Medieval History Seminar Programs since 1995

This list (in reverse chronological order) of the faculty and graduate students whose research was presented and discussed at meetings of the California Medieval History Seminar.

FALL QUARTER 2017 (November 3, 2017)

  • Geoffrey Koziol (UC Berkley) – “The Devil in the Cloister: Sacred Space and the Feudal Mutation (writ large)”
  • Esther Liberman Cuenca (Fordham University) – “Town Clerks and the Authorship of Borough Custumals in Medieval England”
  • Judson Emerick (Pomona College) – “Staging Imperial Burial in the Cathedral at Speyer: How King Henry IV (1056-1106) Manipulated a Long Carolingian/Ottonian Architectural Tradition to Claim a Priestly, Pastoral Role in the Church”
  • Sarah Hanson (UC Santa Barbara) – “Women and Work in a Time of War: Exile and Economic Activities in Douai during the Franco-Flemish Conflict (c. 1297-1305)”

SPRING QUARTER 2017 (May 6, 2017)

  • Norman Underwood (UC Berkeley) – “Let’s Be Professional: Clerical Discipline and Organization in the Third and Fourth Centuries.”
  • Warren Brown (Caltech) – “The Pre-history of Terrorism”
  • Justin Rose (UC Riverside) – “Crafting Spaces of Authority in Constantinople,” chapter 1 from “Descending from the Throne: Byzantine Bishops, Ritual and Spaces of Authority”
  • Thomas Barton (University of San Diego) – “Historicized Rationality: Deciphering Inter-faith Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon”

WINTER QUARTER 2017 (February 18, 2017)

  • Margaret Trenchard-Smith (Independent Scholar), “Unfit to Nurse: Ancient and Medieval Medical Writers on Women and Infants Disqualified from Breastfeeding
  • Maureen C. Miller (University of California, Berkeley), “Clothing as Communication? Vestments and Views of the Papacy c. 1300”
  • Marie Kelleher (CSU Long Beach) & Adam Franklin-Lyons (Marlboro College), “Crisis Event or Crisis Era – the Famines of 1333 and 1374 in Catalonia”
  • Monica Keane (Independent Scholar), “The Decameron’s Tuscan Tradition: Love, Literature and Florence”

FALL QUARTER 2016 (November 5, 2016)

  • Jennifer Jahner (CalTech), “After Becket: Interdict and the Rhetoric of Collective Injury”
  • Joe Figliulo-Rosswurm (UC Santa Barbara), “‘In this city, the greatest discord is to be seen’: Social Conflict, Political Culture, and the Florentine popolo in the late Thirteenth Century.”
  • Hilary A. Haakenson (CalPoly Pomona), “Trade, Translatio, and Transcendence: Visions of Empire in the Cartography of Pietro Vesconte”
  • Leah Klement (CalTech), “Rebel Historiography: Violence and Documentary Culture in the Alliterative Morte Arthure

SPRING QUARTER 2016 (May 7, 2016)

  • Norman Underwood (UC Berkeley), “The Clergy by the Numbers and the Letters in Late Antiquity”
  • Sarah Whitten (Hobart and William Smith Colleges), “Franks, Greeks, and Saracens: Violence, Empire, and Religion in Early Medieval Southern Italy”
  • Alison Perchuk (CSU Channel Islands), “The Monk as the New Elijah”
  • Tom Barton (University of San Diego), “Mosques and Tithes: The Non-Christian Foundations of a Christianized Landscape”

WINTER QUARTER 2016 (February 13, 2016)

  • C. Stephen Jaeger (University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign), “Godfrey of St. Victor and the End of Medieval Humanism”
  • Christina Bruno (History, Fordham University), “Church Law and Society in Late Medieval Bologna: A Franciscan Vademecum in Context”
  • Nancy van Deusen (Music, Claremont Graduate University), “Moving Bodies, Moving Time: Understanding Motion through Sight and Sound, Figura, Diagramma, and the Medieval Latin Translation of Plato’s Timaeus”
  • Jeffrey N. Weiner (UC Davis), “The Polyxena Pattern Then and Now”

FALL QUARTER 2015 (November 7, 2015)

  • Gavin S. Fort (Northwestern University), “Penitents and Their Proxies: Penance for Others in the Early Middle Ages”
  • Daniel Melleno (UC Berkeley), “New Contacts and New Dangers: Louis the Pious and the North”
  • Tyler Lange (UC Berkeley), “Reevaluating the Business of Late Medieval Church Courts”
  • Piotr Górecki (UCR), “Piast Poland and the Legal Systems of Medieval Europe: A Case Study”

SPRING QUARTER 2015 (May 2, 2015)

  • R. I. Moore (Newcastle University), “Principles at Stake: an Update on the Argument about the ‘Cathars’”
  • Lucille Chia (UC Riverside), “The Life and Afterlives of the Buddhist Qisha Canon, Thirteenth-Fourteenth Centuries”
  • Benjamin Saltzman (UC Berkeley), “The Secret Seized: Political Epistemology in Anglo-Saxon Law”
  • Elizabeth Comuzzi (UCLA), “Exploitation or Opportunity? The Nature of Apprenticeship in Castelló d’Empúries 1260-1310”

