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The schedule for the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, which will be held at Western Michigan University from May 8-11, 2014 has now been released. You can take a look at the PDF file of the full schedule here.
Here are some of the papers that caught our attention:
The Criminal Irresponsibility of a Sleepwalker in Medieval Canon Law, by Nicolas Laurent-Bonne, Univ. de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (Session 9: Law as Culture: Compensation, Punishment, and Impunity)
Terror Lurks in the Forest? The Representation of Wolves in the Carolingian
World, by Amy K. Bosworth, Muskingum University (Session 45: Early Medieval Europe I)
The Head on the Post and Other Grisly Deeds in Old Norse Gulaþing Law, by Sean Lawing, Háskóli Íslands (Session 100: Paranormal Activity in the Medieval North)
“You will receive so many stab wounds here”: The Role of the Cathedral Chapter in the 1331 Girona Holy Week Riot, by Caroline Smith, University of Toronto (Session 129: Medieval Iberia II)
When Irish Teeth Are Smiling: Genetic Origins of a Celtic People, by Jaimin Weets, SUNY–Potsdam (Session 240: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Celtic Studies and “Celtic”)
Are We There Yet?: Fostered Children on the Move in Medieval Northern Europe, by Lahney Preston-Matto, Adelphi University (Session 340: Portable Culture: Objects and Ideas across the Northern Seas, 500–1500)
A Road to Sin: Aquinas on Despair and Deliberate Wrongdoing, by Ashley Dressel, University of California–Irvine (Session 440: Thomas Aquinas III)
The Social Networks of Wives and Widows after the Norman Conquest: The Case of Hawise of Bacqueville, by Stephanie Christelow, Idaho State University (Session 454: In Honor of George Beech II: Prosopography and Medieval Women)
The End of Grammar Is Death: Alphabetic Thinking in Anglo-Saxon England, by Edward Christie, Georgia State University (Session 523: Strange Letters: Alphabets in Medieval Manuscripts and Beyond I)
Facing the Forains: The Refugee Crisis in Late Medieval Rouen, by Sam Boss, Brown University (Session 548: The Composite City)