50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2015

The IAS hosted three linked sessions and a reception on Friday, May 15, at the 2015 International Congress on Medieval Studies.

Civic Foundation Legends in Italian Art I-III
Organizer: Max Grossman, University of Texas at El Paso Read abstract

I: Rome and the City-Republics
Friday, May 15, 10:00 a.m.
Bernhard 210
Presider: Judith Steinhoff, University of Houston

A City Divided: Geographic Hierarchy and Civic Identity in Late Medieval Rome
Catherine R. Carver, University of Michigan — Ann Arbor Read abstract

The Ponte Vecchio in Giovanni Villani’s History of Florence
Theresa Flanigan, The College of Saint Rose Read abstract

Janus, John the Baptist, and Neptune: Foundation Myths in Medieval and Renaissance Genoa
George Gorse, Pomona College Read abstract

Respondent: Judith Steinhoff, University of Houston

II.  The Southern Kingdom
Friday, May 15, 1:30 p.m.
Bernhard 210
Presider: Chair: Nino Zchomelidse, Johns Hopkins University

A Phoenician Past for Norman Palermo
Evanthia Baboula, University of Victoria, Canada Read abstract

Angevin Cult or Cult of the Angevins? The Procession of the Santa Maria Patrona Statue in Lucera
Alexander Harper, Bryn Mawr College Read abstract

Imperial Fabrications: The Habsburgs in Messina and Palermo
Tamara Morgenstern, Independent Scholar  Read abstract

III. Roundtable Discussion
Friday, May 15, 3:30 p.m.
Bernhard 210
Presider: Carrie Beneš, New College of Florida

Max Grossman, University of Texas at El Paso
Judith Steinhoff, University of Houston
Nino Zchomelidse, Johns Hopkins University

Italian Art Society Reception
Friday, May 15, 5:15 p.m.
Bernhard 213
Cash Bar