WINTER QUARTER 2015 (March 14, 2015)

  • Paul Chevedden (UCLA), “Eleventh-Century Papal Crusade Policy and El Cid’s Crusade Alliance with Pope Urban II”
  • Kristine Tanton (USC; UCLA), “An Angelology in Stone: The Sculpted Angels at Conques”
  • Mary Stroll (UC San Diego), “Anaclet II and the Papal Schism of 1130-1138: An Overview”
  • Adam Mowl (UCLA), “The Property of the Prince or the Community? The Ownership of Money and Popular Sovereignty in Nicole Oresme’s De Moneta

FALL QUARTER 2014 (November 8, 2014)

  • Alison Perchuk (California State University, Channel Islands), “Schismatic (Re)Visions: The Basilica of Sant’Elia near Nepi and Sta. Maria in Trastevere in Rome, ca. 1120–1143”
  • Esther Liberman Cuenca (Fordham University), “Oral Tradition, Written Custom: The Making of Borough Custumals in Medieval England”
  • Sharon Farmer (UC Santa Barbara), “Jews, Lombard Moneylenders, and Parisian Silk Women in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries”
  • Eugene Smelyansky (UC Irvine), “Conversion, Repression, Reform: Peter Zwicker and German Waldensians, 1391-1404”

SPRING QUARTER 2014 (May 3, 2014)

  • Rebecca Cerling (USC), “Finding Their Place: Benedictine Child Oblates in Eleventh-Century Canterbury”
  • Pippa Salonius (Humboldt State University), “Art, Authors, and Authority in Orvieto: the Curia and the Friars”
  • Sara Petrosillo (UC Davis), “Falconry and Medieval Poetry”
  • Giovanna Montenegro (UC Davis), “Mandeville and Marco Polo in German Fifteenth and Sixteenth-Century Cosmography and Cartography”

WINTER QUARTER 2014 (February 8, 2014)

  • Sean Griffin (UCLA), “Byzantine Liturgy and the Primary Chronicle: How Prince Vladimir Became the First Bishop of Rus”
  • Ned Schoolman (University of Nevada), “Aristocratic Families and Noble Lineages in Ravenna’s Long Tenth Century”
  • Nicole Archambeau (UCSB), “Sin and Doubts of Conscience as Sicknesses of the Soul in the Canonization Inquest for Delphine de Puimichel, 1363”
  • Randolph Head (UC Riverside), “The Challenges of Accumulation and the Evolution of Inventories”

FALL QUARTER 2013 (October 26, 2013)

  • Maureen Miller (UC Berkeley), “Visual Rhetoric and Reform in Medieval Rome”
  • Daniel Melleno (UC Berkeley), “‘The Rex Francorum and the Gens Danorum’: Political Interaction Before the 830s”
  • John Eldevik (Hamilton College), “Saints, Pagans, and the Wonders of the East: The Medieval Imaginary and its Manuscript Contexts”
  • Marijane Osborn (UC Davis), “Cold Cases of Two Princes: Reassessing the Alleged Murders of Hrethric and Hamlet”

SPRING QUARTER 2013 (May 4, 2013)

  • Leanne Good (UC Los Angeles), “The Political Monastery: Kremsmuenster’s Role in Establishing Secular Authority in Eighth-Century Bavaria”
  • Alan Bernstein (University of Arizona, Emeritus), “Hell and the Future, c. 1000 C.E.”
  • Abby Dowling (UC Santa Barbara), “‘Pour le Were’: Land and Natural Resource Management in Artois during the Franco-Flemish Conflict, ca. 1302-1307”
  • Kevin Roddy (UC Davis), “X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry and a Range of Medieval Coinage: Insights and Surprises”

WINTER QUARTER 2013 (February 9, 2013)

  • Gerda Heydemann (Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften), “Cassiodorus and the Psalms: Exegesis and Politics in the Sixth-Century Mediterranean”
  • Geoffrey Koziol (UC Berkeley), “Changing Templates of Kingship in Late Carolingian and Early Capetian Royal Diplomas”
  • Kate Craig (UC Los Angeles), “Space, Power, and Precedence: Expressing Friendship and Competition through Journeys of Relics, 10th-12th Century”
  • Joan Dusa (UC Los Angeles), “Why Did the Papacy Distrust Stephan Dusan of Serbia?”

