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Ten papers to look forward to at KZoo 2014

49th International Congress on Medieval Studies

The schedule for the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, which will be held at Western Michigan University from May 8-11, 2014 has now been released. You can take a look at the PDF file of the full schedule here.

Here are some of the papers that caught our attention:

The Criminal Irresponsibility of a Sleepwalker in Medieval Canon Law, by Nicolas Laurent-Bonne, Univ. de Reims Champagne-Ardenne (Session 9: Law as Culture: Compensation, Punishment, and Impunity)

Terror Lurks in the Forest? The Representation of Wolves in the Carolingian
World, by Amy K. Bosworth, Muskingum University (Session 45: Early Medieval Europe I)

The Head on the Post and Other Grisly Deeds in Old Norse Gulaþing Law, by Sean Lawing, Háskóli Íslands (Session 100: Paranormal Activity in the Medieval North)

“You will receive so many stab wounds here”: The Role of the Cathedral Chapter in the 1331 Girona Holy Week Riot, by Caroline Smith, University of Toronto (Session 129: Medieval Iberia II)

When Irish Teeth Are Smiling: Genetic Origins of a Celtic People, by Jaimin Weets, SUNY–Potsdam (Session 240: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Celtic Studies and “Celtic”)

Are We There Yet?: Fostered Children on the Move in Medieval Northern Europe, by Lahney Preston-Matto, Adelphi University (Session 340: Portable Culture: Objects and Ideas across the Northern Seas, 500–1500)

A Road to Sin: Aquinas on Despair and Deliberate Wrongdoing, by Ashley Dressel, University of California–Irvine (Session 440: Thomas Aquinas III)

The Social Networks of Wives and Widows after the Norman Conquest: The Case of Hawise of Bacqueville, by Stephanie Christelow, Idaho State University (Session 454: In Honor of George Beech II: Prosopography and Medieval Women)

The End of Grammar Is Death: Alphabetic Thinking in Anglo-Saxon England, by Edward Christie, Georgia State University (Session 523: Strange Letters: Alphabets in Medieval Manuscripts and Beyond I)

Facing the Forains: The Refugee Crisis in Late Medieval Rouen, by Sam Boss, Brown University (Session 548: The Composite City)

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