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Fisher Forum 2017 – “Central and Eastern Europe in the Global Middle Ages”

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, Ralph and Ruth Fisher Endowment; ; Program in Medieval Studies; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics; Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Location
210 General Lounge, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana
Date
Jun 22, 2017   9:00 am - 5:20 pm  
Cost
Free and open to the public.
E-Mail
reec@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

Conference Program (All events, unless otherwise noted, in 210 General Lounge, Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana)

 

9 am -- Welcoming remarks, David Cooper, Director of REEEC, organizer 

 

9:15-11:45-- Panel 1: Rus’ and its Environs

Chair: John Randolph (Illinois)

 

*           Ines Garcia de la Puente (Boston U), “The Translated Worlds of Kievan Rus’”

*           Olenka Pevny (Cambridge), “‘Living’ Orthodoxy and Petro Mohyla’s Restoration of the Kyivan Rus Patrimony”

*           Matthew Romaniello (Hawaii), “Commodities without Context? Rethinking the History of Medicine in Medieval Russia”

*           Michael Bechtel (U Chicago), “The End of the Nomadic Military Elite: Technology and Institutional Change in Late Medieval Central Eurasia”

 

12-1-- Lunch break

 

 

1:15-3:00 Panel 2: Central Europe

 

Chair: Carol Symes, editor, The Medieval Globe (Illinois)

 

 

*           Julia Verkholantsev (U Penn), “Medieval Historian at Work: Historical Method and Linguistic Thought”

*          Paul Milliman (Arizona), “The First Invention of Eastern Europe: Sclavia, Scythia, and the East in the Medieval Map of Civilization”

*           Eva Doležalová (Center for Medieval Studies, Prague), “Image of the Jews in the High and Late Medieval Bohemian Society in Comparison to the Holy Roman Empire”

 

 

3-3:15 --Short break

 

3:15-5-- Panel 3: Southeastern Europe

Chair: Martin Camargo (Illinois)

 

 

*           Gabriela Currie (Minnesota), “Eurasian Sonic Borderlands: Cultural Encounters in the Danubian Plains”

*           Donna Buchanan (Illinois), “Sonic Politics of the Sacred: Bells and Belfries in the Bulgarian Middle Ages and Contemporary Medieval Imaginary”

*           Robert Romanchuk (Florida State), “The ‘Formulaic Style’ and Its Role in the Translation of Digenis Akritis into Old Slavic”

 

 

5-5:20 --Closing Discussion

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