FALL QUARTER 2012 (November 10, 2012)

  • Nancy McLoughlin (UC Irvine), “Translatio studii: University Wisdom and Deadly Sin at the French Royal Court
  • Joseph Figliuolo (UC Santa Barbara), “‘This is how dogs die!’: The Rhetoric of Community in the Florentine Countryside, 1343-49”
  • Sherri F. Johnson (UC Riverside), “Convents and Orders in Late Medieval Bologna”
  • Monica Keane (UC Davis), “Ideal Governance and Dystopian Florence: Communal Politics in the Frame of Boccaccio’s Decameron”

SPRING QUARTER 2012 (May 12, 2012)

  • Colleen C. Ho (UC Santa Barbara), “Panni tartarici: The Significance of Mongol Textiles to Italian Ecclesiastical Communities in the Early Fourteenth Century”
  • David Ringrose (UC San Diego), “Europeans Abroad, 1400-1700: Strangers in Not-so-Strange Lands”
  • Warren Brown (Caltech), “The Norms of Terror in Medieval Europe”
  • Eugene Smelyansky (UC Irvine), “The Rhineland Cities and Inquisition: Heresy, Persecution, and the Contours of Urban Politics in Mainz and Strasbourg, 1390-1400”

WINTER QUARTER 2012 (February 11, 2012)

  • Dana M. Polanichka (Wheaton College), “Frankish Women on the Hunt: The Gendering of Court and Politics under Charlemagne and Louis the Pious”
  • Dorothy F. Glass (SUNY-Buffalo and Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY), “The Sculpture of the Baptistery at Parma, Innocent III and the University of Paris”
  • Sarah Whitten (University of Nebraska, Omaha), “Remembering and Forgetting in Twelfth-Century Southern Italian Chronicles”
  • Thomas Barton (University of San Diego), “Micro-Convivencias: Kings, Lords, and Jews and the Quest for Royal Authority in the Crown of Aragon”

FALL QUARTER 2011 (November 5, 2011)

  • Brenda Deen Schildgen (UC Davis), “Divine Providence in Orosius”
  • Jesse W. Torgerson (UC Berkeley), “The Word in Time: The Chronological System of George the Synkellos”
  • Maryann Shenoda (UC Los Angeles), “Avenging Islam: Warrior Martyrs of the Medieval Coptic Church”
  • Sharon Farmer (UC Santa Barbara), “Paris and the Mediterranean: The Evidence from the Silk Industry”

SPRING QUARTER 2011 (May 21, 2011)

  • Kathryn Ringrose (UC San Diego), “The Byzantine Body”
  • Maureen C. Miller (UC Berkeley), “Women, Men, and Reform: The Making of Liturgical Vestments and Ecclesiastical Change”
  • Jennifer R. Hammerschmidt (UC Santa Barbara), “Beyond Vision: On the Impact of Rogier van der Weyden’s Descent from the Cross”
  • Nancy Van Deusen (Claremont Graduate University), “Communities of Learning, Augustine the Bishop and Early Augustinian Houses”

WINTER QUARTER 2011 (February 12, 2011)

  • Julian Hendrix (UCLA), “Prayer for the Dead in Carolingian Monasticism”
  • Maryanne Kowaleski (Fordham University), “Living by the Sea: Women and Family in Medieval English Maritime Communities”
  • Richard Unger (University of British Columbia), “Late Medieval Energy Metabolism and the Environmental Impact of the Black Death”
  • Edward M. Schoolman (University of Nevada) , “Reassessing the Early Medieval Sarcophagi of Ravenna”

FALL QUARTER 2010 (November 6, 2010)

  • Kathryn L. Jasper (UC Berkeley), “The Economics of Reform: Peter Damian and Fonte Avellana in the Eleventh Century”
  • Teofilo F. Ruiz (UC Los Angeles), “Royal Entries, Princely Visits, Triumphal Celebrations in Spain, c. 1327-1640”
  • Susannah F. Baxendale (UC Los Angeles), “Trust in Practice: Aspects of Late Medieval Business and Trust among the Alberti and their Parenti”
  • Tyler Lange (UC Berkeley), “Peasant Politics, Comital Justice, and Royal Authority in the County of Tonnerre, 1481-1555”

SPRING QUARTER 2010 (May 15, 2010)

  • Charity Urbanski (University of Washington), “Old French Historiography: Situating the Roman de Rou and Chronique des ducs de Normandie”
  • Jessica Elliott (UC Santa Barbara), “‘Iudaei devocionem simulantes?’: Representations of Converted Jews in French Chronicles before and after the Expulsion of 1306”
  • Piotr Gorecki (UC Riverside), “Ambiguous Beginnings: East Central Europe in the Making, 950-1200”
  • Irene Bueno (European University Institute, Florence), “False Prophets and Ravening Wolves: Biblical Exegesis as a Tool against Heretics in Jacques Fournier”

WINTER QUARTER 2010 (February 27, 2010)

  • Melanie C. Maddox (Unviersity of St Andrews), “Biblical Inspiration in the Anglo-Saxon and Irish Ideal of the Civitas”
  • John Ott (Portland State University), “Becoming Bishop: Clerical Culture and Episcopal Formation in the Archdiocese of Reims around 1100”
  • Sarah Whitten (UC Los Angeles), “Judges and Advocates: the Development of Judicial Officials in Early Medieval Southern Italy”
  • Nancy McLoughlin (UC Irvine), “‘As a very dutiful daughter to a father’: A Challenge to the Queen Regent’

FALL QUARTER 2009 (November 14, 2009)

