Τρίτη, 5 Ιανουαρίου 2010

The 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies May 13-16, 2010

Congress


The 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies takes place May 13-16, 2010.

The schedule of sessions and online registration will be available in February.

The Congress is an annual gathering of over 3,000 scholars interested in Medieval Studies. It features over 600 sessions of papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, and performances. There are also some 90 business meetings and receptions sponsored by learned societies, associations, and institutions. The exhibits hall boasts nearly 70 exhibitors, including publishers, used book dealers, and purveyors of medieval sundries. The Congress lasts three and a half days, extending from Thursday morning until Sunday at noon.
Special Events

* Plenary Lectures
* Concert
* Film Screenings
* Dance
* Worship Services

Plenary Lectures
Why Were Latin Qur’ans Produced in Christian Spain but Never Read There?
Reflections on Spanish-Christian Culture during the Long Twelfth Century

Thomas E. Burman
Univ. of Tennessee–Knoxville
sponsored by the Medieval Academy of America
Friday, May 14, 8:30 a.m.
East Ballroom, Bernhard Center
The "Clerical Proletariat" and the Rise of English
A New Look at Fourteenth-Century Book Production

Kathryn Kerby-Fulton
Univ. of Notre Dame
sponsored by Boydell & Brewer, Ltd.
Saturday, May 15, 8:30 a.m.
East Ballroom, Bernhard Center

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Concert



Image of Anne AzemaImage of Shira Kammen

Chanterai pour mon courage: Spiritual Renewal in the Time of the Crusades
Anne Azéma and Shira Kammen

Friday, May 14, 8:00 p.m.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
247 W. Lovell Street
in downtown Kalamazoo
(shuttle transportation provided from Congress registration)

general admission: $20.00

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Film Screenings
The Last Legion

directed by Doug Lefler and starring Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley, Aishwarya Rai, and Peter Mullan (2007)
Thursday, May 13, 7:30 p.m.
Fetzer 1005
Ladyhawke

directed by Richard Donner and starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Leo McKern (1985)
Friday, May 14, 7:30 p.m.
Fetzer 1005

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Dance

Image of the Saturday night dancePlease join us at the 45th Congress for the traditional Saturday Night Dance

Saturday, May 15
East Ballroom, Bernhard Center
10:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

As with other Congress activities, the Institute must observe Michigan law and campus regulations. In Michigan you must be 21 years of age to purchase alcohol or beer. You should be ready to prove that you are 21 or over before you approach the cash bar. You must have a photo ID with you. You may not bring your own drinks to the dance. All other beverages and snacks are free. Please note that there will be a smoking area outside the building.

The Dance is a social occasion for registered attendees of the Congress only. Please bring your registration badge to the Bernhard Center: it is your ticket of entry.

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Worship Services



Mass of the Ascension (Catholic)
Thursday, 7:00 a.m.
Fetzer 1040

Ascension Day Eucharist (Anglican-Lutheran)
Thursday, 8:30 a.m.
Fetzer 1040

Daily Vespers
Thursday–Saturday, 5:20 p.m.
Fetzer 1040

Daily Mass
Friday–Saturday, 7:00 a.m.
Fetzer 1040

Sunday Roman Catholic Mass
Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Fetzer 1040
Sunday, 7:00 a.m.
Fetzer 1005

Anglican/Lutheran Eucharist
Sunday, 7:00 a.m.
Fetzer 1040

Source: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/