2016 Program

The twentieth biennial New College Conference on Medieval & Renaissance Studies will take place 10–12 March 2016 in Sarasota, Florida. This program is accurate as of 10 March 2016. If you are presenting, please confirm that your name, paper title, and affiliation are listed correctly, and send any updates to info@newcollegeconference.org. We look forward to seeing you in March!

Conference Schedule


Thursday, 10 March 2016

 9:00–10:30 am
Sessions 1–5
  Break 
10:45 am–12:15 pm  Sessions 6-10
  Lunch (Session 10A)
2:00-3:30 pm  Sessions 11-15 
  Break 
3:45–5:15 pm  Sessions 16-20 
5:30-7:00 pm  Conference Reception, Cook Hall Bayfront 

Friday, 11 March 2016

 9:00–10:30 am
Sessions 21–25
  Break 
10:45 am–12:30 pm  Sessions 26-30
  Lunch (Session 30A)
2:15-3:30 pm 
Plenary I:
"Mondino's Assistant: Imagining the Female Anatomist in Medieval Italy"
Paula Findlen, Stanford University
4:00-5:30 pm  Choice of Tours
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
5:00-6:30 pm  Ringling Reception
Muse Terrace, Ringling Museum

Saturday, 12 March 2016

 9:00–10:30 am
Sessions 31–35
  Break 
10:45 am–12:00 pm  Plenary II:
"Performative Reading & the Medieval Book"
Claire Sponsler, University of Iowa
  Lunch
  Beaumont & Fletcher, The Maid's Tragedy
2:00-3:30 pm  Sessions 36-40

Break
3:45-5:15pm Sessions 41-45
6:30pm Twentieth Anniversary Banquet


Preliminary Conference Program

1. Chivalry in the Angevin Literary World
      Chair: Frederic Baumgartner, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Knights in the Old French Fabliaux
      Daniel M. Murtaugh, Florida Atlantic University

Gifts and Givens in Chaucer's Book of the Duchess and the Historical Blanche of Lancaster
      Jamie Fumo, Florida State University

2. Print & Persona in Early Modern England
      Chair: Nova Myhill, New College of Florida

Pasquil: A Roman Statue in London Letters
      Chris Hill, University of Tennessee at Martin

A Closed Door: James I, Henry Jacob and Church Reform, 1603–10
      John Morgan, Ryerson University

 “Is Lisle and Lucas Slain?”: Public Grief in the Elegies of Hester Pulter and Margaret Cavendish
      Dana Schumacher-Schmidt, Siena Heights University

3. Pastoral Care in Medieval Italy
      Organizer: Maureen C. Miller, University of California, Berkeley
      Chair: Lezlie Knox, Marquette University

Byzantine Canon Law and the Greek Christian Spiritual Life in Latin Southern Italy (12th–13th Centuries)
      James Morton, University of California, Berkeley

Writing Pastoral Visitations: Two Cases from Thirteenth- and Fourteenth-Century Italy
      Francesca Magnoni, Bergamo, Italy

Canons, Canonries, and Pastoral Care in Northern Italy (1000–1350)
      Neslihan Senocak, Columbia University

4. Art of the Italian Renaissance
      Chair: Gail Feigenbaum, Getty Research Institute

“Grammar” Issues Within the Ionic Order from Late-Antique Spolia to the Renaissance
      Francesco Marcorin, Università Iuav di Venezia

Revealing the Walters Madonna and Child with Saints by Pacino di Bonaguida through Scientific Analysis
      Glenn Gates, Walters Art Museum

Playing with Fire: Did Bernini's Ecstasy of St. Teresa Cross a Seventeenth-Century Line of Decorum?
      Franco Mormando, Boston College

5. Spanish Cultural Politics
      Chair: David Arbesú, University of South Florida

French Monks and Iberian Frontiers: La Sauve Majeure and the Kingdom of Aragon
      Rebecca Church, Macalester College
The Reflected Power of Pedro I in the Patio de las Doncellas
      Sonia Dixon, Florida State University
Comedia and Conquest: Spanish Drama and Imperial Expansion in the New World 
      Ricardo Castells, Florida International University

6. Textual Representation in Medieval & Early Modern Germany
      Chair: Glenn Cuomo, New College of Florida

Bewitching Madness: Secret Workings of the Mind in Late Medieval Germany
      Anne Koenig, University of South Florida

