Kalamazoo 2013

AVISTA will sponsor the following sessions and papers at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies in May 2013:

I. New Studies of the North Transept of Reims I: Archeology, Architecture, and Stained Glass

Session 530 Fetzer
1010, Sunday 8:30am

Presiders: Nancy Wu, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

William W. Clark, Queens College and the Graduate Center CUNY

  • “The Reims North Portal: The Evidence Below Ground” Walter Berry, Université de Bourgogne-CNRS
  • “Changing Geometries in the Reims North Transept” Robert Bork, The University of Iowa
  • “The Rose of the North Arm of the Transept of Reims Cathedral” Sylvie Balcon-Berry, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), Centre André-Chastel
  • “Chronological Evidence in the North Transept Stained Glass of Reims” Meredith Parsons Lillich, Syracuse University emerita

II. New Studies of the North Transept of Reims II: Sculpture

Session 559 Fetzer
1010, Sunday 10:30am

Presider: Paula L. Gerson, The Florida State University

  • “The Construction of a Sculpted Portal: The Last Judgment Portal of the North Transept of Reims Cathedral” Iliana Kasarska, Institut catholique de Paris
  • “Royal and Clerical Iconography and the Chronology of the Reims Last Judgment Portal” Jennifer M. Feltman, The Florida State University
  • “Echoes of the Iconography of the North Transept on the Reverse Façade of Reims Cathedral” Donna L. Sadler, Agnes Scott College
  • “Dissent: Satan, Job and Gregory IX,” Barbara Abou-El-Haj, Binghamton University – SUNY

III. Iron Smelting Demonstration (A Workshop)

Session 523 Swan Pond, Saturday “3:30 pm” (note that this will be ongoing all day and Friday will be build day)

Presider: Steven A. Walton, Michigan Technological University

  • Demonstration by Darrell Markewitz, the Wareham Forge, Proton Station [nr Dundalk], ON

IV. Metal Production and Design

Session 65 Fetzer 1045, Thursday 1:30

Presider: Carol Neuman de Vegvar, Ohio Wesleyan

  • “I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff: Observations on Air Delivery in Bloomery Air Furnaces” Darrell Markewitz, the Wareham Forge, Proton Station [nr Dundalk], ON [Canada]
  • “Early medieval metalwork: ‘T’ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it’” Susan Youngs, indep. Scholar [UK]
  • “Making and Applying Gold Leaf in Early Modern Spain” Ricardo Córdoba, Universidad de Córdoba [Spain]

V. Metals in Architecture

Session 117 Fetzer 1045, Thursday 3:30

Presider: Robert Bork, University of Iowa

  • “Iron Tie Rods in the Construction of Milan Cathedral” Charles R. Morscheck, Jr., Drexel Univ. [USA]
  • “Iron reinforcement in mediaeval buildings: a decade of interdisciplinary investigations on Gothic French Monuments” Maxime L’Heritier, Université Paris VIII [France]
  • “How High the Spire Lincoln Minster’s Missing Meridian” A. Richard Jones, Independent Scholar

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