Bi-Annual Conference

 

MATTERS OF THE WORD

Barnard College’s Twenty-Fourth Medieval and Renaissance Conference

Saturday December 6, 2014

This conference will explore issues of textual materiality in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. We will explore both the material upon which words are transmitted (parchment, paper, wood, marble, bodies, etc.), as well as the inscribed object’s visual aspects (illustrations, etc.). Interdisciplinary at its core, this conference examines not only the intersection of literary studies and art history, but also addresses central concerns of the history of science, history of law, aesthetic philosophy, museum conservation, and book history.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

-Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak (NYU)
-Peter N. Miller (Bard Graduate Center)

Other confirmed speakers include: 

-Andrew Albin (Fordham)
-Christopher Baswell (Barnard and Columbia)
-Emma Berat (Columbia)
-Elizabeth Black (Old Dominion)
-Jessica Brantley (Yale)
-Catherine Brown (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
-Katie Chenoweth (Princeton)
-Alison Cornish (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
-Catherine Emerson (National University of Ireland, Galway)
-Vincent Debiais (Université de Poitiers)
-Sarah Kay (NYU)
-Ken Kurihara (Union Theological Seminary)
-David LaGuardia (Dartmouth)
-Margaret Meserve (Notre Dame)
-Anneliese Pollock Renck (Bucknell University)
-Marian Rothstein (Carthage)
-Shannon Wearing (NYU)
-Nino Zchomelidse (Johns Hopkins)

This conference is organized by Professors Christopher Baswell, Rachel Eisendrath, and Phillip John Usher, together with other members of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at Barnard College, Columbia University.

 

 

CHARTING THE FUTURE AND THE UNKNOWN IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE

The twenty-third Medieval and Renaissance Conference at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York City.

Saturday December 1, 2012

Full the full-size PDF program of the conference, click here.

All attendees must register.