  • Thomas Sizgorich (UC Irvine), “Ka’b and ‘Umar Go to Jerusalem: Jewish Knowledge, Christian Stories, and Muslim Memory in the Early Islamic World”
  • Cristina Stancioiu (UC Los Angeles), “Unraveling Medieval Cretan Dress”
  • Anthony Perron (Loyola Marymount University), “Ius commune and consuetudo in Poland and Scandinavia, ca. 1150-1250: Toward an Understanding of the “Church of Custom” on the High-Medieval Fringe”
  • Kristin Noone (UC Riverside),“The Magic of the Knight Life: Malory, Medievalism, and Arthurian Fantasy”

SPRING QUARTER 2009 (May 16, 2009)

  • Michelle Armstrong-Partida (UCLA), “Priestly Wives: The Role and Acceptance of Clerics’ Concubines in the Parishes of Late Medieval Catalunya”
  • Sharon Farmer (UCSB), “The Landscape of Hesdin and Its Sicilian Models: Cultural and Environmental Approaches and Adaptation”
  • Karen Frank (UCSB), “Wives, Mothers, Daughters, and Aunts: The Role of Women within the Family in Fifteenth-Century Jewish Perugia”
  • Marie-Helene Rousseau (Royal Holloway, London), “The Dissolution of Chantries at St Paul’s Cathedral, London”

WINTER QUARTER 2009 (February 14, 2009)

  • Alison Perchuk (Yale University), “Vetustum monasterium sancti Heliae: History, Liturgy, and Memory in a Twelfth-Century Italian Monastic Church”
  • Maureen Miller (UC Berkeley), “Let Them Exhibit Holiness: Clerical Clothing and Conciliar Concerns before 1215”
  • Björn Weiler (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, and Aberystwyth University), “Matthew Paris on the writing of History”
  • Elizabeth Casteen (Northwestern University), “Filia peramantissima: Filial Piety, Saintly Friendship, and the Apogee of Johanna I of Naples”

FALL QUARTER 2008 (November 22, 2008)

  • Helmut Reimitz (Princeton University), “Cultural Brokers and Ethnicity in the Merovingian Kingdoms”
  • Dana Polanichka (UCLA), “Defining the Church: The Use and Meaning of Ecclesia in Carolingian Texts”
  • Mary Harvey Doyno (Columbia University), “Lay Sanctity and the Sienese Commune”
  • Judith Bennett (USC), “Women and Compulsory Service in Late Medieval England”

SPRING QUARTER 2008 (May 31, 2008)

  • Jennifer Davis (Caltech), “Many Solutions to Every Problem: Redundant Delegation in Charlemagne’s Administration”
  • Warren Brown (Caltech), “Violence, the Princes, and the Towns in Twelfth Century Flanders”
  • C. Stephen Jaeger (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), “Philosophy, ca. 950-1050”
  • Christine Ekholst (Stockholm University, and Visiting Scholar, USC), “Defending One’s Rights. Aspects of Violence, Honor, and Gender in Swedish Medieval Law”

WINTER QUARTER 2008 (March 1, 2008)

  • Maya Soifer (Stanford University), “Negotiating Jewish-Christian Coexistence: Intercommunal Conflicts and Cooperation in Medieval Castile”
  • Scott Wells (California State University, Los Angeles), “Mobility and Identity in the Lives of Hermann Contractus of Reichenau (1013-1054)”
  • Sam Cohn (University of Glasgow), “Epidemiology of the Black Death and Successive Waves of Plague”
  • Jennifer Hammerschmidt (UCSB), “On the Subjectivity of Seeing: A New Look at Late Medieval Viewers”

FALL QUARTER 2007 (November 10, 2007)

  • Courtney Booker (University of British Columbia), “Per fas et nefas: The Strange History of Nithard’s Historiae.”
  • Edward Schoolman (UCLA), “Testamentary Practice in Early Medieval Ravenna”
  • Anna Harrison (Loyola Marymount University), “Liturgy and Community among the Thirteenth-Century Nuns at Helfta.”
  • Mark O’Tool (UCSB), “Louis IX and the Foundation of the Quinze-Vingts: Disability, Piety, and the Care of the Blind”

SPRING QUARTER 2007 (May 12, 2007)

  • Robert Bartlett (St Andrews), “England-Birth of a Name”
  • Marie-Helene Rousseau (University of London, Royal Holloway), “Praying for the Dead: Chantry Foundations at St Paul’s Cathedral, London”
  • Caroline Barron (University of London, Royal Holloway), “The Jubilee Book of London 1376-1387”
  • Michael Barbezat (UC Davis), “‘With His Own Bodily Eyes’: The Other World, Materiality, Doubt and Proof in the Tractatus de Purgatorio Sancti Patricii

WINTER QUARTER 2007 (February 17, 2007)

  • Geoffrey Koziol (UC Berkeley), “Politics and the Palace: Diplomas under Charles the Bald”
  • Suzanne Mariko Miller (Stanford), “Negotiating Uneasy Boundaries: Venetian rectors as mediators in medieval Dalmatia and Istria”
  • Melanie Maddox (University of St Andrews), “The Holy Civitas: Jerusalem, the Celestial City, Church Fathers, and Biblical Inspiration in Anglo-Saxon and Irish Latin Sources from the Fifth to the Eleventh Centuries”
  • Hend Gilli-Elewy (Cal Poly Pomona), “Mongol Court in Baghdad (1258-1335)”

