6th International Symposium Program

Urban Space: The Experience of Urban Life in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age

University of Arizona, Tucson, Thursday, May 1-May 4, 2008
Organized by Albrecht Classen, Dept. of German Studies

Location: Conference Room of Special Collections, University of Arizona Main Library

Registration: $60.  Students and other attendees in the audience: $15/day.

THURSDAY, May 1, 2008, 7-9 p.m. RECEPTION (Hosted by UA), Riverpark Inn (room tba) (probably hospitality room, a suite, either no. 132 or 134) – feel free to drop in and to stay as long as you like, but the room will be a suite where one of the participants is staying, so we should not impose ourselves for too long after 9 p.m.

FRIDAY, May 2:

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE: Each Speaker will have twenty minutes for the talk, and ten minutes for discussions.

8:30 a.m. Pick-up at the hotel. Please be in the lobby punctually.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION: 8:55 – 9:00 a.m. Albrecht Classen (University of Arizona):Special Collections, Main Library

Chair, if not listed otherwise: Albrecht Classen

9:00-9:30 a.m.:  Nicole Clifton, Northern Illinois University: Alexander, Destroyer of Cities

9:30-10:00 a.m.: Britt Rothauser, University of Connecticut, Storrs: Urban Waters: the Use of Water in the Depiction of Medieval Celestial and Earthly Cities

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Connie Scarborough, University of Cincinnati: Urban Space in Celestina

10:30-10:45 a.m.: Coffee/Tea Break: Hosted by UA

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.: Julia Shinnick, University of Louisville: Conflict and Resolution in the Temple: Two Original Sequences from Reims, ca. 1230

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.: Marika Snider, University of Utah: Women’s Space in Medieval Cairo

11:45 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.: Alan V. Murray, University of Leeds, UK: The Demographics of Urban Space in Crusade-Period Jerusalem 1099-1187

12:10 -1:00 p.m. Lunch: Special Collections, UA Library:  Hosted by UA
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.: Kisha G. Tracy, University of Connecticut, Storrs: “Defining the Medieval City through Death”

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.: Patricia Turning, Arizona State University: “Personal Conflict and Public Eruption: Violence, Urban Residents and Visitors in Fourteenth-Century Toulouse”

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.: Rosa Alvarez Perez, Barrington, RI: Next-Door Neighbors: Aspects of Judeo-Christian Cohabitation

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.: Birgit Wiedl, St. Pölten, Austria: Jews and the City: Parameters of Urban Jewish Life in late-Medieval Austria

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Coffee Break: Hosted by UA

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.: Jeanette Zissell, University of Connecticut: Universal Salvation in the Earthly City: The Significance of the Hazelnut in the Showings of Julian of Norwich

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.: Daniel Pigg, University of Tennessee at Martin: Imagining Urban Life and Its Discontents: Chaucer’s “Cook’s Tale” and Masculine Identity

4:15 – 4:45 p.m.: Jean E. Jost, Bradley University, IL: The Liminal Spaces in Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale:
Perilous or Protective?

4:45 – 5:15 p.m.: Siegfried Christoph, University of Wisconsin-Parkside: Gottfried Hagens’ Chronik der Stadt Köln

5:15-5:45 p.m.: Tour of the campus; visit of the library

5:45-7:00 p.m.: Dinner: Hosted by UA Student Memorial Union, Redington Cafe (3rd floor, SW corner)

Shuttle back to the hotel at 7:15 p.m.

Reception: Riverpark Inn: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Hosted by UA


8:25 a.m. Pick-up at the hotel (please be punctual)

8:50-9:20 a.m.: Lia Ross, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque: Anger and the City: Who was in Charge of the Paris cabochien Revolt of 1413?

9:20-9:50 a.m.: C. David Benson, University of Connecticut: The Dead and the Living: Medieval English Guides to the Marvels and Martyrs of Rome

9:50-10:20 a.m.: Andreas Meyer, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany: Hereditary Laws and City Topography. On the Development of the Italian Notarial Archives in the Late Middle Ages

10:20-10:35 a.m. Coffee/Tea Break

10:35 – 11:05 a.m.: Shennan Hutton, UC Davis: Women, Men, and Markets: The Gendering of Market Space in Late Medieval Ghent

 11:05 a.m.-11:45 p.m.: Klaus Amann and Max Siller, Universität Innsbruck, Austria: Urban Literary Entertainment in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age. The Example of Tyrol
11:45 -12:45 p.m.: Lunch (Hosted by UA) – Special Collections, Library

Chair: Catherine Saucier, ASU, Tempe

12:45-1:15 p.m.:  Bonine, Michael, University of Arizona: Waqf and its Influence on the Built Environment of the Medina in the Middle East in the Early Modern Period

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.: Fabian Alfie, University of Arizona: The Merchants of My Florence”: A Socio-Political Complaint from 1457

1:45 p.m. -2:15 p.m.: Albrecht Classen, University of Arizona: Hans Sachs and his Encomia Songs on German Cities
2:15 -2:45 p.m.: Martha Peacock, Brigham Young University, Utah: The Female Sex in the City. The Imaging and Economics of Women Consumers and Merchants in the Netherlandish Marketplace

2:45-3:00 p.m.: Coffee/Tea Break

Chair: Albrecht Classen

3:00-3:30 p.m.: Stephanie Fink De Backer, Arizona State University: The Mask of Enlightenment: Deception and Disorder in Eighteenth-Century Madrid

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: Marilyn Sandidge, Westfield State College, MA: Urban Space as Social Consciousness in Isabella Whitney’s ‘Will and Testament.’

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Allison P. Coudert, University of California at Davis: Sewers, Cesspools, and Privies: Waste as Reality and Metaphor in Pe-modern European Cities

 4:30-5:00 p.m.: Pınar Kayaalp-Aktan (Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey), Ramapo College, New Jersey: The Role of Imperial Mosque Complexes (1543-1583) in the Urbanization of Üsküdar (in absentia, read by Michael Bonine)

5:10 p.m.: Pick-up for transportation to restaurant: La Cocina (Old Town Artisans), 201 N. Court Ave (520 – 622-0351)

5:45 p.m. Dinner: Southwestern Buffet

From here you can either walk back to the hotel (pleasant walk, ca. 0.7 miles), or catch a ride with me in the van.

8:00-p.m. Reception, Riverpark Inn (Hosted by UA)

8:30 p.m.: Roundtable Discussion: What have we achieved? Where do we go from here?

Preparation for publication

Sunday, May 4: Excursion to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Pick-up at the hotel: 8:15 a.m. (limit of max. 14 people)

For others, I would like to offer a short excursion to the historical mission church San Xavier del Bac (ca. 1790). Pick-up at ca. 9:15 a.m., return to the hotel at ca. 11 a.m.

Pick-up at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum at ca. 11:30 a.m., back to the hotel at ca. 12 p.m.

We wish to acknowledge the generous support of the following sponsors: the University of Arizona Library and Department of Special Collections, the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Arizona, the University of Arizona Medieval Renaissance and Reformation Committee (UAMARRC), the Group of Early Modern Studies (GEMS), the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS, at Arizona State University, Tempe), the UA Departments of German Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Russian, Near Eastern Studies, Psychology, Agriculture, and the Dean of the College of Humanities, Dr. Charles Tatum