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  1. Week of April 1, 2015

    1. Thursday, April 2, 2015

      1. 5:00 pm

        Carol Symes (UIUC, History)


        "The Makers and Users of Domesday Book”

        1060 Lincoln Hall

    2. Friday, April 3, 2015

      1. 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

        SESSION 1: CLIMATE CHANGE AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION 

        9:15 Introduction by Tim Pauketat 

        9:30-10:00 Setting the Stage for the Medieval Maya: Climate Change, Urban Diaspora, and a New Regime Lisa J. Lucero 

        10:00-10:30 Religion, Weather and Climate during the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age in the North American Southwest William H. Walker 

        10:30-11:00 Reassessing Models of Climate Change and Social Transformation in the Pueblo World: The Role of Casas Grandes Religion in the Depopulation of the Four Corners Region in the Southwest Michael Mathiowetz 

        11:00- 11:30 Reviving the Old and Grabbing the New: The Mesoamerican Transformation of the North American Southwest Todd Van Pool and Christine Van Pool 

        11:30 - 12:00 Discussion 

        (Lunch in Illini Union Colonial Room 12:00-1:30) 

        SESSION 2: RELIGION, VIOLENCE AND POWER 

        1:30- 2:00 The Fifth Wind: Post-Classic Mesoamerican Inspiration in the Medieval Mississippian World Timothy R. Pauketat 

        2:00-2:30 Style and the Production of History: Aztec Pottery and the Materialization of a Toltec Legacy Kristin DeLucia 

        2:30-3: 00 Violence, Religion, and Expansion in Medieval Times: The Southern Chimú Empire, 11th-15th Centuries A.D. Margaret Brown Vega 

        3:00- 3:30 Blood of the Gods: Chocolate as Sacrament in Medieval Mexico and Central America Geoffrey McCafferty 

        3:30 – 4:00 Questions 

        4:00 – 4:30 Discussion and Concluding Remarks Thomas Emerson 


        Symposium: "The Medieval Americas: Violence, Religion, and Cultural Exchange Before Columbus"

        Illini Union Room 405

  2. Week of April 12, 2015

    1. Saturday, April 18, 2015

      1. 10:00 am - 6:00 pmSymposium: "Medieval Media Revolutions"

        Center for Advanced Study, 912 W. Illinois Street, Urbana, Illinois 

  3. Week of April 19, 2015

    1. Friday, April 24, 2015

      1. All Day

        Keynote Speaker: Erika T. Lin (George Mason University)


        "A Local Habitation and a Name": Locality and the English Theatre

        ACES Library

      2. 3:00 pm

        Eugene Crook (Florida State Univ.) and Margaret Jennings (St. Joseph's College)


        "The Higden Manuscripts: Notable Endeavors for Pastoral Care in Fourteenth Century England"

        Rare Book and Manuscript Library, UIUC Main Library

    2. Saturday, April 25, 2015

      1. All Day

        Keynote Speaker: Erika T. Lin (George Mason University)


        "A Local Habitation and a Name": Locality and the English Theatre

        ACES Library

      2. 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmDinner Theatre: The N-Town Plays

        Illini Union Rooms A,B,C

  4. Week of April 26, 2015

    1. Thursday, April 30, 2015

      1. 5:00 pm

        Wiebke Denecke (Boston Univ.)


        "What is 'Medieval' Anyway? Periodization, Comparison, and Literary History in Early East Asia"

        1060 Lincoln Hall


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