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"Marketplace and Society:
Intersections of the Economic Sphere with the Spheres of Politics, Religion, and Culture"

The 16th Barnard College Medieval And Renaissance Conference, Saturday, December 5, 1998


Those who would like to pre-register, please copy the form below, and mail before November 24th to:

Tiffany Dugan, Coordinator for Med/Ren Conference

Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, NY, NY 10027-6598


fax: (212) 854-5845

For information: (212) 854-8021

(The full program is listed below the registration form)


Pre-Registration $40

Walk-in Registration $50

Alumnae Registration $35

Senior Citizen $20

Student (with ID) $15

(Registration fees include refreshments but not lunch)

Lunch $15


Enclosed is a check for $____________ made payable to Barnard College









Telephone (with area code)


Institutional Affiliation

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McIntosh Center

The Barnard Gate is on the West Side of Broadway at 117th St.

PLENARY SESSION (10:00-12:00)

Richard Goldthwaite, Johns Hopkins University

"The Performance of the Arts Sector of the Florentine Economy in the Renaissance"

Barbara Hanawalt, Ohio State University

"The Marriage Market in Late Medieval London"

LUNCH (12:15-1:45)


Session 1.

1. Alan M. Stahl, American Numismatic Society

"The Mint in the Life of Medieval Venice"

2. Sara Lipton, SUNY Stony Brook

"Money, Matter, and Identity in the Albigensian Crusade"

3. Nathaniel Lane Taylor, Harvard University

"Wills, Piety, and Personal Finance in Twelfth Century Catalonia"

Session 2.

1. Kimberly Latta, St. Louis University

"Money, Motherhood, and Marriage in Milton’s Divorce Tracts"

2. Karen Suben, University of Maryland

"‘The Vertues of Pragmatical Men’: William Scott, Ben Jonson and Business Ethics in Early Modern England"

3. Theresa Coletti, University of Maryland

"Paupertas est donum Dei: Property, Commerce, and Spiritual Desire in Late Medieval English Drama"

Session 3.

1. Michael Davis, Mt. Holyoke College

"Representation and Reality: Building the College of the Bernardines in Paris, 1338-44"

2. Toon Van Houdt, University of Leuven

"The Economics of Art in Early Modern Times: Some humanistic and Scholastic Approaches"

3. Hans Van Miegroet and Neil De Marchi, Duke University "Art Dealers as Cultural Negotiants"

Session 4.

1. June Hall McCash, Middle Tennessee State University

"Negotiating the Text: Poetics and the Patron"

2. Meradith McMunn, Rhode Island College

"Patrons and Manuscript Production of the Roman de la Rose"

3. Carol Symes, Bennington College

"Medieval Theatre in a Global Marketplace"

BREAK (3:30-4:00)


Session 5.

1. James Masschaele, Rutgers University

"The Public Space of the Marketplace in Medieval England"

2. Derek Keene, University of London: Centre for Metropolitan History

"Sites of Desire: City Market Places, What? Where? and When?"

3. Alan Cooper, Harvard University

"Getting to Market: Pontage and Pavage in Medieval


Session 6.

1. Christian Sheridan, Tufts University

"Encressed were or noon: The Canterbury Tales as Interpretive Marketplace"

2. Francesca Pennisi, Yale University

"Face Values: Sex, Money and the Example of Boccaccio’s Alatiel (II.7)"

3. Roberta L. Krueger, Hamilton College

"Honor, Virtue, Treasure: Women’s Value in Households and Courts in Late Medieval Courtesy Books"

Session 7.

1. Anna Maslakovic, Columbia University

"Market Spaces and the Economy of the Sacred: Transformations of the Place des Jacobins (Lyon)"

2 Beth Anne Lee-De Amici, University of Pennsylvania

"In Negociis Collegii: Sacred Rite as a Medium of Exchange in Medieval Oxford"

3. Jonathan Gil Harris, Ithaca College,

"‘The Canker of England’s Commonwealth’: Metaphors of Disease and the Mercantile Global Economy"

Session 8.

1. Nancy Bradley Warren, University of Michigan,

"The Marketplace and Monastic Identity: The case of the English Minoresses"

2. Rebecca Winer, Villanova University

"Silenced Partners: Women Investors in Thirteenth-Century Perpignan"

3. Carol Pech, Johns Hopkins University

"Disordered Markets: Money, Gender, and the English Body Politic"

RECEPTION (5:30-7:00)

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