EBS Spring 2004 Newsletter

The Early Book Society is pleased to present six special sessions at the 39th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 6-9, 2004. This May, EBS sessions are scheduled for several rooms, so please mark those you wish attend in your programs. Please also plan to attend the annual business meeting of the Early Book Society where we will distribute the annual membership lists and ask for session themes or topics for Kalamazoo 2004, as well as discuss the delights of Belfast, our chosen conference city in 2005. The business meeting will be held on Friday evening, May 7, at 8:30 in Bernhard 105.

I. Session 137: Thursday, May 6, 3:30 p.m. Valley II Garneau Lounge
All in the Family: Books and Readers in the Medieval Home
Presider: Alexandra Barratt, Univ. of Waikato
Books of Hours as Books of Lists
Martha Rust, New York Univ.

Reading through Generations: The Chaworth Family in Late Medieval England
Paul J. Patterson, Univ. of Notre Dame

Compilation, Contradiction, and the Late Medieval "Technology" of the Family: The MÂŽnagier de Paris
Roberta Krueger, Hamilton College

II. Session 233: Friday, May 7, 10 a.m., Bernhard Brown and Gold Room
John Audelay and His Book I: Sin and Society
Presider: Linne Mooney, Univ. of Maine

Stairway to Heaven: Blind John Audeley and St. Bridget of Sweden
Martha W. Driver, Pace Univ.

Truth-Telling: Audeley and the Piers Plowman Tradition
Matthew Boyd Goldie, Rider Univ.

Audelay and the Saints: Names, Authorship, and Canonicity
Susanna Fein, Kent State Univ.

III. Session 274: Friday, May 7, 1:30 p.m., Fetzer 2016
Sequences of Manuscript and Book Production
Presider: Martha W. Driver

Manuscript Evidence for Quire Assembly
Linne Mooney, Univ. of Maine

Guy and Bevis: Travels of Two British Heroes in Manuscript and Print
Sián Echard, Univ. of British Columbia

Beyond the Booklet: The Complicated Birth of a Composite Manuscript
Erik Kwakkel, Univ. of British Columbia/Vrije Univ. Amsterdam

IV. Session 318: Friday, May 7, 3:30, Valley II Garneau Lounge
John Audelay and His Book II: Alliterative Traditions
Presider: Susanna Fein

Poem 54 in Audelay's MS Douce 302: De tribus regibus mortuis
Eric G. Stanley, Univ. of Oxford

Poem 2
Derek Pearsall, Harvard Univ.

Audelay and the Langland Tradition
Richard Firth Green, Ohio State Univ.

Early Book Society Business Meeting
8:30 p.m., Bernhard 105
Come to pay late dues, share ideas for K'xszoo '05, discuss conferences,
publications and other topics of interest to the membership.

V. Session 455: Saturday, May 8, 1:30 p.m., Fetzer 2016
Glossing Over the Middle Ages: Marginal and Interlineal Notation
Presider: Sián Echard, Univ. of British Columbia

The Ways Books Change: Annotations in Schedel's 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle
Jonathan Green, College of Charleston

Love in the Margins: Transforming the Ackerman
Keith Alderson, Univ. of Chicago

Marginalia in Caxton's Romances: Some Evidence of the Contemporary Reader
Yu-Chiao Wang, Univ. of Cambridge

VI. Session 539: Saturday, May 8, 3:30 p.m., Sangren 2502
Libraries, Collections, and Collectors in the Later Middle Ages
Presider: Janetta Rebold Benton, Pace Univ./Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fourteenth-Century Library Inventories of the Franciscan Convents
Neslihan Senocak, Erasmus Institute, Univ. of Notre Dame

The Medieval Libraries of Belgium: A Progress Report
Benjamin Victor, Univ. de Montréal

John Nuton's Books: Ownership and Production in Fifteenth-Century Kent
Jason O'Rourke, Queen's Univ., Belfast

EBS Conference 2005

Plans are currently underway for the EBS conference, tentatively titled "New Finds in Old Books and MSS, 1350 – 1550," to be held at the Queen's University, Belfast, in 2005. The dates are July 6-9 with an optional trip on July 10, so that conferees can travel on to Leeds (scheduled for 11-14 July 2005) or to other parts of Ireland. Conferees may choose to be housed in hotel accommodation in the university area or in the student rooms, though meals will be taken together. Accommodation for the conference will likely be in the Elms Halls of Residence on the Malone Road, a 10-minute walk from the University on a pleasant avenue. A list of hotels and b & bs will also be circulated to EBS members by fall 2004. According to Jason O'Rourke and Stephen Kelly, there will be no problem during these dates with restaurants, cafés and bars being open, and everything is normal in town through July 11. The area around the university is regarded as very safe in any case. The costing will be fully worked out by this summer, but the trip should be no more expensive than previous EBS conferences and may, in fact, be a bit less costly than some. Please also keep in mind Jason's promise at the Durham business meeting -- to put on an unforgettable ceilidh for us. More information on the conference will follow, but please mark those dates (July 6-10) on your calendar for 2005.