The Symbolic Use of Beguines in Medieval and Early Modern Germany
      Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane, University of Minnesota, Morris

Herman the German and German Humanism
      Thomas Renna, Saginaw Valley State University

7. Travellers' Tales: the Pilgrim, the Sailor, & the Captive
      Chair: Miriam Wallace, New College of Florida

Medievalism Now and Then: The Itineraries of William Wey
      Xiaoyu Edith Zeng, University of Texas at Austin

“A number of miracles”: Travel Writing, Romance, and the Case of Miles Philips
      Timothy A. Turner, University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee

English Captivity Narratives, Genre History, and Commercial Transformation in the Early Modern Period
      Daniel Vitkus, University of California, San Diego

8. Establishing Sanctity: Authority & Patronage in Italian Religious Culture
      Chair: Valerie Ramseyer, Wellesley College

Elite Benefactions and the Early Medieval Charity Centers of Rome
      Gregor Kalas, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Appropriating Divinity: Iconography, Functionality, and Authority in Latium Acheropita Copies
      Catherine T. Niehaus, University of Edinburgh

An Old Church Acquires a New Patron: St. John Gualbert and the Basilica of S. Miniato al Monte in Florence (ca. 1373-1450)
      Carol Anderson, Catholic University of America

9. Celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Order of Preachers: Devotional Imagery & Dominicans in Italy
      Organizer: Amber A. McAlister, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
      Chair: Sally Hickson, University of Guelph

Dominican Adaptations of the Madonna della Misericordia
      Katherine T. Brown, Walsh University
Polychrome and the Semiotics of Divine Presence: Miraculous Madonnas and a Martyred Saint at S. Maria Novella, Florence
      Amber A. McAlister
Torquemada’s Meditationes and the Ninth Mode of Prayer: Spiritual Formation in the Dominican Order
      Angi Elsea Bourgeois, Mississippi State University

10. Early Modern France
      Chair: Daniel Murtaugh, Florida Atlantic University

Writing and Space: Rabelais’s Page as Hypertexted Landscape
      Leonard Marsh, La Salle University

Towards an Ecocritical Exploration of the Late Renaissance Emblem: Vaenius's Amoris divini emblemata
      Christine M. Probes, University of South Florida

New World Massacres and Old World Rivalries in French Florida and la France Antartique: A Literary Perspective on the Violence of New World Expansion
      Brendan Rowley, University of Evansville

10A. Thursday Lunch Session

Iter Community: A Commons for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
      Chair: William R. Bowen, University of Toronto, Scarborough 

      Elena Brizio, Georgetown University, Fiesole Campus
      Konrad Eisenbichler, University of Toronto
      Colin Rose, University of Toronto
      Nicholas Terpstra, University of Toronto

11. Medieval England

      Organizer: Boyd Breslow, Florida Atlantic University
      Chair: Ben Lowe, Florida Atlantic University

Ralph Foliot, Royal Clerk, Archdeacon of Hereford
      Ralph Turner, Florida State University
Hunting and Falconry at the Court of King John of England
      Hugh Thomas, University of Miami
John de Bauquell, London Politician and Royal Servant
      Boyd Breslow

12. Misreading Marlowe
      Organizer: Sara Munson Deats, University of South Florida
      Chair: Flora Zbar, University of South Florida

Eroticism in Hero and Leander
      Robert A. Logan, University of Hartford
The Jew of Malta: Monstrous Villain or Scathing Satirist
      Sara Munson Deats
Playing Favorites: Edward II’s Downfall
      Ann Basso, University of South Florida (addendum update: unable to attend)

13. Genoese Merchants at Home & Abroad
      Organizer & Chair: Maureen C. Miller, University of California, Berkeley

Wine and Mercenaries: The importance of the Genoese in Hafsid Tunisia
      Joel Pattison, University of California, Berkeley
Slavery, Concubinage, and the Genoese Merchant residens mercantiliter in the Port of Valencia
      Debra Blumenthal, University of California, Santa Barbara
How "Genoese" was Genoese Trade? The Late Medieval Evidence
      Jeffrey Miner, Western Kentucky University

