XXII TEMA Conference 2012 at the Unviersity of Houston
October 12-13, 2012
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A Message from the President
Welcome to the Texas Medieval Association Conference at the University of Houston, October 12 to 13, 2012. The Conference will be held mostly in the M. D. Anderson Library, in the Rockwell Pavilion and in the Honors College. On the second floor, to your left is the Rockwell Pavilion, and to your right is the Honors College. The Registration Desk is in front of the Rockwell Pavilion.
The Conference begins with Registration all day from 8 am to 4 pm, and coffee and bagels available from 8 to 8:30 in the Rockwell Pavilion, where all the coffee breaks will be. All Friday sessions will be in three Library rooms, as follows: The Rockwell Pavilion, our main room, at the front of the room; The Evans Room, Special Collections, inside the Library – enter the library and go to the rear, up the stairs, and directly back; Room 106T, inside the Library – enter the library and go to the rear, turn left before the stairs when you see the exhibit cases on your right – 106T is on the right.
The First Plenary Address will feature Dolly Jorgensen, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umea University, Sweden, the recipient of many awards for her outstanding research in Medieval environmental history. Dolly received her MA degree at the University of Houston, where she began her academic career. Following the First Plenary, we will disperse for lunch to the front of the University Center, which is currently under construction and being served by a number of Food Trucks. Hopefully the service will be interesting and quick, on Friday afternoon. The Second Plenary Address will feature Timothy Bolton, a University of Oslo Ph. D. whose book The Empire of Canute the Great has received many accolades. He is currently the auction house Sotheby's expert on Medieval Manuscripts. Following a coffee break, we will enjoy a concert of Medieval Music by Cantiga, a Houston music ensemble, performing for us on flutes, recorders, harp, viola da gamba, and other medieval instruments. Judith Steinhoff, professor of Art History at the University of Houston, will introduce her exhibit of Medieval Music Manuscripts in the Houston area, on display in the display cases at the back of the first floor of the library, which we will then view. A wine and beer reception from 5:30-7 pm follows, featuring craft beer from the local Houston brewery The Eighth Wonder.
Saturday, October 13, sessions will take place all day in the Honors College, across from the Rockwell Pavilion. The Saturday Luncheon, Business Meeting and Presidential Address will be in the Waldorf Astoria Room of the UH Hilton Hotel, on the second floor. All coffee breaks will be in the Rockwell Pavilion.
I would like to thank all who have worked hard on the Conference Committee--Judith Steinhoff, Maria Corsi, Martin Melosi, Mike Phifer, Jacob Hellman, Charlotte Whatley and Crescida McCue--and our sponsors from the University of Houston, the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Dean of the Library, Special Collections in the Library, the Archeological Institute of America, Houston Society; the El Paso Corporation Lecture Series, the Honors College, the History Department, the Public History Program, the Art Department, and the School of Music of the University of Houston, without whose help and support this conference would not have been possible.
Sally N. Vaughn
Texas Medieval Association
Many Thanks to Our Contributors
- The Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
- The Dean of the Library
- Special Collections, M. D. Anderson Library
- Rosemary Summers McBride Endowment
- El Paso Corporation Lecture Series
- Archeological Institute of America, Houston Society
- The Honors College
- The History Department
- The Public History Program
- The Department of Art and Art History
- The School of Music
- Rice University School of Music
Sacra et Profana
Music in Medieval Manuscripts
an exhibit in the M. D. Anderson Library
10 October 2012 to 1 February 2013
The exhibit of Medieval music manuscripts and music illuminations in the exhibition area of the M. D. Anderson Library was conceived with TEMA in mind. Under the direction of Judith Steinhoff, Department of Art History at the University of Houston, the exhibit was put together with the active help of UH students in the Art Department and the History Department, by a special seminar group in Art History. It is essentially a student project. Special contributors include Lisa Garrett, who did the graphic designs; and Dennis Harper, a former art student and now a professional artist. The manuscripts in the exhibit are either from the University of Houston or other Houston institutions. Throughout the exhibit are QR codes linked to recordings of the actual music in the manuscript, and in the case of the Rice manuscript, the link is to Peter Louwen, Rice University professor, chanting the music. Below is the link to the exhibit website.
Sacra et Profana
About Medieval Studies at the University of Houston
Medieval Studies at the University of Houston are spread across many departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Faculty cooperate in offering undergraduate and graduate classes and especially in the direction of graduate studies. Our History and English graduate students especially routinely present papers at national and international conferences, publish widely, and emerge from UH to teach at a number of both local and national universities, colleges and community colleges, public and private.
UH Faculty in Medieval Studies
- Judith Steinhoff, Medieval Art History
- Richard Armstrong, Medieval Latin Literature
- John McNamara, English (Anglo-Saxon)
- Carl Lindahl, Medieval Folklore
- Robert Palmer, English Legal History
- Nora Laos, Medieval Architecture
- Lorraine Stock, Medieval English Literature
- John Snyder, Medieval Music
- Sally N. Vaughn, Medieval History
- Maria Salinas, Medieval Spanish
- Hannah Hattab, Philosophy and Honors
Dr. Timothy Bolton
Specialist in Western Manuscripts, Sotheby's, London
speaking on recently discovered Medieval Manuscripts
Dr. Dolores Jorgensen
Department of Ecology & Environmental Science,
Umeå University, Sweden
“Beating the Oaks: Remarks on an unremarkable technology and its remarkable medieval environmental history”
For complete registration and paper submission information please visit TEMA at http://www.texasmedieval.org
For further information, contact TEMA president Sally N. Vaughn, University of Houston, firstname.lastname@example.org