JEBS 7 and 8

JEBS 7, forthcoming in summer 2004, will contain several longer essays that have developed from papers originally presented at the Cork conference in 2001, along with shorter essays in the Nota Bene section, many reviews of books written by or of interest to EBS members, and three descriptions of library collections members may wish to visit. The issue will be sent to all members who pay their dues by the annual business meeting of the Early Book Society or by May 7. Copies may also be ordered separately. Longer papers (35-40 pp) are also being collected for JEBS 8 to appear in summer 2005. These should be substantial essays and may consider any aspect of the history of manuscripts and/or printed books with emphasis on the period between 1350 and 1550. Essays must include endnotes and a full Works Cited list. Please send essays for consideration in duplicate with an abstract to Martha Driver. A limited number of illustrations may be included with complete captions and permissions citations; xeroxes of these should initially be sent with papers for consideration to the editor.

Notes on recent discoveries (4-10 pp, with endnotes), highlighting little-known or recently uncovered texts or images, may be sent to Linne Mooney MOONEY@MAINE.EDU. Brief descriptions (150-450 words) of little- or lesser-known collections and libraries of interest to the Society are always welcome and may be sent to Martha Driver, Early Book Society, Department of English, Pace University, 41 Park Row, New York, NY 10038. Members of the Early Book Society who are recent authors may send review books for consideration to Susan Powell, Reviews Editor, Dept of English, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT UK. For further information, contact Susan Powell S.Powell@salford.ac.uk.

JEBS Subscription Information

While many EBS members have already ordered JEBS 7 with their membership renewal, copies may also be ordered separately. If you are ordering from outside the US, you can pay with VISA (in U.S. dollars) using the order form that may be downloaded here. Libraries may purchase copies directly from Ingram Library Services (1-800-937-5300). JEBS 7 will be included in 2003-2004 membership if paid before the annual meeting in May 2004.

An English Codicological Vocabulary: Colloquium to be held 8 - 10 July 2004

Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies, University of London, Senate House

Since its foundation in 1953, one of the aims of the Comité international de paléographie latine (CIPL) has been the compilation of multilingual dictionaries of codicological and palaeographical terms used in the description of medieval manuscript books. In 1985 Denis Muzerelle, then Secretary General of CIPL, published a Vocabulaire codicologique: Répertoire méthodique des termes français relatifs aux manuscrits. This has been followed in 1996 and 1997 by Italian and Spanish versions based upon the Vocabulaire, but making a number of additions

At CIPL's XIIIth Colloquium in 2000, A.I. Doyle offered to promote production of an English version and then sent copies of his own provisional and partial list of equivalents to the French, with a few additions, to a number of people interested in commenting with alternative and additional terms. Now Ian, David Ganz (Professor of Palaeography, University of London) and Pamela Robinson (Secretary General, CIPL), have arranged with the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, to hold a colloquium there to further discussion of terms in what is the language not only of one nation but increasingly also of international electronic information exchange.

M. Muzerelle's recent website http://vocabulaire.irht.cnrs.fr/vocab.htm presents a multilingual combination of the French, Italian, Spanish and provisional English terms, along with illustrations, and further provides an opportune moment for such discussion. It is hoped that potential participants will use this site to prepare their own submissions, together with any necessary illustrations, in advance of the colloquium, so that they can be circulated to other participants and the editors of a subsequently publishable English vocabulary.

A vocabulary is not the same as an encyclopaedia of codicology. The terms listed are those which may need translation or explanation, especially for someone better acquainted with another language or field of study, or which are used with a special application. It is not intended that the whole range of terms employed for such crafts as paper-making, binding, or conservation, should be included but only terms with relevance to the study of manuscripts and their histories. It should be noted that, as CIPL has not yet achieved its aim of producing a palaeographical vocabulary, discussion of types and features of script will be excluded from the present colloquium.