FALL QUARTER 2006 (November 11, 2006)

  • Mary Stroll (UC San Diego), “Roger II Outwits the Papacy”
  • Kathleen Stewart (UC Berkeley), “Mary on the Frontier: BPT, Santes Creus MS 55”
  • Boris Todorov (UC Los Angeles), “Bulgarian Tsars Reading Bulgarian History (12-14th C.)”
  • Núria Silleras-Fernández (UC Santa Cruz), “Chapter 3: The Family from ‘Maria de Luna: Power, Piety and Patronage in Late Medieval Spanish Queenship’”

SPRING QUARTER 2006 (May 20, 2006)

  • Gadi Algazi (University of Tel Aviv), “Formae vitae: Organizing the Life of the Mind in Medieval Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Contexts”
  • Courtney M. Booker (University of British Columbia), “Histrionic History, Demanding Drama: The Penance of Louis the Pious in 833, Memory, and Emplotment”
  • Sebastián Salvadó (Stanford University), “Liturgy of the Thirteenth-Century Military Orders in the Crown of Aragon”
  • Anthony Perron (Loyola Marymount University), “‘Dignitatis Precipue Amplitudo’: Metropolitan Authority in the Danish Church under Eskil and Absalon (1133-1201)”

WINTER QUARTER 2006 (February 25, 2006)

  • Marie A. Kelleher (California State University, Long Beach), “Crimes of Passion: Sexual Transgression and the Legal Taxonomy of Women”
  • Srdjan Rajkovic (UCLA), “History and Historiography: Is There a Final End of an Empire? Byzantium between the Ottomans and the West: Gennadios Scholarios and Cardinal Bessarion”
  • Aline G. Hornaday (UC San Diego), “The Maubeuge Cycle Family and the Expansion of Hainaut”
  • Susannah Baxendale (UCLA), “Kinship and Conspiracy in Late Medieval Florence”

FALL QUARTER 2005 (November 5, 2005)

  • Arne Jaaska (UC Los Angeles), “Encountering Roman Cities in Early Medieval Alamannia”
  • Lisa Bitel (University of Southern California), “Tools and Scripts for Cursing in Medieval Ireland”
  • John Eldevik (California Polytechnic University, Pomona), “Driving the Chariot of the Lord: Siegfried I of Mainz (1060-1084) and Episcopal Identity in an Age of Transition.”
  • Charity Urbanski (UC Berkeley), “Wace’s Roman de Rou and the Subversion of Royal Propaganda”

SPRING QUARTER 2005 (May 21, 2005)

  • Chris Wickham (University of Birmingham), “Peasant Societies in the Post-Roman World: Comparative Studies”
  • Corinne Wieben (UC Santa Barbara), “Foster-mother of vipers: Santa Verdiana, Episcopal Conflict, and the Development of the Commune of Castelfiorentino”
  • Jehangir Malegam (Stanford University), “True and False Peace. The Limits of Mediation in Eleventh-Century Flanders”
  • Clementine Oliver (California State University, Northridge), “The First Political Pamphlet? The unsolved case of the anonymous account of the Good Parliament of 1376”

WINTER QUARTER 2005 (February 26, 2005)

  • James D’Emilio (University of South Florida), “The Charter of Theodenandus: Writing, Ecclesiastical Culture, and Monastic Reform in Tenth-Century Galicia”
  • Sherri Franks Johnson (UC Riverside, and Cal State San Bernadino), “Unions and Suppressions of Nunneries in Late Medieval Bologna”
  • Shennan Hutton (UC Davis), “Women’s Economic Activities in Fourteenth-Century Ghent”
  • Brian Catlos (UC Santa Cruz), “Towards a General Theory of Ethno-Religious Interaction: The Case of Medieval Iberia”

FALL QUARTER 2004 (November 6, 2004)

  • Alan E. Bernstein (University of Arizona), “Hell in the West, 400-800: From Internal Discipline to External Sanction”
  • Brenda Bolton (University of London, and Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley), “‘The Caravan Rests’: Innocent III’s Use of Itineration”
  • Tanya Stabler (UC, Santa Barbara), “What’s in a Name? Clerical Responsibilities of Parisian Beguines (1200-1328)”
  • Wendy J. Turner (Augusta State University), “Administrating the Lands and Medicating the Minds of the Feeble-Minded”

SPRING QUARTER 2004 (May 29, 2004)

  • John Eldevik (California Polytechnic University, Pomona), “Diabolic Contracts: The Leasing of Pievi and Perceptions of Order and Power in Early Medieval Italy”
  • R. I. Moore (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), “Marginalising the majority: Religion and the People of Medieval Europe”
  • Amanda Jane Hingst (UC Berkeley), “The Places of the Past in Orderic Vitalis’s Historia Ecclesiastica”
  • Warren Brown (California Institute of Technology), “Conflict, Writing, and Personal Relationships in the Early Medieval Formulas”

WINTER QUARTER 2004 (February 28, 2004)

