Program for the Cologne-Toronto Graduate Student Colloquium, 29 Sept - 1 Oct

September 16, 2016 by Communications

The Cologne-Toronto Graduate Student Colloquium will be held in Toronto from Thursday 29 September to Saturday 1 October 2016. This interdisciplinary colloquium is sponsored by the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities at the University of Cologne and by the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto with assistance from the Germany/Europe fund of the University of Toronto.

Thursday 29 September (Great Hall, Centre for Medieval Studies)


2:00 pm Welcome: Suzanne Akbari, Director, CMS; Mark McGowan, Senior Academic Advisor to the Dean of Arts and Science, International


2:30-3:45 Session 1

Chair: Susanne Wittekind

Kathrin Borgers: ‘Seeing Through the Artist’s Eyes: The Creative Act of Painting Monsters’

Commentator: Matt Kavaler


4:00-5:15 Session 2

Chair: Jesse Billett

Maria Parousia Clemens: Consecratio duplex: The Relationship between the liturgical Rites of Consecration of Virgins and monastic Profession for Nuns in the Central Middle Ages’

Commentator: Susanne Wittekind


5:30-6:45 Session 3

Chair: Sabine von Heusinger

Eva-Maria Cersovsky: ‘Who Cares? Gender and Health Care in Late Medieval Strasbourg’

Commentator: Nicholas Terpstra


7:30 Dinner


Friday 30 September (Great Hall, Centre for Medieval Studies)


9:00-10:15 Session 4

Chair: Suzanne Akbari

Bogdan Smarandache: ‘Border Warriors and Border Agreements: The Study of the Latin East as a Frontier’

Commentator: Andreas Speer


10:30-11:45 Session 5

Chair: Peter Orth

Kim Alings: ‘Semantic Accesses to the Keyword auctoritas in Primary Sources from the Second to the Ninth Century’

Commentator: Nicholas Everett


12:00-1:15 Session 6

Chair: Nicholas Everett

Jacob Goldowitz: ‘Renovation and Resurgence: Salernitan Medicine’s late-antique and early-medieval Heritage’

Commentator: Peter Orth




2:15-3:30 Session 7

Chair: Monika Schausten

Fabian Scheidel: ‘Turning and Transforming: Body Concepts and binary Oppositions in the Allegory of ‘Frau Welt‘ (‘Lady World’)’

Commentator: Shami Ghosh


3:45-5:00 Session 8

Chair: Shami Ghosh

Walker Horsfall: ‘Frauenlob’s catechistic Imperative: Form and Function in the Kreuzleich

Commentator: Monika Schausten


5:15-6:30 Session 9

Chair: Andreas Speer

Lars Reuke: ‘Many Lives: Vegetal, Animal, and Human Life in Albertus Magnus’

Commentator: Peter King

Dinner-Students’ night


Saturday 1 October (Great Hall, Centre for Medieval Studies)


9:00-10:15 Session 10

Chair: Lawrin Armstrong

Jason Brown: ‘The Composition of St Antoninus’ Summa

Commentator: Sabine von Heusinger


10:30-11:45 Session 11

Chair: Guy Guldentops

Francesca Bonini: ‘The Manuscript Tradition of the Lectura Thomasina

Commentator: Martin Pickavé


12:00-1:15 Session 12

Chair: Martin Pickavé

Boaz Schuman: ‘Quid est veritas? John Buridan on What Makes a Proposition True’

Commentator: Guy Guldentops


Concluding comments


 Tour: The medieval manuscripts of PIMS Library

 Concluding dinner