Each session, following the order of the Vocabulaire, will be lead by a panel of two or three experts to be followed by discussion. Each day's sessions will begin at 11 a.m. in order to facilitate attendance by those travelling from outside central London, and will end by 6 p.m.

Admittance to the University Library's Palaeography Room will be arranged for participants so that they may verify terms and examples from its rich collections of facsimiles, catalogues, periodicals and monographs, before and after sessions.

Discussants will include Albert Derolez (President, CIPL), Consuelo Dutschke (Columbia University Library), Christopher de Hamel (Corpus Christi College Cambridge), Michael Gullick (Independent Scholar), J.P. Gumbert (Leiden), Bernard Meehan (Trinity College Dublin), Nigel Morgan (Oslo), Malcolm Parkes (Oxford), Kathleen Scott (Independent Scholar), Barbara Shailor (Yale), Richard Sharpe (Oxford), Patricia Stirnemann (Institut de Recherche et d'Histoire des Textes, Paris), and Jenny Sheppard (Independent Scholar).

The registration fee for three days is £75; reduced fee for AMARC members £60. Fee for single days £30 each; reduced fee for AMARC members £25. Checks (in sterling only) should be made payable to 'The University of London.' Mastercard and Visa are accepted. Please register by 18 June 2004; fees will then rise by £10.

A conference registration form and further information may be obtained from Pamela Robinson, Institute of English Studies, Malet St., London WC1E 7HU UK robinson@saaas.ac.uk or from Jon Millington jon.millington@sas.ac.uk. For further information, see also the website for the Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies, Institute of English Studies, http://www.sas.ac.uk/ies/centre.htm.


Alan Hindley writes to say that he is now the editor (taking over from the esteemed Graham Runnalls) of the journal European Medieval Drama. He invites colleagues to to submit material for publication in the next issue of EMD (no. 8, 2004), a journal that publishes original research on any aspect of medieval European drama. In particular, the journal welcomes contributions on medieval drama in languages other than English. It is also keen to publish articles of a comparative nature, particularly those describing links between English and Continental theater. The journal also publishes, space permitting, translations into English of short medieval plays in other languages. Articles are generally published in French or in English, though exceptionally contributions in other languages may be appropriate, provided they are accompanied by a short résumé in English or in French. The editor further hopes to include in each issue a selection of reviews of recently published major works in the field of medieval drama. Articles should be sent, either in hard copy with diskette; or as an e-mail attachment (PC/Windows, preferably in rtf format or Word) to the General Editor: Dr Alan Hindley, Senior Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages, University of Hull, HULL, HU6 7RX, UK (Tel: [44] 01482 465833 Fax: [44] 01482 465020).

Morgan Library Closed until 2006

Recently members of the Pierpont Morgan Library received a letter from its director, Charles Pierce, explaining that there were some delays in the ongoing building renovation. The Library is slated to reopen at some point in 2006. In the meantime, collections can be consulted online through Corsair The Morgan Library
29 East 36th Street
New York, NY 10016-3403
Phone: (212) 590-0315
Fax: (212) 730-4714
E-mail: readingroom@morganlibrary.org

The Morgan looks forward to offering improved services and facilities upon reopening in 2006 with a new and more spacious Reading Room.

News from Middle English Texts

Margaret Connolly and William Marx gave an update on the latest publications of Middle English Texts, publisher of books by several prominent EBS members, at the eighth biennial conference of the Early Book Society in Durham 2003. Margaret Connolly will also attend the New Chaucer Society Congress in Glasgow in July 2004, and will be happy to meet there with current and prospective contributors. Negotiations are underway meanwhile with an American distributor to allow North American customers to place orders for Middle English texts more easily. Jill Havens, a member of EBS who has an essay in the forthcoming issue of JEBS, reports good progress on her edition of A Devotional Anthology: Booklet 3 of Oxford, University College MS 97, and Eddie Jones has received an AHRB award for the completion of The Exhortation to Disce Mori, edited from Oxford, Jesus College MS 39. The new address for Winter is: Universitätsverlag Winter, Handschuhsheimer Schloesschen, Dossenheimer Landstr. 13, 69121 Heidelberg Germany. Website: http://www.winter-verlag-hd.de/.