  • Carrie Benes (UC Los Angeles), “Roman Foundations: Constructing Civic Identity in Late Medieval Italy”
  • Maureen C. Miller (UC Berkeley),“A ‘Shotgun Wedding’? Episcopal Weakness and Ritual Marriage in Medieval Florence”
  • Jochen Burgtorf (California State University, Fullerton), “Peace-Keeping Forces in the Latin East? The Military Orders Revisited”
  • Virginia Jansen (UC Santa Cruz), “Bishops and Building: The Ideological Mode in the Architecture of Thirteenth-Century England [with focus on Salisbury Cathedral]”

FALL QUARTER 2003 (November 8, 2003)

  • Claudia Rapp (UC, Los Angeles), “Holy Texts, Holy Men and Holy Scribes: Aspects of Scriptural Holiness in Late Antiquity”
  • Jay Rubenstein (University of New Mexico), “Putting History to Use: Three Crusade Chronicles in Context”
  • Brian R. Carniello (UC Santa Barbara), “Notarial Identity: Marriage Strategies and Guild Matriculations in Medieval Bologna, c. 1280-1294”
  • Heather Webb (Stanford University), “‘The smell of my own blood’: Saint Catherine of Siena’s Productive Heart”

SPRING QUARTER 2003 (April 5, 2003)

  • Victoria Sweet (UC San Francisco), “Body as Plant, Plant as Body: Viriditas in Hildegard of Bingen’s Causes and Cures”
  • Maryanne Horowitz (Occidental College), “Humanist Horticulture: Twelve Agricultural Months and Twelve Categories of Books in Piero de’ Medici’s Studiolo”
  • Scott Kleinman (California State University, Northridge), “The Æðelen of Engle: Cultural Identity in Layamon’s Brut”
  • Claire Waters (UC Davis), “Sermones ad Status and Old Wives Tales; or, The Audience Talks Back”

WINTER QUARTER 2003 (February 22, 2003)

  • Sherri Franks Johnson (University of Arizona), “Nunneries and Orders in Thirteenth-Century Bologna”
  • Aline G. Hornaday (UC San Diego), “The Maubeuge Saints: Their Spiritual Reciprocity with the Secular World of Medieval Hainaut”
  • Jasonne Grabher O’Brien (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, and Fairleigh Dickinson University), “Giovanni da Legnano’s De duello: The Laws on Duel According to a Fourteenth-Century Jurist”
  • Teofilo Ruiz (UC Los Angeles), “Itemizing the World: Property and Language in Late Medieval Castile”

FALL QUARTER 2002 (November 2, 2002)

  • Christoph Sonnlechner (University of Vienna and UCLA Visiting Scholar), “Land-use Strategies in the Eastern and Western Alps During the Early Middle Ages. An Environmental Approach”
  • Henry Ansgar Kelly (UC Los Angeles), “Chaucer’s Knight and Henry Bolingbroke in Lithuania: Heathens, Converts, and Schismatics”
  • Gang Zhou (UC Davis), “The Chinese Renaissance: A Transcultural Reading”
  • Kevin Roddy (UC Davis),“Seeking a Desert Where None Can Be Found: Paradigmatic Antecedents to Hermits and Hermiticism in Fifteenth-Century England”

SPRING QUARTER 2002 (June 1, 2002)

  • Jason Glenn (USC), “Flodoard and the Contested See of Reims, 925-948”
  • Mary Stroll (UC San Diego), “Strange Bedfellows: The Pope and the Emperor in 1122”
  • Drew G. Miller (UC Santa Barbara), “Torturous Tonsuring: Violence, Communication, and ‘Anticlericalism?’ during the Reign of King Edward I (1272-1307)”
  • Nancy Mcloughlin (UC Santa Barbara), “For the sake of the University of Paris: the targets of Gerson’s condemnations at Constance”

WINTER QUARTER 2002 (February 9, 2002)

  • Lisa M. Bitel (University of Southern California), “Body of a Saint, Story of a Goddess: Origins of the Brigidine Tradition”
  • David A. Traill (UC Davis), “Walter of Châtillon’s Prosimetron In Domino confido (W.3): Where, when, and for whom was it first performed?”
  • Brett Whalen (Stanford), “Symbolic Greeks: Post-Biblical History and Latin Christian Identity in the Works of Joachim of Fiore”
  • Kathryn Ringrose (UC San Diego), “Transcending the Material World: Eunuchs and Angels”

FALL QUARTER 2001 (November 3, 2001)

  • Jane Beal (UC Davis), “Translating Authority in Trevisa’s English Polychronicon”
  • Joshua C. Birk (UC Santa Barbara), “Religion, Ethnicity, and Royal Power in Twelfth-Century Sicily”
  • Warren Brown (Caltech), “Charters as weapons. On the role played by early medieval dispute records in the disputes they record”
  • Eona Karakacili (UC Davis), “Rethinking Development in Pre-Industrial England: Agrarian Labor Productivity Rates before the Black Death”

SPRING QUARTER 2001 (May 12, 2001)

