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The Performance of Separation at Escomb Church
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The Performance of Separation at Escomb Church

VAGANTES CONFERENCE: Session 1: Performance & RitualThe Performance of Separation at Escomb ChurchAshely Lonsdale Cook (University of Wisconsin – Madison)This paper was part of a case study in Ms. Cook’s doctoral thesis which focuses on one of the few intact Anglo-Saxon stone churches. Cook focused on the use of curtains as spacial boundaries and how they affected the worshippers experiences during the liturgy.

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“A Fragment Detached”: The Hobbit and The Silmarillion

Tolkien at Kalamazoo: The Hobbit on Its 75th AnniversaryTolkien at Kalamazoo: The Hobbit on Its 75th Anniversary“A Fragment Detached”: The Hobbit and The Silmarillion John D. Rateliff (Independent Scholar)This brief summary is just an overview of a paper given during one of the Tolkien at Kalamazoo sessions.
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The Liturgies of Cistercian Nuns in Medieval England

Session 72: English Cistercians and English CriticsSponsor: Center for Cistercian and Monastic Studies, Western Michigan Univ. Organizer: E. Rozanne Elder, Center for Cistercian and Monastic Studies, Western Michigan University Presider: Margory Lange, Western Oregon UniversityThe Liturgies of Cistercian Nuns in Medieval England Elizabeth Freeman (University of Tasmania) “Let Nothing be Put before the Work of God” – Chapter 43, Benedictine RuleSummaryThis paper focused on four Cistercian houses.
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The Medievalist and the Microbiologist: How Plague and Leprosy Have Opened Up New Perspectives on the History of Health

The Medievalist and the Microbiologist: How Plague and Leprosy Have Opened Up New Perspectives on the History of HealthMonica H. Green, Arizona State UniversityPlenary Lecture given on May 27, 2012 at the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine Annual Conference, University of WaterlooMonica Green, known as “the foremost authority on medicine in the Middle Ages,” examines how her field has changed in recent years.
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Aereld of Rievaulx and the Creation of An Anglo Saxon Past

Session 72: English Cistercians and English CriticsSponsor: Center for Cistercian and Monastic Studies, Western Michigan Univ. Organizer: E. Rozanne Elder, Center for Cistercian and Monastic Studies, Western Michigan University Presider: Margory Lange, Western Oregon University Aereld of Rievaulx and the Creation of An Anglo Saxon Past Chad Turner (John Jay College of Criminal Justice CUNY)SummaryThis paper was part of a series on English Cistercians.
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Edward I and the Ritualization of English Royal Round Table Festivals

Edward I and the Ritualization of English Royal Round Table FestivalsPaper by Chris BerardGiven at the 33rd Medieval Colloquium, University of Toronto (March 2012)In the Annales Angliae et Scotiae, a chronicle written around the year 1312 by a monk from the abbey of St Albans, there is a description of the wedding ceremonies between King Edward I and Margaret of France, that took place on 10 September 1299.
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Perfect Virgins and Suicidal Maniacs: Monks in Early Thirteenth-Century Pastoralia

Session 72: English Cistercians and English CriticsSponsor: Center for Cistercian and Monastic Studies, Western Michigan Univ. Organizer: E. Rozanne Elder, Center for Cistercian and Monastic Studies, Western Michigan University Presider: Margory Lange, Western Oregon University Perfect Virgins and Suicidal Maniacs: Monks in Early Thirteenth-Century PastoraliaTristan Sharp (Centre for Medieval Studies – University of Toronto)The ecclesiastical hierarchy valued Cistercians.
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The Prince, the Park, and the Prey: Hunting in and around Milan in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

The Prince, the Park, and the Prey: Hunting in and around Milan in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth CenturiesBy Cristina Arrigoni-MartelliPaper given at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies (2012)Session: Medieval Environments III: Exploiting and Managing Animal ResourcesCristina Arrigoni-Martelli of York University examines the efforts made by the Dukes of Milan during the later Middle Ages to take part in one of the most popular activities of medieval European aristocrats – hunting.
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Famine and Pestilence in the Irish Sea Region, 500–800 AD

Famine and Pestilence in the Irish Sea Region, 500–800 ADBy Michelle Ziegler (Saint Louis University)Paper given at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies (2012)Michelle Ziegler examines the questions on why does plagues seemed so much worse in the Middle Ages. Why did medieval populations die so much more frequently?
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Fuck This: On Finally Letting Go (A Roundtable)

Fuck This: On Finally Letting Go (A Roundtable) Sponsor: BABEL Working Group Organizer: Eileen A. Joy (Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville) Presider: Myra Seaman (College of Charleston) SummaryThis roundtable garnered a lot of interest and courted a bit of controversy at this year’s Congress with it’s racy title and choice of topic.
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Call for Papers: Naturally divided: History and autonomy of ancient alpine communities

ConferenceSaturday, September 29, 2012Brescia, ItalyThe meetings of I.S.T.A. (Incontri per lo Studio delle Tradizioni Alpine – Meetings for the alpine traditions study) have the aim to stimulate dialogues on common themes among the alpine valleys with the intent to give visibility to local heritage and to contribute to the advancement of the research through the comparison among the different areas.
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Queer Pedagogy (A Roundtable)

Queer Pedagogy (A Roundtable)A roundtable discussion on teaching Queer Theory with Susannah Mary Chewning (Union County College) Lisa Weston (California State University–Fresno); and Michelle M. Sauer, (University of North Dakota)I attended an interesting roundtable at Kalamazoo as part of the Homosexuality in the Middle Ages studies/papers.
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The Evolutions of Knowledge in Medieval Canon Law

The Evolutions of Knowledge in Medieval Canon LawBy Andreas Thier (University of Zurich)Plenary Lecture given at the 14th International Congress on Medieval Canon Law, at the University of Toronto on August 5, 2012This paper discussed the way canonical texts were compiled and the history of the shift in their compilation.
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Adultery in Late-Medieval Northern France

XIV: Fourteenth International Congress of Medieval Canon LawAugust 5 – 11, 2012 (Toronto, Canada)Adultery in Late-Medieval Northern FranceSara McDougall (CUNY)Medieval canonists unequivocally condemned extramarital sex. What did people do with these laws? This paper examined gender and how these laws handled wife vs.
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Plenary Session: Learning the Law in the Carolingian Empire

XIV: Fourteenth International Congress of Medieval Canon Law August 5 – 11, 2012 (Toronto, Canada)Plenary Session: Learning the Law in the Carolingian EmpireAbigail Firey (University of Kentucky)How did Carolingians learn canon law? In councils, courts and through controversies, some learned in Roman law and in the capitularies issued by rulers.
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