 

Follow-Up: Hands-on Digital Humanities Workshop

 

 

7:30

Party at William North’s House


 

Sunday, November 8

 

9:00-10:00

Session 9 All in the Family: Medieval Siblings

 

Chair: Amy Livingstone, Wittenberg University

 

Emma, the Forgotten Sister? Half-Siblings and the Limits of Kinship in Tenth-Century Germany

Phyllis Jestice, College of Charleston

 

Masculinity and the Uses of Brotherhood: A Case Study from Late Medieval Brittany

Cameron Bradley, Macalester College

 

10:00-10:15

Break

 

10:15-11:45

 

Session 10 Meaning and Saints’ Lives in Early England

 

Chair: Jana K. Schulman, Western Michigan University

 

Legible Flesh in the Old English Life of St. Mary of Egypt

Jill Hamilton Clements, Lindenwood University

 

Episcopal Ideals in Alcuin’s Revised Saints Lives

Kelly Gibson, University of Dallas

 

The Power of Inventio: Eadmer’s De reliquis Sancti Audoeni and a Cross-Channel Solution to the Canterbury-York Dispute

Bridget Riley, University of Toronto

 

11:45-12:00

Break


12:00-1:00

Featured Speaker

 

Presiding: Laura Gathagan, State University of New York, Cortland

 

“Goliath thought David rather boastful”: Royal Masculinity in Kingless Societies

Ruth Mazo Karras, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

 

1:00-2:00

Lunch


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