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UCSB Medieval Studies Program
2007 Colloquium: “Conversion and Apostasy in the Medieval World”
Friday and Saturday, February 2 and 3, 2007
McCune Conference Room

Please register here or contact Edward D. English at 893-3167 or english@history.ucsb.edu.

This winter’s colloquium, “Conversion and Apostasy in the Medieval World,” examines the process and experience of religious conversion from Muslim, Christian and Jewish perspectives. Scholars working in the disciplines of History, Art History, Middle Eastern Studies, Religious Studies, English and Spanish literature will present papers exploring artistic and literary representations of conversion and converts and the impact of religious conversion on ethnic and cultural identities.

Friday February 2, 2007
2-5 pm
McCune Conference Room

 

2:00-2:30 – Welcome and Introductory Remarks
– David Marshall, Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts and Executive Dean of the College of Letters and Sciences, UCSB
– Edward English, Executive Director, UCSB Medieval Studies Program
– Debra Blumenthal, History Department, UCSB and Chair of the Medieval Studies Advisory Committee

 

Panel #1: (2:30-4:30)
Steven Kruger, Professor of English and Medieval Studies, Queens College, CUNY Graduate Center
“CONVERT ORTHODOXIES”

 

A. Katie Harris, Assistant Professor, History Department, University of California, Davis
“CHRISTIANS YOU WERE, AND CHRISTIANS YOU MUST BE”: THE LEAD BOOKS OF SACROMONTE AND THE CONVERSION OF THE MUSLIM PAST IN LUIS DE LA CUEVA’S DIÁLOGOS DE LAS COSAS NOTABLES DE GRANADA"

Comment: L. O. Aranye Fradenburg, English Department,UC Santa Barbara

 

Saturday, February 3, 2007
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
McCune Conference Room

 

Panel #2: (9:30-11:30 AM)
Robert C. Stacey, Department of History, University of Washington
“GENDER AND JEWISH CONVERSION IN THE RITUAL CRUCIFIXION TALE OF ADAM OF BRISTOL.”

Sara Lipton, Department of History, SUNY – Stony Brook
“A LEAKY VESSEL: WOMEN, CONVERSION AND VISION IN THE CANTIGAS DE SANTA MARIA.”

 

Comment: Ramzi Rouighi, Department of History, USC

 

LUNCH BREAK

 

Panel #3: (1:15-3:15 PM)
McCune Conference Room

 

James T. Monroe, Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literatures, University of California, Berkeley
“LITERARY HYBRIDIZATION IN MEDIEVAL IBERIA: THE CASE OF THE BOOK OF GOOD LOVE (ANTECEDENTS AND IMPLICATIONS)”

 

David Wacks, Department of Romance Languages, University of Oregon
“THE CONVERSO QUESTION IN JAUME ROIG’S SPILL”

 

Comment: Harvey Sharrer, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UCSB

 

Panel #4: (3:30-4:30 PM)
Tamer el-Leithy, Society of Fellows, Harvard University
“Suspicious Muslims: Representations of Coptic Converts in Medieval Cairo ”

 

Racha el-Omari, Religious Studies, UCSB

 

4:30-5:00 PM – Final Thoughts

 

Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Medieval Studies, the Departments of History English, Religious Studies, the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, and the College of Letters and Science.

 

Medieval Studies Events, 2006-2007:

The UCSB medieval studies program is involved in various activities during the year, including the annual graduate student conference (held in the spring), as well as colloquia on various topics of interest within the discipline. To receive updates and information about future events, please subscribe to the medannounce email list.

Currently, this year's events include:

Events for 2005-2006 included:

2006 Colloquium - Death and the Hereafter

2006 Graduate Student Colloquium (8 April 2006)

Lectures by David Abulafia, Robert Swanson, and Pamela Long.

Events for 2004-2005 included:

Events for 2003-2004 included:

© 2006 Edward D. English