Calls for Papers

History of the Book at PAMLA
November 5 - 7, 2004

Several special sessions on the history of the book are currently being organized for the annual meeting of PAMLA. Please send general inquiries or a 50-word proposal by March 15 to Cyndia Susan Clegg, Distinguished Professor of English, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA 90263-4225 CCLEGG@PEPPERDINE.EDU.

Medicine Across Cultures, 600 - 1600
19th Barnard Medieval and Renaissance Conference
Barnard College, New York
December 4, 2004

Deadline for abstracts is April 15. Papers should focus on medieval and Renaissance medical theory and practice (comparative analysis of two or more cultures/traditions is especially welcome). Possible topics include theories of the body and its workings, signs and cures of sickness, definitions of health, ideas on the circulation of fluids, notions of equilibrium, pharmacological theory, connections between medicine and empirical science, the relationship of medicine to theology and psychology, medical education and practitioners, medicine and the arts, and medicine and music. Contact Joel Kaye, Department of History, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 jkaye@barnard.edu.

SELIM 16th International Conference
University of Seville, Spain
7-9 October

The Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature asks participants interested in offering 20-minute papers (followed by 10-minute discussion periods) to e-mail a 100-to-250-word abstract (preferably WordPerfect, MSWord, or .rtf) to: selim16@us.es. The deadline for reception of abstracts is 30 April 2004. All submissions should include name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s), as well as telephone, fax, postal address, and e-mail addresses. Please indicate also if you will need any technical support for your presentation. Website: http://www.us.es/ciselim

Science, Literature, and the Arts in the Medieval and Early Modern World
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS)
Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York
October 22-23, 2004

Two copies of session proposals or one-page paper abstracts, as well as requests for audio-visual equipment, should be sent by June 1, 2004. The conference will bring together scholars from a range of disciplines working on connections among science, literature, and the arts from 400-1750, in both European as well as non-European cultures. A volume of proceedings is planned. For further information, contact Dana Stewart, CEMERS, Binghamton University, Binghamton NY 13902-6000 stewart@binghamton.edu. Web: http://cemers.binghamton.edu/

Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America
Queens' College, Clare College and Fitzwilliam College
Cambridge, UK
7-9 April 2005

Plenary lecture by Philip Ford, Clare College. To submit proposals for panels or individual papers electronically, go to the RSA site: . The deadline for submissions is 23 May 2004. Special sessions are sponsored at this conference by SHARP under the title Books and Their Settings in Renaissance Europe. For more about SHARP, see http://www.sharpweb.org. Also please note the RSA's rule that all paper-givers and chairs must be members in good standing of the Renaissance Society of America by August 2004 or they will not be included on the program.

Conferences to Attend

Between Picture and Word: The Book of Kings (Morgan 638) in Focus
The Index of Christian Art and the Princeton University Art Museum
Saturday, March 27, 2004
Room 101, McCormick Hall, Princeton University

Speakers include Adelaide Bennett, Alison Stones and William Voelkle. Attendance is limited. To register, please write, FAX, or email your name, institutional affiliation and telephone number to Linda Clos, Princeton University Visitors and Conference Services, 71 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08544 LCLOS@PRINCETON.EDU. Further details are available on the websites of the Index of Christian Art http://www.ica.princeton.edu/ and the Princeton University Art Museum http://www.princetonartmuseum.org/. This conference is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Book of Kings: Art, War and Morgan Library Medieval Picture Bible, Princeton University Art Museum, March 6 - June 6, 2004.

11th Triennial Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society
University of Wisconsin, Madison (Pyle Center)
July 29 - August 4 2004

Plenary speakers will be Mary and Richard Rouse (UCLA), Christopher Page (Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge), and C. Stephen Jaeger (University of Illinois). Registration information is available on the webpage of the Department of French and Italian (http://frit.lss.wisc.edu/frit/). Inquiries may be addressed to either Christopher Kleinhenz or Keith Busby at The Department of French and Italian, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 618 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison,xs WI 53706, USA (fax: 608-265-3892; e-mail: ckleinhe@wisc.edu or kbusby@wisc.edu).

The New Chaucer Society Congress
University of Glasgow
July 15-19

The University of Glasgow cordially invites members of the New Chaucer Society to the 14th Biennial Congress at Glasgow. The Registration form is now on the web and the completed forms should be sent to: Conference & Visitor Services, The Chaucer Society Congress, University of Glasgow, No. 2 The Square, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK. See http://www.gla.ac.uk/welcome/index.html.