14. Mediating Devotion: The Material Culture of Prayer in the Renaissance
      Chair: Franco Mormando, Boston College

The Impaired and Disabled at the Sacro Monte di Orta
      Kathleen Peters, Memphis, TN
Image and Place in Marian Devotion: Three Cases from Early Modern Italy
      Sherri Franks Johnson, Louisiana State University
Reading Old Books: The Seventeenth-Century Life of St. Bridget of Sweden (1303-73)
      Mark Peterson, James Madison University

15. Memory & Commemoration in the Late Medieval Urban Sphere
      Organizer: Elizabeth Mattison, University of Toronto
      Chair: Sarah Cartwright, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Remembering Collective Devotion: Remnants of the Bianchi of 1399 in Umbria and Lazio
      Alexandra Lee, University College, London
Commemorating a Confraternity’s Conclave: Painted Arms on the Barcelona Choirstalls
      Angela D. Glover, University of Toronto

16. English Social Networks
      Chair: David Allen Harvey, New College of Florida

Gossip and Discipline in Late Medieval London
      Janelle Werner, Kalamazoo College (addendum update: unable to attend)
From Gentleman Born to Gentleman Made: Grants of Arms and the Expanding Definition of Gentility in Late Medieval and Early Tudor England
      Kristin Canzano Pinyan, Rutgers University
Fast Friends: Early Modern English Travelers’ Fellowships Abroad
      Philip Davis, University of South Florida

17. Theatrical Subjects & Objects
      Chair: Claire Sponsler, University of Iowa

Staging Disability in Medieval Drama
      Cameron Hunt McNabb, Southeastern University
When God Becomes a Prop: The Bible in Sixteenth-Century Protestant Morality Plays
      Theresa Tinkle, University of Michigan
The Movement of Objects Inside and Outside of Celestina's Rubbish House
      Elaine S. Brooks, University of New Orleans

18. Placing Women in Early Modern Italy
      Chair: Sherri Franks Johnson, Louisiana State University

Impossible Choices? The Maternal Tutela of Widows over Orphans
      Elena Brizio, Georgetown University, Fiesole Campus
Pure le carne tirono: A Close(t) Reading of Machiavelli’s La Mandragola
      Konrad Eisenbichler, University of Toronto
Et in Arcadia ego: Women and/in Roman Academies
      Paola Giuli, Saint Joseph's University (addendum update: unable to attend)

19. Saints, Shrines, & Politics in Medieval Italy
      Organizer: Lezlie Knox, Marquette University
      Chair: Melodie Eichbauer, Florida Gulf Coast University

Holy Contenders Caught in the Crossfire: Political Instability and Canonization Efforts in Treviso
      Janine Larmon Peterson, Marist College
Saints and Families in Medieval Rome: Why There Was No St. Margherita (Colonna)
      Lezlie Knox
Shrine Desecration as Political Performance in Medieval Ancona
      Bianca Lopez, Washington University in St. Louis

20. Art in Literature & Literature in Art
      Organizer: David Arbesú, University of South Florida
      Chair: Virginia Brilliant, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art

The Representation of Meaning in Medieval Hand-Signs
      David Arbesú, University of South Florida
Art as Text: La châtelaine de Vergi in a Fourteenth-Century Ivory Chest
      Philip Allen, University of Florida
Imagining the Chivalric World: The Representation of the Tournament in Spanish Golden Age Literature
      Claudia DeMattè, Università di Trento

21. Bishops & Councils: Ecclesiastical Authority in the Central Middle Ages
      Chair: Carol Lansing, University of California, Santa Barbara

Saints and Winners in Northern England: The Saxons, Vikings, Normans, and St. Cuthbert (c. 875-c. 1100)
      Peter L. Larson, University of Central Florida
Ekkehard of Aura and the Lateran Synods of Pope Paschal II
      T.J.H. McCarthy, New College of Florida
Do I Want To Be Diversified? Stephen of Tournai and the Navigating of Episcopal Finances
      Melodie Eichbauer, Florida Gulf Coast University

22. “Such stuff as dreams are made on”: Shakespeare's Royal Road
      Organizer & Chair: Joseph B. Wagner, Kent State University

“Sponged” or Becoming the Father in Hamlet
      Barbara L. Estrin, Stonehill College
“The soul of Nero”: The Use and Abuse of Nostalgia in Hamlet and Early Modernity
      Anthony DiMatteo, New York Institute of Technology
“You have but slumbered here”: Dream Dimensions in A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest
      Marvin Hunt, North Carolina State University

