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We gratefully acknowledge the significant financial contributions to this conference granted by the Deans of Arts and Sciences’ Council at Fordham University: Dr. Eva Badowska, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Robert R. Grimes, SJ, Dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Dr. John P. Harrington, Dean of Faculty and Associate Vice President for Arts and Sciences Education, and Dr. Maura Mast, Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill. Special thanks are due to Dr. Jocelyn Wogan-Browne, Thomas and Theresa Mullarkey Chair of English Literature, and Dr. Maryanne Kowaleski, Joseph Fitzpatrick SJ Distinguished Professor of History and Medieval Studies, for their continuous and generous financial support. Further financial assistance was provided by the Departments of Art History and Music, English, History, Philosophy and Theology as well as the Orthodox Christian Studies Center, to all of whom we express our gratitude.

We thank the Conference Committee, Dr. Nina Rowe (Art History) and Dr. Richard Gyug (History) for their tireless organizational work. Further thanks go to Alexa Amore for constructing the conference website and David Smigen-Rothkopf for designing the poster. Graduate assistants Katherine Briant, Sarah Kam-Gordon, Scotland Long, Robert Nayden and Andrew O’Sullivan and undergraduate assistant Carly Andrus were instrumental in the conference preparation, which was expertly planned and executed by Dr. Laura Morreale, Associate Director of the Center for Medieval Studies.