The Thirty-First Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies
with The Bibliographical Society of America
Saint Louis University
October 15-16, 2004

Sponsored by the Vatican Film Library and Manuscripta, the conference will present special papers focusing thematically on the transition from script to print. In conjunction with these conferences, a reception will be held at the St Louis Art Museum marking the opening of an exhibition of manuscripts from The Pierpont Morgan Library entitled “Painted Prayers: Medieval and Renaissance Books of Hours.” Contact: Vatican Film Library, Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis Univ, 3650 Lindell Blvd., St Louis, MO. Websites: http://www.bibsocamer.org/, http://www.slu.edu/libraries/vfl/events.htm.


NEH Research Fellowships Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University, 2003-2004

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites applications for six fellowships of five weeks duration to conduct research in the collections of the Vatican Film Library or in the rare book and manuscript collections of Pius XII Memorial LIbrary at Saint Louis University. Applicants must have the doctorate or be a PhD-candidate at the dissertation stage. Topics may be proposed on any subject in the areas of paleography, codicology, illumination, editing, history, philosophy, theology, science, literature, scriptural and patristic studies, Roman and Canon law. Priority will be given applicants with paleographical and linguistic skills. For details on the Vatican Film Library, see http://www.slu.edu/libraries/vfl. For information on rare books and MSS, see http://www.slu.edu/libraries/pius/archives/collections/collections.html. There is no formal application deadline. Contact: David T. Murphy, Director, CMRS, Saint Louis University, 221 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103 (314-977-7180, FAX 314-977-3704, cmrs@slu.edu.

Schallek Fellowships and Awards

The Medieval Academy has just announced its new collaboration with the Richard III Society-American Branch in offering a full-year fellowship and five graduate student awards. The fellowship and awards are supported by a generous gift to the Richard III Society from William B. and Maryloo Spooner Schallek. The Schallek Fellowship provides a one-year grant of $30,000 to support Ph.D. dissertation research in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500). The annual application deadline is 15 October.

The Schallek awards support graduate students conducting research in any relevant discipline dealing with late-medieval Britain (ca. 1350-1500). The $2,000 awards help defray research expenses such as the cost of travel to research collections and the cost of photographs, photocopies, microfilms, and other research materials. The cost of books or equipment (e.g., computers) is not included. The annual application deadline is 15 February.

Applicants to both Schallek programs must be members of the Medieval Academy. Graduate students who are members of the Medieval Academy and who seek support to research and write Ph.D. dissertations on topics related to medieval Britain before 1350 or on any other medieval topic should apply to the Medieval Academy Dissertation Grant program. For more information, contact the Medieval Academy http://www.medievalacademy.org/.

American Academy in Rome

The American Academy in Rome announces its 2004 Rome Prize competition. Each year, up to seven Rome Prizes are awarded in the field of Medieval Studies. Rome Prize winners reside at the Academy's eleven-acre center in Rome and receive room and board, and a study. Both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral awards are available and carry stipends of $15,000 and $20,000, respectively. Residencies are eleven months. Two-year residencies are awarded to pre-doctoral candidates whose proposal investigates the history of art or architecture.

Applicants for pre-doctoral fellowships must have fulfilled all pre-dissertation requirements by the application deadline. Applicants for post-doctoral fellowships must have received the Ph.D. by the time of application. The Academy invites proposals in archaeology, history, the history of art and architecture, literary studies and musicology. These disciplines are intended to be suggestive, not exclusive. Any humanistic approach, or combination of approaches, to these areas will be given consideration. Furthermore, comparative projects and projects that cut across conventional and arbitrary chronological limits are welcome. The American Academy in Rome is one of the leading overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities. Through a nationally juried process, up to 30 Rome Prize fellowships are awarded, annually, in architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, visual arts, ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies and modern Italian studies. The annual deadline for the Rome Prize is 1 November. For further information or to download guidelines and an application, visit the AAR Website (http://www.aarome.org/) or contact the American Academy in Rome, 7 E. 60th St., New York, NY 10022, Attn: Programs (212-751-7200; fax: 212-751-7220; info@aarome.org). Please state specific field of interest when requesting information.

Conferences, Colloquia, Talks, Exhibitions of Interest to EBS Members

Apr 1-3 Medieval Academy Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. http://www.medievalacademy.org/annual_meetings.htm.

Apr 14 "Who Was the Maiden on the Moor?" Bloomfield Memorial Lecture, delivered by Richard Firth Green, at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. 5:00 - 6:30, in the Thompson Room, Barker Center for the Humanities. Contact: Katherine Horsley khorsley@fas.harvard.edu.

