The Fourth JSMES Annual Conference 2012 at Keio University

The Fourth Annual Conference of the Japan Society of Medieval European Studies 2012 is being held at Keio University (Central Tokyo) on 23 and 24 June. On Saturday 23 June, five papers are to be read from various disciplines related to medieval studies. On the Saturday evening, a reception is scheduled. On Saturday Keio University library also invites the participants to the special exhibition of medieval manuscripts from its holdings. On Sunday, after a poster session in the morning, a symposium titled ‘The Middle Ages and Renaissance’ is to be held. All papers are given in the Japanese language.


Saturday 23 June

  • 14:00-14:45 Sayaka TSUNEKI, ‘The Shifting Image of Queen Isabel of Edward II in Contemporary Chronicles’
  • 14:45-15:30 Yayoi KINUGASA, ‘Transformation of the Icons of the Virgin and the Child in Fifteenth-Century Venice: Focusing on the Production and Circulation of Icons by Cretan Artists’
  • 15:30-16:15 Yoichi KAJIWARA, ‘Transition of the Dominican Education in the Fifteenth Century: The Case of the Collège de Notre-Dame de la Pitié in Avignon’
  • 16:15-16:30 Tea Time
  • 16:30-17:15 Asami MIURA, ‘Canonization and Reburial of St Elisabeth in the Thirteenth Century: The Birth and Development of a Cult of a Saint’
  • 17:15-18:00 Yuichi KAWANO, ‘Successor of the Medieval Culture: Erasmus in the Disputes in 1520s’
  • 18:15-20:00 Reception

Sunday 24 June

  • 9:00-10:45 Poster Session (22 posters)
  • 11:00-16:30 Symposium : The Middle Ages and Renaissance
    • Yo TOKUHASHI, ‘Book Dealers as a Cultural Hub’
    • Kanako IDE, ‘Continuations and Creations in Paintings of Pero de Cosimo’
    • Yoshiko KOBAYASHI, ‘Purification of Memory and Creation of English Literature: Antiquarians in the Early Tudor Period’
    • Kuninobu Sakamonto, ‘Great Chain of Being on the Move: The Theory of “The Best of All Possible Worlds” in the Middle Ages and Renaissance’
    • Hiroaki ITO, ‘The Fate of Sibyl: From Quoduultdeus to Giordano Orsini’

For MAP members

Members of the Medieval Association of the Pacific can participate in the conference without paying entry fee. Please contact the JSMES office.

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