Location: UCLA Humanities Conference Room, Royce 314

Please note there have been recent changes to the schedule for Day 1 and this listing below is the current version.

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - DAY 1
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    Coffee, Tea, Fruit, Pastries
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Zrinka Stahuljak (CMRS-CEGS Director, UCLA)

    Kevin Terraciano (History, UCLA)

    Peter Baldwin (History, UCLA)

    Meredith Cohen (Art History, UCLA)

  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Panel 1

    Moderated by Cesar Favila (UCLA)

    “Opening Horizons – Thinking Objects as a Constellation”
    Beate Fricke
    (Institute of Art History, Universität Bern)

    “Hearing Choreomania: New Perspectives on Music, Dance, and the Body in Medieval Europe”
    Mary Channen Caldwell (Musicology, University of Pennsylvania)

    “Legend of Saint Barlaam and Josaphat: From the Medieval Christianized Version of Buddha’s Life to a Multimedia Performance”
    Katarina Livljanić (Voice, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis / Ensemble Dialogos)


  • Lunch Break
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • 1:30 PM - 2:40 PM
    Panel 2

    Moderated by Kristine Tanton (Université de Montréal)

    “Goldrush 1270: Gothic Connected Histories”
    Sarah Guérin (Art History, University of Pennsylvania) – via Zoom

    “Empires of the Saracens in High Medieval Literature”
    Shirin Khanmohamadi (Comparative Literature, San Francisco State University)


  • 2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Keynote 1

    “Converting the Whole World:  Dream or Nightmare?”
    William C. Jordan (History, Princeton University)

  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday, February 24, 2023 - DAY 2
  • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Coffee, Tea, Fruit. Pastries
  • 10:30 AM - 11:40 AM
    Panel 3

    Moderated by Raphaëlle Burns (UCLA)

    “How to Give a Future to the Voices from the Past? Paul Zumthor, from Oral Poetry to Sound Poetry”
    Florent Coste (Medieval Literature, Université de Lorraine)

    “Conques to Compostela, Arras to Outremer: Toward a New History of Local “French” Vernaculars and Their Contexts”
    Carol Symes (History, Theater and Medieval Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


  • 11:40 AM - 1:00 PM
    Lunch Break
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Keynote 2

    “Middle Ages as a Theorical Model of Contemporary Societies: Reflections on the “Theologico-Political” Framework of Contemporary Governmentality”
    Patrick Boucheron (History, Collège de France)

  • 2:00 PM- 2:15 PM
  • 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
    Panel 4

    Moderated by Elizabeth Morrison (The J. Paul Getty Museum)

    “Present in Medieval France: Assembly, Analysis, Immersion”
    Michael T. Davis (Professor Emeritus, Department of Art History and Architectural Studies, Mount Holyoke College)

    “Medieval Alterity and the Strangeness in/of Historical Images”
    Robert A. Maxwell (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)

    “Unthought Medievalism and New Approaches to Worlding Medieval France”
    Marisa Galvez (French and Italian, Stanford University)


  • 3:30 PM
    Close of Conference

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