Registration is free, but please register in advance so we have an idea of numbers for lunch and refreshments.
To register, please contact Barbara North before 28 January 2019.
Friday, 1st February
3:30 p.m. Refreshments
4:00 p.m. Welcome and Remarks
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Robert Sweetman – H. Evan Runner Chair in the History of Philosophy, Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto; Centre for Medieval Studies: “Languishing in the Wild Spaces of Love: Plato's Alcebiades, Mechthild von Magdeburg, and the Spectre of Amatory Risk”
Simona Vucu – Mellon Fellow, PIMS (2018-19): “St Catarina of Siena and the Virtues”
5:30 p.m. Reception
Saturday, 2nd February
9:30 a.m. Coffee, tea, etc.
10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Deanne Williams – York-PIMS Fellow (2018-19), Professor of English, York University: “Hrotswitha of Gandersheim’s Theatre of Girlhood”
Dorothea Kullmann – Professor of French, University of Toronto: “Marie de France as a Writer”
Katherine Walton – PhD candidate, Department of English, University of Toronto: “Contemplative Women's Labour in Julian of Norwich's A Revelation of Love”
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. SHORT BREAK
12:00 P.M. – 12:45 p.m. USMC Medieval Studies Students – presentations moderated by Alison More
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Sandwich lunch at PIMS
2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Sister Maria Parousia Clemens, SSVM – PhD candidate, Centre for Medieval Studies: “Women's Rites: Particular Features of the Rite of Monastic Profession in Thirteenth-Century Lichtenthal”
Alison More – Assistant Professor, University of St Michael’s College: “Charity, Service, and the Creation of Franciscan Tertiary Identity”
Anna Peterson – Mellon Fellow, PIMS (2018-19): “It Takes a Village: Networks of Assistance for Pregnant and Postpartum Women in Thirteenth-Century Siena”
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. SHORT BREAK
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Lori Walters – Professor Emerita, Modern Languages & Linguistics Department, Florida State University, Tallahassee: “Queen Ysabel’s Library: Christine de Pizan’s ‘Queen’s Manuscript’ and a Manuscript of the Grandes Chroniques de France”
Maureen Boulton – Professor Emerita, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Notre Dame: “Religious & Devotional Books for Women in Fifteenth-Century France”
5:15 p.m. Conclusion and refreshments
Grateful acknowledgement for the support of the University of St Michael’s College and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, and for the kind assistance of Megan Jones and Barbara North