Medieval Domesticity: Home, Housing and Household
25th Annual Medieval Studies Conference
March 12-13, 2005

Conference Program
  Saturday, March 12
8:30 am Registration and Coffee
9:00 am Welcome
9:15-10:15 Session 1: Plenary Lecture (Chair: Maryanne Kowaleski, Fordham University)
Felicity Riddy, University of York:
    The Bourgeois Domesticity in Late Medieval England
10:15-10:45 Break
10:45-12:30 Session 2

2A: Urban Domestic Spaces (Chair: Ruth Mazo Karras, University of Minnesota)

Sarah Rees Jones, University of York:
    Building Domesticity in the City: English Urban Housing Before the Black Death
Adrian Chadwick, University of Wales, Newport:
    Gender, Social Spaces and Material Culture in English Towns, c. 1200-1600: Towards Arcaheologies of Inhabitation
Vanessa Harding , Birkbeck, University of London
    Home and Household in Later Medieval London, c. 1450-1550

2B: Domestic Conflict and Change (Chair: Sealy Gilles, Long Island University)

Isabel Davis, University of Warwick:
    A New Medieval Marriage Ethic: Piers Plowman Clashes with St. Paul
Lisa H. Cooper, Stanford University:
    Privy Spaces, Peering Eyes: The Carpenter Poems of Late Medieval England
Derrick Higginbotham , Columbia University:
    The Empty Household: Women, Production and Gender Conflict at the End of the Middle Ages

12:30-2:00 Lunch (on your own)
2:00-3:45 Session 3

3A: Household and Domesticity in the Convent (Chair: Jo Ann McNamara, Hunter College, Emerita)
Emilie Amt, Hood College:
    The Domesticity of Nuns: Family and Household within the Convent
Marilyn Oliva, Marymount College of Fordham University:
    Nuns at Home: The Domesticity of Sacred Space
James Boyce, O. Carm., Fordham University:
    Domesticity in Krakow: Daily Activity and Spiritual Life in a Medieval Carmelite Priory

3B: Household Consumption (Chair: Jim Masschaele, Rutgers University)
Martha Carlin , University of Wisconson, Milwaukee:
    Putting Dinner on the Working Class Table in Late Medieval London
Jeffrey Fynn-Paul, University of Toronto:
    A Comparison of Catalan and Tuscan Standards of Living Amongst Urban Householders, ca. 1420
Susan Mosher Stuard, Haverford College:
    Recycling Luxuries in the First Age of Fashion

3:45-4:15 Break
4:15-5:30 Session 4
4A: Household Occasions (Chair: Robert W. Hanning, Columbia Univeristy)
W. Mark Ormrod, University of York:
    Seasons and Ceremonies: The Royal Household and the Ritual Year in Fourteenth-Century England
Mary Erler , Fordham University:
    Home Visits: Mary, Elizabeth, Margery Kempe and the Feast of the Visitation

4B: Lay Masculinities in the Household (Chair: Pamela Sheingorn, CUNY Graduate Center)
Chara Armon:
    Divine Domesticity in Franciscan Praises of St. Joseph
Nicole Nolan , East Carolina University:
    Weeping for the Virtuous Wife: Affective Piety, Adult Male Householders, and the Popularity of the Griselda Legend
5:30-7:00 Reception



Sunday, March 13

9:00 am Coffee
9:30-10:45 Session 5

5A: Ordering the Household (Chair: Katherine L. French, SUNY, New Paltz)
D. Vance Smith, Princeton University:
    Controlling the Household
Ellen Rice Ketels , Columbia University:
  Divining the Luttrell Household: Manual and Spiritual Labor in the Luttrell Psalter
Beth Holman , Bard Graduate Center:
    The Stepped Buffet/Credenza: Rank and File, Ordine and Assemblage

5B: Domestic Goods (Chair: Joel Rosenthal, SUNY, Stonybrook)
Jeremy Goldberg, University of York:
    The Fashioning of Bourgeois Domesticity in Later Medieval England: A Material Culture Perspective
Kate Kelsey Staples, University of Minnesota:
    Daughters and Domesticity: Inheritance in Late Medieval London
Janet Loengard , Moravian College:
    'All Those Goods Which She Brought to Me:' What Might a Wife Get Back at the End of a Marriage?

10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:30 Session 6
6A: Domestic Structures (Chair: Kim Bowes, Fordham University)
Jane Grenville, University of York:
    The Role of Archaeology in Changing Interpretations of the Domestic Sphere: A Rural Case Study From England
Mark Gardiner , Queen's University, Belfast:
  Buttery and Pantry: Categories of Thought and the Late Medieval House in England

6B: Household Erotics (Chair: Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Fordham University)
Nichola McDonald , University of York:
    Household Games and Erotic Education: Elite Medieval Women at Play
Nerina Rustomji, Bard College:
    Humanity at Home: Evolving Images of Households in Islamic Paradise
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