The Haskins Society


2016 Conference Program

(with suggestions for presenters)



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Friday, November 4

 

8:30-11:30

Business Meeting for Officers and Councilors of the Society

 

9:30

Registration Opens

 

10:00-11:00

New Research Forum (Bagels and coffee provided)

 

Presiding: Nicholas Paul, Fordham University


Spirituality and Corporality in Eleventh and Twelfth Century Inventiones from Southern Italy and England

Bridget Riley, University of Toronto 


A Case of “Foreign” Rule? Charles of Anjou and the Nobility of Frankish Syria

Jesse Izzo, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


The Campaigns against Heresy and Usury in Early Thirteenth-Century Toulouse

Deborah Gail Shulevitz, Columbia University

 

12:00-12:15

Welcome


12:15-1:15

C. Warren Hollister Lecture

 

Presiding: Heather Tanner, The Ohio State University, Mansfield


Succession and Interregnum in the English Polity: The Case of 1141

Stephen Church, University of East Anglia 

 

1:15-1:30

Break


1:30-3:00

Session 1 — In the Shadow of the Conquest: Adaptation in the Anglo-Norman Church 


Chair: Jennifer Paxton, Catholic University of America


The Abbot, the Monks, and the Cheese: Standardization and Memorialization in Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman Abingdon

Daniel O’Gorman, Loyola University, Chicago


The Codex Wintoniensis: Re-ordering the Past at Twelfth-Century Winchester

Jennie England, University of York


Controlling Political Communication in the Early Anglo-Norman Realm

Jeffrey Wayno, Columbia University

 

3:00-3:15

Break


3:15-4:45

Session 2 — Scottish Charters and Cartularies: New Approaches


Chair: Austin Mason, Carleton College


The Models of Authority project: An Overview

Dauvit Broun, University of Glasgow


Diplomatic Models in the Charters of Melrose and Holyrood Abbeys

John Reuben Davies, University of Glasgow


Manuscript Growth in Scotland’s Earliest Cartularies

Joanna Tucker, University of Glasgow


 

4:45-5:00

Tea/Coffee Break


5:00-6:30

Session 3 — Foreign Bishops: Transplanted and Diasporic

This session sponsored by EPISCOPUS


Chair: Kathryn E. Salzer, Pennsylvania State University, University Park


The Strange Journeys of Thiemo of Salzburg: Exile, Martyrdom, and Memory

John Eldevik, Hamilton College


The Outsider’s Advantage of Bishop Zoen of Avignon

Christine Axen, Plymouth State University


The Norwegian Bishops of Fourteenth-Century Iceland

Michael Frost, Aberdeen University

 

6:30-7:30

Reception


 

Saturday, November 5

 

8:30-10:00

Session 4 — Living in a Material World: Royal Women and Material Culture

 

Chair: Amy Livingstone, Wittenberg University


The Afterlife of Theophanu’s Marriage Charter: Opera, Ottonian Queens, and the Early Modern Imagination

Laura Wangerin, Seton Hall University


Forming Alliances through Material Culture: The Eisiterioi of Agnes of France

Erin Jordan, Old Dominion University


Clothing the Priestly Body: Royal Women and Liturgical Textile Donations in the Eleventh Century

Laura L. Gathagan, SUNY Cortland

 

10:00-10:15

Break


10:15-11:45

Session 5 — Documentary Culture in Medieval England

 

Chair: Sally Shockro, Merrimack College


A Domesday Microcosm: Lessons from the Burton Abbey Survey, 1094-1114

Carol Symes, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


Documentation in the Works of Matthew Paris

Laura Cleaver, Trinity College, Dublin


Visions of the Antique Past: Inscribed Gems in Twelfth- and Thirteenth-Century England

John McEwan, Saint Louis University

 

11:45-12:45

Lunch


12:45-1:45

Featured Speaker

 

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


Revolution(s) in Writing in the Middle Ages: Between Myth and History

Paul Bertrand, Université catholique de Louvain

 

1:45-2:00

Break


2:00-3:30

Session 6 — Divinity and Its Discontents in Crusade Sources

 

Chair: Marcus Bull, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


St. Bernard and the Second Crusade: The Long-Term Effects of Miraculous Failure

Jay Rubenstein, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Earthly Kings, Heavenly Jerusalem: Ralph Niger’s Political Theology and the Third Crusade

John D. Cotts, Whitman College


A Swift Answer: Wind in the Sources of Crusades

Elizabeth Lapina, University of Wisconsin, Madison



3:30-3:45

Tea/Coffee Break


3:45-4:45

Session 7 — Monastic Constructions of Lay Power in the Empire and Beyond

 

Chair: Thomas McCarthy, New College of Florida


Monastic Liberties, Lay Transgressors: The Cases of Tegernsee and Bury St. Edmunds

Jonathan Lyon, University of Chicago


Monastic Memorializing of Martial Prowess: Wiprecht of Groitzsch, Henry IV, and Pegau

Lisa Wolverton, University of Oregon

 

4:45-5:00

Break


5:00-6:30

Session 8 — Exon Domesday


Chair/Introduction: Julia Crick, King’s College London


The Content of Exon Domesday

Chris Lewis, King’s College London


The Writing of Exon Domesday

Julia Crick and Francisco Álvarez López (in absentia), King’s College London and University of Exeter


The Purpose of Exon and Domesday

Stephen Baxter, St Peter’s College, Oxford


William the Conqueror’s Property in Normandy and England

Alex Dymond, Corpus Christi College, Oxford


7:30

Party at William North’s House


 

Sunday, November 6

 

8:30-10:00

Session 9 — Medieval Violence Enacted and Remembered

 

Chair: Steven Isaac, Longwood University


Between Justice and Taboo: Punitive Blinding from Winchester to Byzantium

Jake Ransohoff, Harvard University


Crusading Participation in Normandy and Its Borderlands: The Evidence of French Traditions of the First Crusade

Simon Parsons, Royal Holloway, University of London


Mercenaries, States, and Organized Violence: North Africa and Europe, c.1100-1500

Michael Lower, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

 

10:00-10:15

Break


10:15-11:45

Session 10 — Discourses of Power in Medieval Genoa and Norman Italy

 

Chair: Victoria Morse, Carleton College


The Holy Heritage of the North: Authority and Identity in Norman-Italian Hagiography, 1060-1110

Devon R. Bealke, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


“The Luxuriant Southern Scene”: Textiles as Reflections of Power in the Norman Kingdom of Southern Italy and Sicily

Joanna Drell, University of Richmond


Genoa and the Institutionalization of Popular Law

John Manke, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

 

11:45-12:00

Break


12:00-1:00

Featured Speaker

 

Presiding: William North, Carleton College


Specific Fuzziness: Of Lines Drawn in the Sand and Water

William Ian Miller, University of Michigan Law School

 

1:00-2:00

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 to time. We would all like to hear your conclusions, but will be robbed of the pleasure, if you have been dragged off the podium by your Chair.


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), 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 A/V; if you are not using A/V no reply is necessary.


Handouts:

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


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