The 11th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Medieval European Studies (JSMES)

The 11th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society

for Medieval European Studies (JSMES)

Osaka City University

22 and 23 June 2019




Saturday 22 June

11:30- Registration

12:10-13:00 Tanaka Memorial Hall Auditorium

Business Meeting

13:00-13:15 Tanaka Memorial Hall Auditorium

Lecture on Special Exhibition

Kenji YAGI (Atelier du parchemin), ‘Jewish Parchments and their Contexts’

Special Exhibition by Kenji YAGI on Books of the Judaism and the Jews

15:00-17:00 Conference Room, Tanaka Memorial Hall (2nd Floor)

Main Session

13:30-17:00 Tanaka Memorial Hall Auditorium

13:30-14:15 Tomoya SHIMOZONO (Seinan Gakuin University)

Deification through Love: The Concept of ‘deificatio’ in Beranrd of Caliervaux and Its Origins

14:15-15:00 Kaho INOUE (Southampton University/ Tokyo University of Arts)

Conductus in the Long Thirteenth Century

15:00-15:15 Break (+Special Exhibition, see above)

15:15-16:00 Haruhi NOBE (Tokyo University)

Thomas Aquinas on the Original Sin and the Concupiscence

16:00-16:45 Kayoko ICHIKAWA (Keio University)

The Political Context of the Origin and the Dissemination of the Coronation
of the Virgin in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

16:45-17:00 Natsuko KUWABARA (Japan Society for Promotion of Science/Waseda

The Religious Context behind the ‘Resurrection of the Virgin’ by Taddeo di
Bartolo for the Sardi Chapel in San Francesco Church of Pisa

17:50- Tanaka Memorial Hall Auditorium

Concert : Klezmer Music of Eastern European Jews

Music for traditional weddings and from the era of their American

19:00- Tanaka Memorial Hall Foyer


Sunday 23 June

9:00- Registration

Poster Session

9:00-10:45 Open Space, Takahara Hall (Ground Floor)

Special Exhibition by Kenji YAGI on Books of the Judaism and the Jews

9:00-17:00 Conference Room, Tanaka Memorial Hall (2nd Floor)


The Medieval European Jewish History

Beyond the Time and Space

11:00-16:30 Tanaka Memorial Hall Auditorium

11:00-11:10 Hiromitsu SASAKI (Osaka Prefecture University)

Introductory Remarks

11:10-11:40 Masahiro SHIDA (Waseda University)

Master of the Divine Name: Counter-Narratives against Christendom in the
Medieval Jewish Folktales

11:45-12:10 Mitsue KUROIWA (Rikkyo University)

Medieval Hebrew Manuscript Illumination: Its Distinctiveness in Relation to
Christian Art and Society

12:10-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-14:00 Hideharu SHIMADA (Kokugakuin University)

The Movements of the Jews under Islam in the late Geonic Period

14:00-14:30 Mariko MISHIRO (Tokyo University of Arts)

The Relationship of the Modal Structure between the Synagogue Songs of
Eastern European Jews and Klezmer Music

14:30-15:00 Tetsuyuki SEKI (Ryutsu Keizai University)

The Jews and Conversos in Medieval and Early Modern Spain

15:15-16:20 Discussion

17:00- Presentation of Best Poster Awards

Call for Papers The 2019 Annual Meeting

Call for Papers
The 2019 Annual Meeting of
the Japan Society for Medieval European Studies (JSMES)
at Osaka City University

The 2019 annual meeting of the Japan Society for Medieval European Studies will be held on 22th and 23th of June 2019 at Osaka City University. The Program Committee invites proposals for papers (30 minutes in Japanese or English) on topics of medieval studies. Any member of the JSMES (or Medieval Association of the Pacific) may submit a paper proposal. There are normally 4 to 5 papers read at the meeting.

The proposal must have
(1) the proposer’s personal and contact information (the proposer’s name, professional status, e-mail address, postal address, fax and telephone numbers, and paper title),
(2) the proposer’s list of publications and conference papers, and
(3) the proposer’s 250 words abstract.

Proposals should be submitted to Prof. Atsushi Kawahara, chairman of the Program Committee, by email (‘‘’’). The deadline is 21 December 2018 Decisions will be announced by the end of January 2019.

The 10th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Medieval European Studies (JSMES)

at Toyo University, TOKYO



23 June 2018

Main Session: 14:00-17:15, Room 8B11, Building 8, B1


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14:00-14:45 Shinya MUKAI

(Tokyo University)

The Urban Elites of Béziers and the Village Community of Sérignan (Hérault) during the Latter Half of the XIVth Century: The Urban-Rural Relations in Political Terms
14:45-15:30 Hiroaki ADACHI

(Nara University)

Ego, Gazing at Heaven:a view on the account of Women and the Religion in Late Antiquity
15:45-16:30 Ryuta ISHIDA

(Keio University)

Analogy from Celestial Bodies: on the arguments over the species of angels
16:30-17:15 Miyako SUGIYAMA

(Keio University)

Images for the poor: an analysis of meaning and function of the miracle book in the hospital of Our Lady of Potterie
17:20-18:15 Jongleur Bon Musician 10th Anniversary Special Concert
18:15-20:00 Reception Refectory (Building 8, B1)

24 June 2018

Symposium: 11:00-16:30, Room 8B11, Building 8, B1

On memories of the Carolingian age

11:00-11:15 Overview, by Shigeto Kikuchi, the Coordinator (Aoyama Gakuin University)
11:15-11:45 From written records to memories: Sources from the Carolingian age and medieval images of the Carolingian past,

by Shigeto Kikuchi (Aoyama Gakuin University)

11:45-12:15 On memories of “lawmaking” by Charlemagne,

by Takuro Tsuda (Hokkaido University of Education)

13:30-14:00 Exporting/importing images and scripts in the illustrated Beatus,

by Fujino Miyauchi (Rikkyo University)

14:00-14:30 Circumstances of the emergence of Gregorian chant,

by Naruo Yamamoto (Showa Women’s University)

14:30-15:00 A light side and a dark side of Charlemagne in the medieval French epics

by Naoyuki Ogawa (Asia University)

15:15-16:20 Discussion


Special Exhibition by Kenji YAGI

Music and Parchment

Sunday 9:00-17:00 in 125 Memorial Hall, Building 8, 7th floor