  • Mary Stroll (UC San Diego), “Calixtus II and the Canterbury/York Primacy Dispute”
  • Clementine Oliver (UC Berkeley), “A Political Pamphleteer in Late Medieval England”
  • Scott Waugh (UC Los Angeles), “The Making of a Courtly Saint: The Lives of Edward the Confessor in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries”
  • Brenda Schildgen (UC Davis), “Chaucer, Pagan Philosophy, and the Ethical Debate in the Canterbury Tales”

WINTER QUARTER 2001 (March 3, 2001)

  • Helen Maurer (UC Irvine), “Delegitimizing Lancaster: The Yorkist Use of Gendered Propaganda during the Wars of the Roses”
  • Gerd Althoff (University of Münster), “Promises Made, Promises Made to be Kept: The Obliging Power of Staged Rituals in the Middle Ages”
  • Asa Mittman (Stanford University), “Crossing Boundaries: Apotropaism in the Ruthwell Cross”
  • Anna Maria Busse Berger (UC Davis), “Tonaries and the Memorization of Georgian Chant”

FALL QUARTER 2000 (October 28, 2000)

  • Deanna Forsman (UC Los Angeles), “Merovingian Factional Politics and the Archbishop of Canterbury: Cross Channel Relations in the mid-seventh Century”
  • Jason Glenn (USC), “Religious and Intellectual Life in Tenth-Century Reims: Richer and Reims”
  • Nancy Caciola (UC San Diego), “Mystics, Demoniacs, and the Physiology of Spirit Possession in Medieval Europe”
  • Wendy Turner (UC Los Angeles), “’Afflicted with Insanity’: Changes in Legal Perception”

SPRING QUARTER 2000 (May 20, 2000)

  • John Eldevik (UC Los Angeles), “The Count, the Bishop, his Tithes and their Churches: Negotiating the Possession and Payment of Tithes in Medieval Austria 990-1070”
  • Philippe Buc (Stanford), “Texts and Events in Ninth-Century Carolingian Political Culture”
  • Ray Kea (UC Riverside), “The Phenomenology of al-‘umran: Towns, Commerce, and Public Texts in Christian Nubia and Islamic Kanem (6th-14th centuries)”
  • Luminita Florea (UC Berkeley), “Nec videmus nisi per speculum in enigmate–Musicus and Cantor: or, What did John of Tewkesbury Know?”

FALL QUARTER 1999 (November 6, 1999)

  • Mathew Kuefler (San Diego State University), “The Gender Politics of Christian Self-Castration”
  • Susan Taylor Snyder (UC Santa Barbara), “Sexual Theory and Practice in the Dolcinian Movement”
  • Dallas Denery (UC Berkeley), “Peter of Limoges, Perspectivist Optics and the Displacement of Vision”
  • Piotr Górecki (UC Riverside), “A Historian as a Source of Law: Abbot Peter of Henryków and the Invocation of Norms in Medieval Poland, c. 1200-1270”

SPRING QUARTER 1999 (May 29, 1999)

  • Warren Brown (Cal Tech), “Conflict, Interest, and Authority in Early Carolingian Bavaria”
  • John S. Ott (Stanford), “Urban Space, Memory, and Episcopal Authority: Amiens, 1073-1144”
  • Pegatha Taylor (UC Berkeley), “Missionaries on Crusade: Ecclesiastical Participation in the West Slavic Crusade of 1147”
  • Joan Cadden (UC Davis), “’Nothing Natural is Shameful’: Vestiges of a Debate about Sex in a Group of Late Medieval Manuscripts”

WINTER QUARTER 1999 (February 27, 1999)

  • Carol Braun Pasternack (UC Santa Barbara), “Conversion and Gender in Anglo-Saxon England”
  • Maryanne Horowitz (Occidental College and UCLA, CMRS Associate), “Medieval and Renaissance Vegetative Images”
  • Teofilo Ruiz (UC Los Angeles), “On the Margins of Society in Late Medieval and Early Modern Spain”
  • Jennifer Heindl (UC Berkeley), “The Anonimo Romano and Cola di Rienzo”

FALL QUARTER 1998 (November 21, 1998)

  • Laura Wertheimer (UC Santa Barbara), “The Origins of a Medieval Construct: Illegitimacy in Late Antiquity”
  • Kenneth B. Wolf (Pomoma College), “Voluntary and Involuntary Poverty in the Lives of St. Francis of Assisi”
  • Sharon Farmer (UC Santa Barbara), “The Beggar’s Body: Constructing and Deconstructing Male Beggars in Thirteenth-Century Paris”
  • David Foot (UC Davis), “The Quiet City: Civic Identity and Papal Statebuilding in Fourteenth-Century Orvieto”

SPRING QUARTER 1998 (May 30, 1998)

  • Patrick J. Geary, UC Los Angeles, “Land, Language, and Memory in Europe 700-1100”
  • Deborah Gerish (UC Santa Barbara), “Ancestors and Predecessors: Royal Continuity and Identity in the First Kingdom of Jerusalem”
  • Aline Hornaday (UC San Diego), “Measurement Standards and Early Medieval Attitudes”
  • Eric J. Goldberg (University of Virginia), “Sancta ac venerabilis dominica crux sua: The Political Theology of Louis the German’s Portrait in the Ludwig-Psalter”

