Medieval Studies Workshop: Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Symposium

Fri April 15th 2022, 1:00 - 7:00pm
Zoom & Pigott Hall (Bldg. 260, Rm 252)

Stanford-Berkeley Medieval Studies Symposium 2022
April 15, 2022 at Stanford University

9:30am - 11:30am
Visit to the Stanford University Libraries Conservation Laboratory (Redwood City)
Coordinated by Kristen St. John and Glynn Edwards
Limited to symposium presenters, by registration. No walk-in attendance possible. Transportation will be organized by home institution

12:00pm - 1:00pm
(Pigott Hall, Stanford)

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Session 1: Debate and controversy in Christianity
Pigott Hall, room 252
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Chair: Ana C. Núñez

Mahel Hamroun (History, Berkeley): “Was It Such a Terrible Sin to Eat the Apple?”: Reconciling the Guilty Soul in Medieval Icelandic Homiletic Literature

Antonio Lenzo (English, Stanford): “Þet bodeþ þet bearn þonne hit iboren biþ”: Death and Reproduction in the Worcester Soul’s Address to the Body

Lauren Adams (History, Stanford): Raped Saints: Felix Culpa as a Marian Motif in Post-Conquest Dioceses of Wales and Scotland

Timothy Liam Waters (Scandinavian, Berkeley): Reigns and Rhetoric: Sverrir, Hákon IV, and the Impact of the Investiture Controversy, ca. 1050-1300

2:45pm - 3:55pm
Session 2: Materialities
Pigott Hall, room 252
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Chair: Timothy Liam Waters

Ana C. Núñez (History, Stanford): Queen Sibylla’s Gift: The True Cross and Crusader Kingship in the Kingdom of Jerusalem

Maria Shevelkina (Art History, Stanford): The Sound of Many Waters in Hagia Sophia and its Empire

Ariana Pemberton (Art History, Berkeley): Multi-spheric Belonging: Articulating Habshi Kingship through Architectural Patronage in Sultanate Bengal

4:10 pm - 5:20 pm
Session 3: Territories and margins
Pigott Hall, room 252
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Chair: Mahel Hamroun

Harry Carter (Comp. Lit., Stanford): ‘As fer as cercled is the mapamounde’: Beyond the Borders of the Effable in Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘To Rosemounde’ and Zhou Bangyan’s (周邦彥) ‘Fengliuzi’ (風流子)

Lane B. Baker (History, Stanford): Chronicling the First Romani Immigrants: What the Manuscripts Tell Us

Lauren Urbont (History, Stanford): Translation of bodies in Ashkenaz

For information, please contact Johannes Junge Ruhland (jmjr [at] (jmjr[at]stanford[dot]edu)) and Jonas Wellendorf (wellendorf [at] (wellendorf[at]berkeley[dot]edu))