23. The Classical Tradition in Late Medieval & Renaissance Italy
      Chair: Carrie Beneš, New College of Florida

Conceptions of Mythological History in Boccaccio’s Genealogy of the Pagan Gods
      Jon Solomon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ancient Spectacles in Fifteenth-Century Rome
      Anthony D'Elia, Queen's University
Ab Ulna condita: Relics of the Historian Livy in Renaissance Italy
      Jonathan S. Perry, University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee

24. Fabrics & Textiles: Between Faith and Fashion
      Chair: Una D'Elia, Queen's University, Canada

A Fashionable Legacy: Textiles, Clothing and Memory in Medieval Italy
      Joanna Drell, University of Richmond
Textual and Textile Bodies: Performing Desire in Late Medieval Iberia
      Samuel Sanchez y Sanchez, Davidson College
The Fabric of the Faithful: Textile Relics in Renaissance Italy
      Sally Hickson, University of Guelph

25. Women & Manuscripts: Lineage & Family Identity in Thirteenth- & Fourteenth-Century France
      Organizer: Kathy M. Krause, University of Missouri–Kansas City
      Chair: Anne Latowsky, University of South Florida

Milk Ties: Negotiating Maternity in the Continuations of the French Seven Sages of Rome
      Yasmina Foehr-Janssens, University of Geneva
Mothers and the Manuscripts of the Crusade Cycle: Text, Image, and History
      Kathy M. Krause
A Tournament of Prayer: The Psalter-Hours of Jeanne of Flanders and the Roman du chatelaine de Coucy
      Richard A. Leson, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

26. Re-Evaluating Gender Roles in Anglo-Saxon England
      Chair: Nicole Discenza, University of South Florida

“Heirs of Noble Lineage”: Exo-Paradisal Humanity in Genesis A
      Morgan Shnier, New York, NY 
Ælfgifu of Northampton: Stereotypical and Quasi-Historical Treatments of Cnut’s Concubine
      Helen Damico, University of New Mexico
Beowulf and Byrhtnoth: Medieval Literary Postcolonial Responses
      Jessica Trant LaBossiere, Pasco-Hernando State College

27. Cultural Translation in Early Modern English Literature
      Chair: Julienne C. Empric, Eckerd College

The Little Myth of the Hellespont Crossing
      Erin Felicia Labbie, Bowling Green State University
In/digestion: On the Possibility of Eating Well at the Thyestean Banquet
      Lizz Angello, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Ovidian Transformation, and the Actor’s Martyred Body on the Early Modern Stage
      Lisa S. Starks-Estes, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
Paternal Authority and Filial Obedience in Fifteenth-Century Florence and Seventeenth-Century England
      Taylor Corse, Arizona State University

28. Holy Women in the World of Catherine of Siena
      Chair: Konrad Eisenbichler, University of Toronto

Women, Religion, and Community in Late Medieval Rome
      James A. Palmer, Florida State University
Catherine of Siena and Books
      F. Thomas Luongo, Tulane University
Visions and (Re)visions: Imagery and Theology in Popular Urban Culture
      Alison Williams Lewin, St. Joseph's University (addendum update: unable to attend)

29. Renaissance Commerce & Commodities
      Chair: Dennis Romano, Syracuse University

Alvise da Mosto and the Atlantic Trade in Slaves
      Steven Epstein, University of Kansas
Fictional Knowledge: Venetian Claims to the Atlantic Ocean
      Genevieve Carlton, University of Louisville
Hot Like Water for Chocolate: Plotting the Cultural Geography of Coffee and Chocolate
      Alexander Mirkovik, Eastern Michigan University
Gertrude Richards, Florence Edler, and the Medici Manuscripts at Harvard Business School
      Robert Fredona, Harvard Business School

30. Scholastic Theology: Humanity & Divinity
      Chair: Douglas Langston, New College of Florida

[Un]Bounded Bodies: The Transgressive Sensuality of Rupert of Deutz
      Abigail Naomi Owen, University of Toronto
Meister Eckhart and the Godhead Beyond God: Interpreting the Henads of Proclus
      Michael Fagge and Gwendolen Jackson, Ohio Dominican University
Love and Beatitude According to Thomas Aquinas
      Robert Sweetman, Institute for Christian Studies
Aristotle and Aquinas on the “Superhuman”
      Lily M. King, University of South Florida

