“Order and Disorder in the Middle Ages”: 25th Annual Medieval Studies Student Colloquium, February 7

Saturday, February 7 marks the 25th annual Medieval Studies Student Colloquium in the A. D. White House. This year’s theme is “Order and Disorder in the Middle Ages.” The colloquium features three panels in which students from Cornell, Yale, UConn, Binghamton, and St. John’s will present current research. Additionally, Nino Zchomelidse (Johns Hopkins) will present the keynote address, “The Place of Ritual in the Visual Culture(s) of Medieval Southern Italy.”

MSSC Poster 2015

The MSSC is sponsored by: The Cornell Medieval Studies program; GPSAFC; The Society For the Humanities; and the Cornell Department of History.

The full schedule is below:

8:30 – 9:00 – Breakfast

9:00-10:20 – Panel 1: “Changing Projections of Kingship”
Spencer J. Weinrich (Yale), “A Saint in the Family: Richard II’s Image of Edward II”
Abby Sprenkle (Cornell), “The ‘Doom’ of Kings: Anglo-Saxon Law as Kingly Literature”
Patrick Butler (UConn), “You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Revisiting the Failed Second Anointing of Edward II”

10:20-10:30 – Coffee Break

10:30-11:50 – Panel 2: “Rhetoric and Style of Order and Disorder”
Danielle Reid (Cornell), “Historia Nova: New approaches to the history of Zosimus”
Mariana Bodnaruk (Cornell), “Administering the EmpireL  The Unmaking of an Equestrian Elite in the Fourth Century CE”
Camasin Middour Pedroja (Binghamton), “Politeness and Power: Feminine Rhetoric in the Stonor Letter and Papers”
Sam Barber (Cornell), “Constructing the Community in Late Antique Ravenna: The Arian Baptistery in its Ideological Context”

11:50-1:00 – Coffee & Lunch

1:00-2:30 – Keynote Address
Nino Zchomelidse (Johns Hopkins), “The Place of Ritual in the Visual Culture(s) of Medieval Southern Italy”

2:30-2:40 – Coffee Break

2:40-4:00 – Panel 3: “Physicality and Transformations”
Phillip Grayson (St. Johns), “‘Turn Me Back Into My Former Nature’: The Transformations of St Christopher”
Anna Waymack (Cornell), “When Aging Breaks Time: The Disordered Temporalities of Langland, Merlin, and the Wandering Jew”
Max McComb (Cornell), “Moral Order and Disordered Bodies: Healing Miracles in the Translatio et Miracula Sanctorum Marcellini et Petri