Freiburg-Toronto Graduate Student Colloquium

From October 4 to 6, the Centre will host the Freiburg-Toronto Graduate Student Colloquium. The colloquium is jointly sponsored by the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Mittelalterzentrum of the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg. The theme of the interdisciplinary colloquium is “Integrating Bodies of Knowledge”.

For the official poster click here. (Thanks to Jessica Lockhart and Chris Piuma for the design.)

The program below is still tentative. Abstracts of the talks are accessible by clicking on the titles.

Thursday, October 4

2pm: Opening Remarks by Meric Gertler, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and John Magee, the Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto

Session 1: 2:15-3:30pm
Chair: John Magee
Marieke Abram (Freiburg), “Denys the Carthusian Between Intellective and Affective Contemplation of God.”
Respondent: Martin Pickavé 

Session 2:  3:45-5:15pm
Chair: Emily Blakelock
Christopher Miller (Toronto), “Impotent Rage and Potent Tears: Emotional Display and the Call to Arms in Middle High German Narrative.”
Respondent: Nikolaus Henkel

Session 3: 5:30-7pm
Chair: Rachel Bauder
Pia Eckhart (Freiburg), “To Know Your Own Past:  Narratives of Origin in the City of Constance at the Onset of the Reformation.”
Respondent: Mark Meyerson

Friday, October 5

Session 4: 9-10:30am
Chair: Will Robins
Daniel Price
 (Toronto), “Vox Domini Salvatoris in aures eorumOdor aeternae Ecclesiae in naribus nostris: Phenomenological Encounters with Divinity in the Sixth-Century Vita Amatoris.”
Respondent: Felix Heinzer

Session 5: 10:45-12:15pm
Chair: Peter Buchanan
Bent Gebert (Freiburg), “Integrating Rivals of Knowledge: Heinrich von Mügeln and the Poetics of Competition.”
Respondent: Markus Stock

Session 6: 2-3:30pm
Chair: Bob Sweetman
Kirsty Schut (Toronto), “Richard Middleton on Light and Form.”
Respondent: Maarten Hoenen 

Session 7: 3:45-5:15pm
Chair: Suzanne Akbari
Vanina Kopp (Freiburg), “The King’s Library: Construction, Representation and Reception of the Ideal Kingship in the Late French Middle Ages.”
Respondent: Dorothea Kullmann

Session 8: 5:30-7pm
Chair: Maarten Hoenen
Tristan Sharp (Toronto), “Bernard Ayglier and William of Pagula: Two Approaches to Monastic Law.”
Respondent: Nadja Germann 

Saturday, October 6

Session 9: 9-10:30am
Chair: Daniel Jamison
Luciano Micali (Freiburg), “Studium, Curiositas and the Pursuit of Good Knowledge.”
Respondent: Peter King

Session 10: 10:45-12:15pm
Chair: Joe Goering
Morris Tichenor (Toronto), “Towards an Understanding of the Humanists’ Conception of Latin Prose Rhythm: The Early Printed Commentary Tradition of Cicero’s Orator.”
Respondent: Christian Berger

Session 11: 2-3:30pm
Chair: Alice Hutton Sharp
Giacomo Signore (Freiburg), “Texts Accompanied by Texts in Late Medieval Culture. The Circulation of Knowledge between Tendencies and Contingency.”
Respondent: Alexander Andrée

Session 12: 3:45-5:15pm
Chair: Jessica Lockhart
Simona Vucu
(Toronto), “John Duns Scotus On the Cause of Cognitive Errors.”
Respondent: Nadja Germann

The sessions on Thursday and Friday are held in the Great Hall at the Centre for Medieval Studies (125 Queen’s Park, 3rd floor, Toronto); the Saturday sessions are held in the Laurence K. Shook Common Room of the Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies (59 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto).

The colloquium is open to the public and attendance is free. No registration required.