Apr 15-18 Conference of the Celtic Studies Association of North America at the University of Toronto, co-hosted by the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Celtic Studies Program, St. Michael's College. Contact: David N. Klausner, Centre for Medieval Studies, 39 Queen's Park Cresc. E., Toronto ON M5S 2C3, Canada (klausner@chass.utoronto.ca.

Apr 18 Nancy Regalado, Le Roman de Fauvel, lecture (1 pm) at The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum, Ft Tryon Park, NY. Tickets: $35. Followed by a concert performed by the Boston Camerada (1 pm, 3 pm). Website http://www.metmuseum.org/

Apr 16-17 "Medieval Perceptions of Women and Womanhood," the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, sponsored by the University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee. Contact: Susan J. Ridyard, Dept. of History, Univ. of the South, 735 University Ave., Sewanee TN 37383 http://www.sewanee.edu/Medieval/main.html.

Apr 16-17 "Wind and Water: The Medieval Mill." Annual interdisciplinary conference of the Center for Medieval Studies, Penn State University. Contact: Vickie Ziegler, 409 S. Burrowes Bldg., University Park, PA 16802 (814-863-7484; vlz1@psu.edu).

Apr 16-17 "Narrative for Eye and Ear: Medieval and Renassance." Twenty-fifth Annual Medieval/Renaissance Forum, at Plymouth State University, in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Contact: Naomi Kline, Plymouth State Univ., Plymouth, NH 03264 nkline@plymouth.edu.

Apr 25 Concert of music celebrating Machaut. The Hilliard Ensemble at The Cloisters, Ft. Tryon Park (1 pm, 3 pm). See website http://www.metmuseum.org/.

Apr 30-May 2 The tenth annual interdisciplinary conference of the Europäischen Totentanz-Vereinigung, at the Akademie der Bildenden K&yyml;nste, in Vienna. Selected papers will be published in the society's journal, L'art macabre. Contact: Totentanz-Vereinigung, Marienstr. 25, D-40212 Düsseldorf, Germany (+49-211-854-9005; fax: +49-211-869-3790; webmaster@totentanz-online.de, http://www.totentanz-online.de/.

Apr 30-May 2 "Childhood and Family Relations in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age," at the University of Arizona, Tucson. Contact Albrecht Classen, Dept. of German Studies, 301 Learning Services Bldg., Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 (520-621-1395; fax: 520-626-8268), aclassen@u.arizona.edu.

May 2-5 Fourth conference of the Richard III Society, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Contact: Sharon Michalove, Dept. of History, Univ. of Illinois, 300B Gregory Hall, Urbana, IL 61801 mlove@uiuc.edu.

May 6 Romanesque: Sainte-Foy in Conques, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Santiago de Compostela, and the Island Monastery of Mont Saint-Michel. Lecture by Janetta Rebold Benton (Pace University) at 6 pm, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Call 212-570-3949 for tickets.

May 6-7 "The History of the Irish Book." An international conference hosted by the Department of English of the University of Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, and the Institute of Cultural, Textual and Documentary Studies of Troyes, in Troyes, France. Contact: Sylvie Mikowski, Irish Studies, Univ. of Reims, 2, Square des Bouleaux, 75019 Paris, France Sylvie.mikowski@noos.fr.

May 13 Gothic: Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris, Wells Cathedral in England, and Santa Croce in Florence. Lecture by Janetta Rebold Benton (Pace University) at 6 pm, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Call 212-570-3949 for tickets.

May 13-16 "Fame and Notoriety in the Middle Ages and Renaissance." Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Conference in Durango, Colorado. Contact: Katherine Clark, Dept. of History, Fort Lewis Coll., 1000 Rim Dr., Durango, CO 81301 (970-247-7324; fax: 970-247-7127) , clark_k@fortlewis.edu.

May 30-June 3 "Manuscript Books in the Early Middle Ages (saec. VI-XI)," sponsored by the Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame; the Societé Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino (SISMEL); and the Department of Medieval Studies, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, at the Villa Barberini, Piazza San Pietro, in Rome. Contact: Michael Gorman michael.gorman@fastwebnet.it.

June 4 "Excavating the Medieval Book: A Symposium in Honor of Sandra Hindman." Sponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library and the Department of Art History, Northwestern University, at the Newberry Library, Chicago. Contact: Nina Rowe or David Areford DAVID.AREFORD@UMB.EDU. Website: http://www.newberry.org/nl/renaissance/L3rrenaissance.html.

