Cologne-Toronto Graduate Student Colloquium December 12-14, 2019

When and Where

Thursday, December 12, 2019 9:00 am to Saturday, December 14, 2019 6:00 pm
Cologne, Germany


Sponsored jointly by the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School and the Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (ZEMAK), Universität zu Köln, and the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto.

The colloquium will take place in Cologne between the 12th and the 14th of December 2019. Six papers by students of each institution will be presented and commented on by professors of the other institution. The aim of the colloquium is to foster discussion and exchange among graduate students and faculty from both institutions.

This is the seventh colloquium in the series, which alternates between Cologne and Toronto. The University of Cologne is one of the most important German centres for the study of the Middle Ages and shares many ties with the CMS. Participants in past colloquia have benefited from the commentaries of scholars from different academic cultures and from the opportunity to build academic networks in Europe.


2:00 pm  Welcome – Opening

2:30-3:45 pm  Section 1

Chair: Sabine von Heusinger

Adrian Kammerer: Gender and the Spread of the Dominican Third Order

Commentator: Alison More

4:00-5:15 pm  Section 2

Chair: Alison More

Sister Parousia: Female Monks or Brides of Christ? Monastic Profession for Women in Medieval German Rituales

Commentator: Sabine von Heusinger

5:30-6:45 pm  Section 3

Chair: Markus Stock

Florian Müller: Old Tales in a New Medium: On the Prefaces of Printed Books of Heroes (1479-1590 CE)

Commentator: Andreas Hammer


9:00-10:15 am  Section 4

Chair: Susanne Wittekind

Irina Dudar: Medieval Archer Guild Collars as Storehouses of Collective Memory

Commentator: Suzanne Akbari

10:30-11:45 am  Section 5

Chair: Shami Ghosh

Graham Johnson: Liutprand’s of Cremona ‘Antapodosis’ – A “retributive” history of Late-Ninth and Early-Tenth Century European Politics

Commentator: Peter Orth / Dominik Waßenhoven

12:00-1:15 pm  Section 6

Chair: Monika Schausten / Andreas Hammer Alisa Hajdarpašić: Contingency and the Ambivalence of Poetic Justice in ‘Fortunatus’

Commentator: Shami Ghosh

2:15-3:30 pm  Section 7

Chair: Martin Pickavé

Lucas Marincak: Microtonalism and the Middle Ages: Exploring the 17-Tone Hypothesis of George Secor

Commentator: Frank Hentschel


9:15-10:30 am  Section 8

Chair: Suzanne Akbari

Matthew Orsag: ‘Advocati’ in the Lombard Legal Glosses

Commentator: Fiorella Retucci

10:45-12:00 am  Section 9

Chair: Udo Friedrich

Julius Herr: Complex Legendary Narration and the Thematics of Sleep in Heinrich von Veldeke’s ‘Sente Servas’

Commentator: Markus Stock

12:15-1:30 pm  Section 10

Chair: Shami Ghosh

Mary Maschio: The Paradox of Beauty and the Body in Velthandros & Chrysandza, Livistros & Rodamni, and Kallimachos & Chrysorroi

Commentator: Irina Dumitrescu

2:30-3:45 pm  Section 11

Chair: Fiorella Retucci

Francesco de Benedittis: The Commentary by John Pecham on the I Book of the Sentences by Peter Lombard. Critical Edition and Analysis. Prooemium, Prologue and dist. 1-3

Commentator: Martin Pickavé

4:00-5:15 pm  Section 12

Chair: Andreas Speer

Margarete Neuhaus: What is Matter? Three Answers using the Concept of ‘Undetermined Dimensions’

Commentator: Martin Pickavé


Cologne, Germany