93rd Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America


Emory University, Atlanta Georgia
1 – 3 March 2018

Program: Click here for the conference program.

Location: Emory Conference Center Hotel, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Emory University is pleased to host the Medieval Academy of America for the first time since 1984. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is the busiest in the world, and travel is made even more convenient by the recent addition of the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal. Atlanta is also home to the High Museum of Art, Emory’s Michael C. Carlos Museum, the Martin Luther King Center, the Civil Rights Museum, the Center for Disease Control, and of course, the Coca-Cola Museum. A more ambitious trip, approximately an hour and a half south of the city, takes you to Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia. The entire conference will be held and housed at the Emory Conference Center, a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired building located on a 26-acre forest preserve.  Shops and restaurants are adjacent at Emory Point. 

Emory University:  http://www.emory.edu

Emory Conference Center:  http://www.emoryconferencecenter.com

Emory Point:  http://www.emory-point.com


1. Representing the Mysteries of Faith in Art, Liturgy, and Devotion

2. The Religious Orders: Diffusion of Artistic and Religious Practices between Monastery and City

3. The Medieval Artes and their Books

4. The Long Fourteenth Century

5. Transconfessional Spaces in Andalusi Cities

6. Umayyad Córdoba and Nasrid Granada: Poetry, Philosophy, and Architecture

7. Restoring Medieval Buildings: Gains, Problems, and Technologies     

8. Materiality of Medieval Objects: What Now?

9. Monumental Narratives: Bayeux and Beyond

10. Legal History of Landholding and Property       

11. New Medieval Economic Institutions

12. Legacy of Rome: Legal, Literary, and Artistic    

13. Migration, Movement, and Slavery         

14. Female Spirituality and Mysticism

15. Bible Translation and Reform Movements

16. Medieval Cosmographies and Geographies

17. Trade and Material Culture in the Mediterranean

18. Chaucer and the Poets

19. Anglo-Saxon Objects and Spaces, Poems and Places

20. Faith and Inquiry: Exegesis, Speculative Theology, and Normative Argument

21. Faith and Culture: Devotional Practices, Symbolism, and Lived Religion

22. Transgressing “Isms”: Platonism, Aristotelianism, Stoicism . . .

23. Comparative Kingship from the Carolingians to 1300

24. Truth, “Truthiness,” and Falsehood in Documentary Practice


Emory Program Committee

Co-chairs: Elizabeth Carson Pastan and James H. Morey

Richard Barton (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
John Bugge
C. Jean Campbell
María Carrión
Kevin Corrigan
Judith Evans-Grubbs
Roxani Margariti
Walter Melion
Philp Reynolds
Alexander Volokh