June 9 Exhibition: Voices for Tolerance in an Age of Persecution. Folger Library, Washington, D.C. Website: http://www.folger.edu/.

June 24-27 "Saints and Patronage." Symposium co-sponsored by the Medieval Studies Department of Central European University and the Hagiography Society, in Budapest. Contact: Sherry Reames, Dept. of English, Univ. of Wisconsin, 600 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706 (fax (608) 263-3709). slreames@wisc.edu. Website: http://mendota.english.wisc.edu/~hagio.

July 8-10 "The World of Travellers: Exploration and Imagination." Sixth Germania Latina Conference, at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. The conference will focus on representations of realistic or imaginary cross-cultural journeys, in medieval Latin and Germanic texts up to c. 1200, with particular emphasis on the transmission and transformation of Latin traditions in the vernacular literatures. Contact: Kees Dekker, Dept. of English (+ 31 50 363 5842). C.Dekker@let.rug.nl. Website: http://www.let.rug.nl/germania-latina.

July 12-15 “Clash of Cultures: International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, England. Contact: Axel MŸller, International Medieval Inst., Parkinson Bldg 1.03, Univ. of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, U.K. (+44-113-343-3614; fax: +44-113-343-3616). . Website: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/imi/imc/imc.htm.

July 20-23 "London and the Kingdom in the Late Middle Ages," a conference in honor of Caroline Barron, at Harlaxton Manor, Lincs, UK. Contact: Eleanor Quinton eleanor.quinton@btopenworld.com.

July 20-24 The Seventh Cardiff Conference on the Theory and Practice of Translation in the Middle Ages, hosted by the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, the University of Calgary, and the University of Wales, Cardiff, in Paris. Papers may be given in English or French. Contact: Jacqueline Jenkins, Dept. of English, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr., NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada jenkinsj@ucalgary.ca.

Aug 4-6 "(Re)Creating Arthur." Interdisciplinary conference hosted by King Alfred's College, in Winchester, England. Contact: Phil Cardew, School of Cultural Studies, King Alfred's Coll., Winchester SO22 4NR, England http://homemail.nyu.edu/attach/pcardew@wkac.ac.uk.

Aug 16-17 "Testing the Pen: Medieval Celtic Manuscripts." International conference in association with the AHRB-funded "Gaelic Manuscripts of Scotland" project, at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Contact: Sharon J. Arbuthnot, School of Language and Literature (Celtic), Taylor Bldg., King's College, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3UB s.j.arbuthnot@abdn.ac.uk.

Sept 9-11 "The Multicultural Middle Ages and Beyond." Seventeenth biennial conference of the Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS), at the University of Stellenbosch, in South Africa. Contact: Eugenie R. Freed-Isserow, School of Langs., Disc. of English, Univ. of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, So. Africa eugenief@netactive.co.za.

Oct 7-9 CARA meeting (Medieval Academy's Committee on Centers and Regional Associations), Santa Clara University. Contact: Richard K. Emmerson RKE@medievalacademy.org.

Oct 8-9 "Princely Virtues in the Middle Ages, 1200-1500," hosted by The Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research (NWO) and the Catholic University of Nijmegen (co-sponsors of a research program entitled A Genealogy of Morals: The Cardinal Virtues in Medieval Discourse, 500-1500), in Nijmegen. The conference seeks to reflect on Latin texts from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries that defined, legitimized or criticized secular rule by using catalogues of virtues originating from ancient philosophy as well as Christian moral theology. Contact: Albrecht Diem, Afd. Geschiedenis, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, Postbus 9103, 6500 HD Nijmegen, The Netherlands (+31-24-36-12830; fax: +31-24-36 12807). a.diem@let.kun.nl.

Oct 13-16 “ Medieval and Early Modern Queens and Queenship: Questions of Income and Patronage,” an interdisciplinary workshop at the Central European University, Budapest: Contact: Orsolya Réthelyi mphreo01@phd.ceu.hu or Attila Bárány baranyat@axelero.hu. FAX: +36-1-327-3055.

Oct 24-Jan 9 Exhibition: Art from the Court of Burgundy: The Patronage of Dukes Philip the Bold and John the Fearless (1363-1419). Cleveland Museum of Art. Website: http://www.clevelandart.org/.