Sunday, May 3, 2009

Knowledge and Learning in the Middle Ages

Knowledge and Learning in the Middle Ages

The Magdalene Society of Medievalists is delighted to announce that registration has now opened for the Society's 2009 Conference entitled: 'Knowledge and Learning in the Middle Ages: A Conference Celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the University of Cambridge'.

This one-day, interdisciplinary conference on Medieval Studies will take place on 13 June 2009 and will be held in Cripps Court, Magdalene College, Cambridge. The conference was made possible by a special grant from the 2009 Fund, which is sponsoring a number of events throughout the year celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the University of Cambridge (

The conference program includes sessions on Music, Literature, History and Religion, and a keynote address by Margot Fassler (Robert Tangeman Professor of Music History, Yale University). Other speakers will include:

Kathleen Biddick, Professor of History (Temple University)
Jeremy Johns, Professor of Art & Archeology of the Islamic Mediterranean, Faculty of Oriental Studies (Oxford University)
Paul A. Brand, Fellow, All Souls College (Oxford University)
David Wallace, Judith Rodin Professor of English (University of Pennsylvania)
Vincent Gillespie, J. R. R. Tolkien Professor of English Literature and Language (Oxford University)
Emma Dillon, Associate Professor of Music (University of Pennsylvania)
Jennifer Saltzstein, Assistant Professor of Musicology (University of Oklahoma)
Patrick Geary, Professor of History (University of California Los Angeles)
Miri Rubin, Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History (Queen Mary University)
Jean-Claude Schmitt, Director of Studies, École des hautes études en sciences sociales

The conference will close with a banquet in the College Hall.

For the full programme, including a schedule of events, paper titles and information about how to register, please visit the conference website at:

The registration deadline is 31 May 2009.

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