Conferences

April 3-4, 2009. "The City in Medieval Life and Culture" is the theme of the 36th annual Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, to be held at the University of the South. Plenary lecturers are John Najemy (Cornell University) and Pamela King (University of Bristol). For further information on the conference and on the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium Prize please see: http://www.sewanee.edu/medieval/main.html

April 4, 2009. “New Perspectives on Urban Entertainment in the Middle Ages.” The 29th Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University. A one-day conference at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan. Speakers include: Mary Erler, Theresa Coletti, Richard Lim, Carol Symes, and Laura Weigert. For more information, contact: medievals@fordham.edu http://www.fordham.edu/mvst/

April 22-25, 2009. “Saint Anselm of Canterbury and His Legacy An International Conference to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the death of Saint Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109) at the University of Kent, at Canterbury. Taking as its theme the legacy of Anselm, the conference will operate with a broad interdisciplinary remit. The conference will be an opportunity to celebrate, deepen and re-examine key questions about the name that Anselm has enjoyed in the fields of  philosophy and theology; to re-assess the impact that he and the intellectual methods he developed had upon his immediate, 12th century and later successors; to look again at the historical Anselm and the role he played in the political and ecclesiastical issues of his day, and to explore the rich and diverse ways in which his memory has been preserved and debated since his death. For further information, contact Dr Giles E. M. Gasper, Department of History, Durham University, 43 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3EX, United Kingdom, 44 (191) 3341073, g.e.m.gasper@durham.ac.uk.

July 13-16, 2009. "Heresy and Orthodoxy" will be the theme of the International Medieval Congress, Leeds. The IMC seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. Contact: Axel E. W. Müller, International Medieval Congress, Institute for Medieval Studies, Parkinson Bldg. 1.03, Univ. of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, U.K. (+44-113-343-3614; fax: +44-113-343-3616; imc@leeds.ac.uk; http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc).

August, 20-22, 2009. “Passages from Antiquity to the Middle Ages IV” at the University of Tampere, Finland. Organized by: Trivium Centre for Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Department of History and Philosophy, University of Tampere in collaboration with the Finnish Historical Society and the Classical Association of Finland. The fourth international Passages-conference focuses on religion in its social context. Religion is seen as an active, ongoing process involving society and community. We welcome papers which focus on different religious acts and actors - communities, families or individuals - and with sensitive approach to social differences: gender, age and status. Important themes in the conference are the differences and similarities between elite culture and popular religion in Classical and Medieval society. The conference aims at broad coverage not only chronologically but also geographically and disciplinary (all branches of Classical and Medieval Studies). For further information, please contact passages@uta.fi or visit http://www.uta.fi/trivium/.