Schedule | Location | Registration

  • 9:00 Am
    Registration and Coffee
  • 9:30
    Introduction & Welcome

    Massimo Ciavolella, Director (UCLA-CMRS)
    Kate Craig, Assistant Professor (Auburn University)
    Scott L. Waugh, Executive Vice-Chancellor & Provost (UCLA)
    Carla Pestaña, Chair, History Department (UCLA)
    Teofilo F. Ruiz, Wellman Chair in Medieval History (UCLA)

  • 10:00
    SESSION I: MEMORY | Moderator: Gabrielle Spiegel (Johns Hopkins University)

    Edward Schoolman (University of Nevada, Reno)
    The Long Reach of Charlemagne: The Portrayal of Carolingians in Italy’s Episcopal Gestae and Monastic Chronicles (8th–12th century)

    Maya Maskarinec (University of Southern California)
    Invoking Gregory on the Caelian in Medieval Rome

  • 11:00
  • 11:15
    SESSION 1: MEMORY (continued) | Moderator: Michel Sot (Sorbonne-Université)

    Eric Goldberg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    The Last Carolingian Capitulary: Carloman II’s Capituarly of Ver (884)

    John Eldevik (Hamilton College)
    (Re)Visions of the World: Prester John in Twelfth-Century Bavaria

  • 12:15 PM
    Lunch Break
  • 1:30
    SESSION 2: CREATING IDEOLOGIES | Moderator: Stefan Esders (Freie Universität Berlin)

    Dana Polanichka (Wheaton College, Massachusetts)
    “From under the Table of God”: Dhuoda and the Mid-Ninth-Century Carolingian Church

    Courtney Booker (University of British Columbia)
    False Hope and Real Fear in Nithard’s Libri historiarum

    Boris Todorov (Independent Scholar, Sofia)
    Charity and Persuasion in a Wilderness of No Mirrors

  • 3:00
  • 3:15
    SESSION 3: MYTHS OF ORIGINS AND IDENTITY I | Moderator: Frank Rexroth (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

    Helmut Reimitz (Princeton University)
    Ethnicity, Culture and Society in the Merovingian Kingdoms

    Sarah Whitten (Hobart & William Smith Colleges)
    Secundum Legem: Gender, Law, and Ethnicity as a Situational Construct in Early Medieval Southern Italy

    Bonnie Effros (University of Liverpool)
    Ultramontane History, Archaeology, and the Apostolic Origins of France

  • 9:00 AM
    SESSION 4: MYTHS OF ORIGINS AND IDENTITY II | Moderator: Gábor Klaniczay (Central European University)

    Carrie Beneš (New College of Florida)
    The Blackbird, the Basilisk, and the Evicted Corpse: Sacralizing Landscape in Jacopo da Varagine’s Genoese Relic Treatises

    Kristina Markman (University of California, San Diego)
    Hero or Villain?: Constructing Ideological Boundaries on the Baltic Frontier

    Stacey Graham (Middle Tennesee State University)
    How a Background in Medieval History Prepared Me for a Career in Historic Preservation

  • 10:30
  • 10:45
    SESSION 5: CONFLICT AND SOCIAL BONDS | Moderator: Piotr Górecki (University of California, Riverside)

    Warren Brown (California Institute of Technology)
    Violence in Early Capetian v. Early Valois France: Same Behavior, Different Ideas of Order?

    Geoffrey Koziol (University of California, Berkeley)
    Pragmatic Sanctions? The Peace of God and Its Carolingian Antecedents

    Cosmin Popa-Gorjanu (University of Alba Iulia)
    Anti-corruption Measures in the Legislation of Thirteenth-century Hungary

  • 12:15 PM
    Lunch Break
  • 1:30
    SESSION 6: LIFE AND DEATH | Moderator: Teofilo F. Ruiz (UCLA)

    Leanne Good, (Independent Scholar, CMRS Affiliate)
    Taming Wilderness in East Frankish Hagiographical Accounts

    Hans Hummer (Wayne State University)
    Kinship and Inheritance in Early Medieval Europe

    Kate Craig (Auburn University)
    Thieves, Pilgrims, and Fraudsters: Traveling with Relics in the Central Middle Ages

  • 3:00
  • 3:15
    ROUNDTABLE: Memories and Myths About Patrick J. Geary

    Moderator: Jason Glenn (University of Southern California)
    Participants: Barbara H. Rosenwein (Loyola University Chicago), Gábor Klaniczay (Central European University), Régine Le Jan (Université Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne)

  • 4:30
    Closing Remarks

    Kristina Markman (University of California, San Diego)