9th Cologne-Toronto Colloquium

When and Where

Thursday, November 09, 2023 3:00 pm to Saturday, November 11, 2023 7:00 pm
The Great Hall (Room 312)
Lillian Massey
125 Queens Park


The Cologne-Toronto Graduate Student Colloquium - jointly sponsored by the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School, the Research Training Group “Dynamics of Conventionality (400-1550)” and the Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (ZEMAK) of the Universität zu Köln, and the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto - will take place at CMS November 9-11. Guests are invited to join us for a light breakfast and coffee breaks on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11. RSVP Below.



3:00 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks

3:30 - 4:45 pm Session 1
Speaker: Benedikt Lemke (virtually), The Early Transmission of Ordeal Liturgies in the Carolingian Era
Chair: Karl Ubl / Commentator: Jesse Billet

5:00 - 6:15 pm Session 2
Speaker: Braden Sides, Identifying Manuscripts for Use by Local Priests in the Carolingian Archbishopric of Mainz
Chair: Jim Ginther / Commentator: Karl Ubl


8:30 am Breakfast

8:45-10:00 am Session 3
Speaker: Tina Druckenmüller, Keeper of Anselm’s Legacy or Opposing Disciple? Is Gilbert Crispin’s Treatise De anima the Work Anselm Could No Longer Write? 
Chair: Andreas Speer / Commentator: Peter King

10:15-11:30 am Session 4
Speaker: Diego Espinoza, Ockham on Authority and Disagreement
Chair: Martin Pickavé / Commentator: Andreas Speer

coffee break

11:45 am-1:00 pm Session 5
Speaker: Giovanni Lasorella, The Richness of Unoriginality: a Detailed Overview on John Picard of Lichtenberg
Chair: John Magee / Commentator: Martin Pickavé

1:00-2:00 pm Lunch (for Participants)

2:00-3:15 pm Session 6
Speaker: Theresa Neuhoff, On the Representation of Porphyry in 14th-century Panel Painting in Cologne
Chair: Christiane Ackermann / Commentator: Jill Caskey


8:30 am Breakfast

8:45-10:00 am Session 7
Speaker: Álex Bermúdez-Manjarrés, Pleasure in Fiction, Pleasure of Fiction: the Potiphar’s Wife Motif in John of Alta Silva’s Dolopathos (ca. 1184-1212)
Chair: Elisa Brilli / Commentator: Peter Orth

10:15-11:30 am Session 8
Speaker: Annette Kaldorf, Space and Time in William the Breton’s Philippis
Chair: Peter Orth / Commentator: Cillian O’Hogan

coffee break

11:45 am-1:00 pm Session 9
Speaker: Florian Mueller, Closed Doors and Dwarven Secrets: Laurin’s Mountain Kingdom
Chair: Irina Dumitrescu / Commentator: Christiane Ackermann

1:00-2:00 pm Lunch (for Participants)

2:00-3:15 pm Session 10
Speaker: Morgan Elizabeth Moore, Dialogue in Owein and Ywain and Gawain
Chair: Kara Gaston / Commentator: Irina Dumitrescu

coffee break

4:00-5:15 pm Session 11
Speaker: Esther von Stosch, Transcultural Conventions of Material Hybridity in Persian and Middle High German Narratives on Alexander the Great 
Chair: Monika Schausten / Commentator: Markus Stock

5:30-6:45 pm Session 12
Speaker: Somaia Mostafa, Prester John in the scope of medieval Orientalism
Chair: Markus Stock / Commentator: Monika Schausten

6:45 pm Concluding Words

Conveners: Prof. Elisa Brilli, CMS / Italian, University of Toronto, Director & Prof. Andreas Speer, Thomas-Institute, University of Cologne, Director. 


Contact Information

Centre for Medieval Studies