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2008 Schedule

All sessions will be held in the Georgetown University Conference Center (in the Leavey Center).

Thursday, November 6
Many of us will be gathering for conversation and drinks in the John S. Cafe & Lounge of the Holiday Inn, 2101 Wisconsin Ave.,
7  pm to 11 pm, (202) 338-4600.

Friday, November 7
9:00 am–11:15  Council Meeting
11:30–12:30  Lunch, The Conference Center

12:30–1:30  President’s Welcome and Featured Speaker 1
(The C. Warren Hollister Memorial Lecture)
Presiding: Bruce O'Brien , University of Mary Washington

“Reconciling Brain and Backbone: Is Medieval History Still Defensible?”
 Paul Hyams, Cornell University •

1:30-3:00 SESSION I: The Legend of Charlemagne and the Negotiation of Power
Chair:  Matthew Gabriele , Virginia Tech University

Legends in Their Own Lifetime? The Late Carolingians and Catalonia
Jonathan Jarrett, The Fitzwilliam Museum

A New Look at the New Forest: The Role of Charlemagne in the Exercise of Royal Power
Wendy Marie Hoofnagle, University of Northern Iowa

The Memory of Karolus Magnus and the Question of Power and Privilege in Late Medieval England
Anthony Adams, University of Alabama, Birmingham

3:00–3:15  Tea break

3:15-4:45 SESSION II: Women and Lordship
Chair: Emilie Amt , Hood College

Adeliza of Louvain, Queen of England, Countess of Arundel, and the Flemish Connection
Lois Huneycutt, University of Missouri

Cyphers or Lords? The Inheriting Countesses of Boulogne and Ponthieu (1173-1260)
Heather Tanner, The Ohio State University

Two Countesses of Leicester: Petronilla de Granmesnil and Loretta de Braose
RaGena DeAragon, Gonzaga University

5:00-6:00 SESSION III: Historical Narrative and the Problem of Authorship
Chair:  Emily Albu , University of California, Davis

Wulfstan the Homilist and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Thomas A. Bredehoft, West Virginia University

Les livres, les gestes, e les estoires: the Authorship, Function, and Proliferation of Dynastic Historical Narratives in the Twelfth Century
Nicholas L. Paul, Fordham University

*A reception will immediately follow the final session on Friday*

Saturday, November 3


8:30–10:00  SESSION IV: Men and Masculinities at the Courts of the Anglo-Norman kings
Chair:  Richard Heiser, Presbyterian College

Men and Masculinities in William of Malmesbury’s Presentation of the Anglo-Norman Court
Kirsten A. Fenton, University of Edinburgh

Men and Masculinities in the Writings of Orderic Vitalis and Geoffrey of Monmouth
Simon Yarrow, University of Birmingham

“The Wild Bull and the Old Sheep”: Images of Masculinity and Conflict at the Courts of William Rufus and Henry I
Bill Aird, Cardiff University

10:00-10:30  Coffee break

10:30-12:00  SESSION V: Personal Names and Cultural Identity
Chair:  Richard Barton, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Names, Miracles, and Witnesses in Early Anglo-Latin Hagiographies
Francesca Tinti, Università di Bologna

Personal Names and Identity in Eleventh-Century Brittany
Regan Eby, Boston College

Cultural Identity and the Changing Personal Names of the English in the Twelfth Century
Chris Lewis, Institute of Historical Research, University of London

12:00–1:00  Lunch, The Conference Center

1:00–2:00 Featured Speaker 2
Chair:  Robin Fleming, Boston College

“Can we Quantify the Area of Assarted Land in Twelfth-Century England?”
• Mark Gardiner, The Queens University of Belfast •

2:00-3:30 SESSION VI: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Works of Bede
Chair: Richard Abels, United States Naval Academy

Bede and his Martyrology
Alan Thacker, Institute of Historical Research, University of London

Bede and the Rewriting of Sanctity
Sally Shockro, Boston College

Atmospheric Phenomena in Bede’s De natura rerum
Lin A. Ferrand, Princeton University

3:30–4:00  Tea break

4:00–5:00  SESSION VII: New Perspectives on the Bayeux Tapestry
Chair: W. Scott Jessee, Appalachian State University

Questioning the Role of Odo of Bayeux
Elizabeth C. Pastan, Emory University

Harold’s Oath on the Bayeux Tapestry
Stephen D. White, Emory University

5:00–5:45  SESSION VIII: A Workshop on Learner-Centered Medieval Studies Course Design

Presented by Deborah Everhart, Georgetown University

Sunday, November 9

8:30–10:00  SESSION IX: The Thought and Practice of the Religious Life
Chair: Ruth Harwood Cline, Georgetown University

Robert of Arbrissel and the Mainstream
Bruce L Venarde, University of Pittsburgh

Monks, Nuns and Anniversary Masses: The Importance of Gender for Thirteenth-Century Cistercian Abbeys in Northern France
Erin Jordan, University of Northern Colorado

“All Will be Well”: Universal Salvation in the Theology of Julian of Norwich
Maureen Walsh, Georgetown University

10:00-10:15 Coffee Break

10:15–11:45  SESSION X: Enemies and Friends in Historical Writing
Chair:   John D. Cotts, Whitman College

Grendel’s Reign of Terror: From History to Vernacular Epic
Helen Damico, University of New Mexico

Two Sides to the Story:  Representations of Treason in Geoffrey Gaimar’s L’Estoire des Engleis and Wace’s Roman de Rou
Karen Bosnos, Emory University

Remembering Friendship in Norman Chronicles: The Life and Death of William Longsword
Rebecca Slitt, Hofstra University

12:00–1:00  Featured Speaker 3
Chair:  Jennifer Paxton, Georgetown University

Exceptiones Petri and the Early Adoption of Roman Law in Twelfth-Century France”
• Uta-Renate Blumenthal, The Catholic University of America •

1:00–2:00 Lunch, The Conference Center

At lunch, John Cotts will preside over a concluding roundtable discussion.

Call for Papers