WINTER QUARTER 1998 (February 28, 1998)

  • Emily Albu (UC Davis), “Devils and Wolves: The Normans in Their Histories”
  • Stephen Humphreys (UC Santa Barbara), “Egypt in the World System of the Later Middle Ages”
  • Linda G. Jones, “Contesting the Sacred: Competing Arenas of Islamic Discourse in Mamluk Syria”
  • Kathryn A. Miller (Stanford University), “On the Border of Infidelity: Muslim Communities in Christian Spain”

FALL QUARTER 1997 (October 18, 1997)

  • Kevin Roddy (UC Davis), “Politics and Religion in Late Antiquity: The Roman Imperial Adventus Ceremony and the Christian Myth of the Harrowing of Hell”
  • Maureen C. Miller (Hamilton College), “The Episcopal Residence in the Early Middle Ages: The Domus Sancte Ecclesie”
  • David Foote (UC Davis), “Writing and the Confluence of Ecclesiastical and Civic Cultures: The Administrative Reforms of Bishop Giovanni of Orvieto (1211-1212)”
  • Sabine von Heusinger (University of Constance/UC Berkeley), “Johannes Mulberg (+ 1414): A Life between the Great Schism, the Dominican Observance and the Beguine Controversy”

SPRING QUARTER 1997 (May 31, 1997)

  • Philippe Buc (Stanford University), “Martyre et ritualité dans l’antiquité tardive: Horizons de l’écriture médiévale des rituels Annales HHS, 52 (1997) 63-92.
  • Warren Brown (UC Los Angeles), “The Manipulation of Norms in Disputes in Early Medieval Barvaia”
  • Sharon Farmer (UC Santa Barbara), “Manual Labor, Begging, and Conflicting Gender Expectations in Thirteenth-Century Paris”
  • Helen Maurer (UC Irvine), “Margaret of Anjou and the Politics of Mediation”

WINTER QUARTER 1997 (March 8, 1997)

  • Phyllis Jestice (UC Davis), “Women’s Rule: The Regency of Otto III and Ottonian Power”
  • Raymond LaVoie (UC Los Angeles), “Relics and Royal Treasures: St Dionysius, Emperor Arnulf, and Imperial Identity at St Emmeram in the Eleventh Century”
  • Geoffrey Koziol (UC Berkeley), “Truth and Its Inconsequences: Of Forgeries and Fictions in the Early Middle Ages”
  • William North (UC Berkeley), “Torn Between Two Loves: Action and Contemplation in the Exegesis of Eleventh-Century Reformers”

FALL QUARTER 1996 (November 16, 1996)

  • Hans Hummer (UC Los Angeles), “Back to the Future for a Precarial Kin-Group? The Rodoins and the Saargau of the Cartulary of Weissenburg”
  • Carol Lansing (UC Santa Barbara), “Gender and Civic Authority: Sexual Control in a Medieval Italian Town”
  • Claudia Rapp (UC Los Angeles), “Ritual Brotherhood in Byzantium”
  • Laura Wertheimer (UC Santa Barbara), “Bastardy, Authority, and Patronage in the English Clergy, 1198-1348”

SPRING QUARTER 1996 (June 1, 1996)

  • Cynthia L. Chamberlin (UC Los Angeles), “Lawsuit in the Cathedral: Pes de Menta vs. the Cathedral Chapter of Seville, 1324-1348”
  • Piotr Górecki (UC Riverside), “Witnesses, Neighbors, Mediators, and Friends: In Search of Legal Communities in Thirteenth-Century Poland”
  • Geoffrey Nathan (UC Los Angeles), “Domestic Slavery in Late Antiquity: Le Meilleur des Châteaux Possibles”
  • Kathryn Ringrose (UC San Diego), “Language, Eunuchs, and Gender in Byzantium”

WINTER QUARTER 1996 (February 3, 1996)

  • Richard E. Barton (UC Santa Barbara), “’Zealous Anger’ and the Renegotiation of Aristocratic Relationships in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century France”
  • Christine Marie Harker (UC Riverside), “Translatio Memoriae: The Construction of Corporate Memory in William of Malmesbury’s de antiquitate Glastonie Ecclesie and its Thirteenth-Century Continuations”
  • Phyllis G. Jestice (UC Davis), “Remembering Odilo: Re-remembering Abbots at Cluny”
  • Conrad Rudolph (UC Riverside), “Hugh of Saint Victor’s The Mystic Ark and the Multiplication and Systematization of Imagery in the Mid-Twelfth Century”

FALL QUARTER 1995 (December 2, 1995)

  • Sharon Farmer (UC Santa Barbara), “Matter Out of Place? Elite Discussions of Single Women in High Medieval Paris”
  • James Given (UC Irvine), “The Inquisitors of Languedoc and Medieval Penal Practice”
  • Andrea Hood (UC Berkeley), “Dissent as Heresy: Viterbo in the 13th Century”
  • Susan Snyder (UC Santa Barbara), “Gender and Status in the Inquisitorial Register of Jacques Fournier”