Vulnerability in the Middle Ages

Fri, Apr 28, 2017, 9:30 am

Vulnerability in the Middle Ages 
Graduate Conference in Medieval Studies

SESSION I: VULNERABLE TEXTS 9:30AM - 10:20AM

Beth Newman Ooi (The Catholic University of America)
Godric made me: Object and Human Relations in Anglo-Saxon Inscriptions

Alex Cuadrado (Columbia University)Maximizer to full size poster.
Authorial Acrostics: The Vulnerability of Fra Niccolò da Poggibonsi’s
Attempted Copyright.


SESSION II: VULNERABLE MEANS 10:30AM - 11:45AM

Jan van Doren (Princeton University)
Carolingian Judicial Reform: Fighting corruption in defense of the poor, the weak and the widowed?

Jillian M. Bjerke (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Of Storms and Women: Vulnerability in the Registers of Teobaldo II of Navarre

Emily Mahan (University of Notre Dame)
Voices of the Vulnerable: Persuasion and Power in the Moral Fables of Robert Henryson.


KEYNOTE LECTURE   1:00PM - 2:00PM

Prof. Sharon Farmer (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Immigrants and Immigration in French Medieval History and Historiography


SESSION III: VULNERABLE BODIES 2:10PM - 3:00PM

Cristina Politano (University of California, Los Angeles)
Bleeding Milk, Severed Breasts: Clemence of Barking's Saint Catherine as Maternal Model

Rachel A. Wilson (Williams Graduate School of Art)
Beauty Without Kin: Positioning Foreign Brides in the Byzantine Court


SESSION IV: SOCIAL VULNERABILITY 3:30PM - 4:20PM

Ariana Natalie Myers (Princeton University)  
Curséd Be Their Names: Apostasy, Infamy, and the Thirteenth-Century Conquest of Majorca

Nathan Melson (Fordham University)
The Treason Trial of Pedro de Barreria: Immigrant Scapegoating and Citizenship in Fifteenth-Century Marseille


ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION   4:30PM - 5:15PM
Prof. Eleanor Johnson with Prof. Farmer (Columbia University )

Made possible with the generous support of the Program in Medieval Studies, the Program in the Ancient World, the Graduate School, the Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity, and the Departments of Art and Archaeology, English, German, French & Italian, and Philosophy.

Location: 
219 Aaron Burr Hall