30A. Friday Lunch Session

Roundtable: Modern Performance of Early Modern Plays

      Chair: Lisa Starks-Estes, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg

     Monica Cross, New College of Florida
      Jonathan Epstein, FSU Asolo Conservatory

31. Sexual & Celestial Bodies in the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer
      Chair: Fiona Tolhurst, Florida Gulf Coast University

Affecting Women and Masculine (Mis)conduct in Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women
      Glenn Burger, Queens College and The Graduate Center, CUNY
Selling the "Bren" When "The Flour is Goon": Grain Imagery, Sexual Commerce, and Eucharistic Corruption in the Canterbury Tales
      Rachel Smith, Portland, OR 
"To knowe onys forever": Knowledge, Time, and the Self in Chaucer’s Treatise on the Astrolabe
      Lisa H. Cooper, University of Wisconsin–Madison

32. Heaven, Earth, & Allegory: Representing & Understanding the Premodern World
      Chair: Amber A. McAlister, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Proto-Object-Oriented Ontology in the Cosmological Diagrams of the Breviari d’amor
      Joy Partridge, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Fortune by the Book
      Jessen Kelly, University of Utah
The Grafting of Trees in Early Modern French Emblems
      Marc Wiesmann, Skidmore College (addendum update: unable to attend)

33. Communes & Control: Policy & Administration in Late Medieval Italy
      Chair: Margery Ganz, Spelman College

War as Economic Stimulus in the Tuscan Communes, c. 1100-c. 1350
      George Dameron, St. Michael's College
An Impermanent Bureaucracy? Public Administration in Republican Florence and Some Notable Notaries
      Leah Faibisoff, University of Toronto
Pro verbis inhonestis et gravibus dictis... contra statum dominii: The Venetian Council of Ten and the Prosecution of Speech, 1310–63
      Dennis Romano, Syracuse University

34Reading Documents from Early Modern Bologna
      Organizer: Colin Rose, University of Toronto
      Chair: Nicholas Terpstra, University of Toronto

The Complex Ties between Violence and Madness in Early Modern Bologna: A Provisional Appraisal
      Monica Calabritto, City University of New York
Charting Social Mobility through Marriage in the Bolognese Archives
      Jennifer Mara DeSilva, Ball State University
Documenting Crime: Record-Keeping and the Reform of Bologna’s Tribunale del Torrone
      Colin Rose

35. Philanthropy in Medieval Southern France
      Organizer: Kathryn Reyerson, University of Minnesota
      Chair: Kathy M. Krause, University of Missouri—Kansas City 

Women and Philanthropy in Medieval Montpellier: A Case Study of Agnes de Bossones
      Kathryn Reyerson
Cardinals and Their Testaments
      Joëlle Rollo-Koster, University of Rhode Island
Per sans e malautes: Care at the Hospital of Saint Esprit in Marseille
      Caley McCarthy, McGill University

36. Networks in Medieval Europe I
      Organizer: Emily E. Graham, Oklahoma State University
      Chair: T. J. H. McCarthy, New College of Florida

Network Analysis, Observant Reform, and its Digital Discontents
      Kathryne Beebe, University of Texas at Arlington
Networks in Seventh- and Eighth-Century Rome: Possibilities and Problems
      Nicole Lopez-Jantzen, CUNY–Queensborough Community College
Cultural Coding in the Hortus Deliciarum: Norman Material as Pro-Papal Sign
      Sarah Celentano, University of Texas at Austin

37. Rejecting, Reevaluating, & Mishandling Orthodoxy in Medieval England
      Chair: Robert Sweetman, Institute for Christian Studies

Dissident Rhetoric and Digestive Distress in Late Medieval English Heresy
      Jamie Taylor, Bryn Mawr College
Talking with the Dead: Anchoritic Influence on Death and Dying in Medieval England
      Joshua Britt, University of South Florida
The Prioress's Wonder Story: Things Not Quite Signifying the Love of Eternal Things
      Liam O. Purdon, Doane College

38. Italian Social Topographies
      Chair: Paula Findlen, Stanford University

Historical Landscapes and the Manifest Past in Jacopo da Varagine's Genoa
      Carrie Beneš, New College of Florida
Measuring Dante’s Infernal Journey: Sandro Botticelli’s Chart of Hell and the Calculations of Antonio Manetti
      Barbara J. Watts, Florida International University
Locating the Sex Trade in the Early Modern City: Space, Sense, and Regulation in Sixteenth-Century Florence
      Nicholas Terpstra, University of Toronto

39. Literary Voices in Transition
      Chair: José Alberto Portugal, New College of Florida

Commerce vs. Community: The Conflict between Commercial and Pre-Commercial Values in Rutebeuf's Le Miracle de Théophile
      Ashley Powers, Ohio State University
The Honor of Letters: The Conflicting Roles of Letrados in Early Modern Spanish Literature
      Matthew P Michel, University of Florida
Peire Godolin/Pierre Goudouli: The Leading Poet of the Occitan Baroque
      William Calin, University of Florida

40. The Hagia Sophia: Recent Discoveries
      Organizer: Ruth Dwyer, Toronto, ON
      Chair: Michael Decker, University of South Florida

Curtain Rings in the Hagia Sophia as Related to the Celebration of the Mass
      Neil Moran, Toronto, ON
The Emperor Justinian and an Oracle at the Hagia Sophia
      Ruth Dwyer
The Subterranean Tunnels, Wells and Cisterns Beneath the Hagia Sophia
      Çiğdem Özkan Aygün, Istanbul Technical University

41. Networks in Medieval Europe II
      Organizer & Chair: Emily E. Graham, Oklahoma State University

Networks of Dissent: An Approach to the Study of Religious Non-Conformist Communities in Late Medieval Languedoc
      Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel, University of Barcelona (addendum update: unable to attend)
The Early Sorbonne and Spiritual Care of Women: Tracking Pastoral Networks in Medieval France
      Tanya Stabler-Miller, Loyola University, Chicago
Iter directoriorum inquisitorum: The Life History of a Medieval Text, and its Readership Networks
      Robin Vose, St. Thomas University

42. Liturgy & Society in the Early and High Middle Ages
      Organizer: Paweł Figurski, Uniwersytet Warszawski and University of Notre Dame
      Chair: John Romano, Benedictine College

Kunstsprache and Vernacular in the Bobbio Missal
      Erik Ellis, University of Notre Dame
Charles the Bald and the Roman Canon of the Mass: Upheaval in Christian Usage of Symbolic Language of Authority
      Paweł Figurski
Celebrating Predecessors: Episcopal Liturgy in Eleventh-Century Lotharingia
      Pieter Byttebier, Universiteit Gent and Columbia University

43. Built Environments of the Italian Mezzogiorno
      Organizer: Carol Lansing, University of California, Santa Barbara
      Chair: Joanna Drell, University of Richmond

Intermediality as Poiesis: On the Permanence of the Ephemeral in Twelfth-Century Palermo
      William Tronzo, University of California, San Diego
On the Limit between Heaven and Earth: Holy Men and the Cave Settlements of Matera and the Mercurion, c. 1000-1200
      Kalina Yamboliev, University of California, Santa Barbara
Castle Swapping in Southern Lazio
      Carol Lansing
Comment
      Valerie Ramseyer, Wellesley College

44. Material Culture in Sacred Space
      Chair: Malena Carrasco, New College of Florida

Dextera Domini fecit virtutum: The Hand of God and the Lamb of God
      Anne-Marie Bouché, Florida Gulf Coast University
A Rose by Any Other Name
      Elizabeth Carson Pastan, Emory University (addendum update: unable to attend)
Depictions of the Jewish Altar in Medieval Altarpieces in Hessia
      Angela Kappeler-Meyer, Philipps-Universität Marburg

45. Perspectives on Byzantium
      Chair: David Rohrbacher, New College of Florida

Dark and Cold? The Byzantine Dark Age Environment
      Michael Decker, University of South Florida
Female Holy Fools in Eastern Orthodox Tradition
      Svitlana Kobets, St. Michael's College, University of Toronto
A Crusader Manuscript from Antioch? Reappraising the Provenance of Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, MS Pal. Lat. 1963
      Philip Handyside, Stetson University