SSPHS and AARHMS at KALAMAZOO, 2006: Culture and Society in Medieval Galicia

     The Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies and the American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain are sponsoring six sessions on Culture and Society in Medieval Galicia at the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 4-7, 2006).  The sessions have been organized by James D'Emilio (University of South Florida) and Michael Kulikowski (University of Tennessee), and the Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spanish Ministry of Culture and United States' Universities and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation have provided grants to help fund the participation of European scholars.
     The complete program for the Kalamazoo Congress is available on the Medieval Institute website.
     The SSPHS sessions are:

Medieval Galicia I: The Suevic Kingdom
Presider: Michael Kulikowski (University of Tennessee)
Gallaecia in late antiquity: geographical periphery and political integration, Pablo C. Díaz (Universidad de Salamanca)
Suevic kings and Suevic coins: Rechiar, rex totius Hispaniae, Fernando López Sánchez (Universidad de Zaragoza)
Death and burial on the frontier: the so-called Visigothic cemetery reconsidered, Guy Halsall (University of York)

Medieval Galicia II: Church, Society, and Culture in Early Medieval Galicia
Presider: James D’Emilio (University of South Florida)
Hagiography and monasticism in early medieval Galicia: the Vita Sancti Fructuosi, Maribel Dietz (Louisiana State University)
The Fructuosan ‘revolution’: an interpretation of the seventh century in Gallaecia through the work of Fructuosus of Braga, Jorge López Quiroga (with Mónica Rodríguez Lovelle) (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Tenth-century wall painting in the Leonese kingdom: recent discoveries at Santiago de Peñalba and the Cordoban connection, Milagros Guardia (Universitat de Barcelona)

Medieval Galicia III: Galicia in the Asturian and Leonese Kingdoms
Presider: James D’Emilio (University of South Florida)
Deconstructing myths in Gallaecia: the restructuring and articulation of settlements and territories (8th-11th centuries), Mónica Rodríguez Lovelle (with Jorge López Quiroga) (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)
The making of a kingdom: early medieval Galicia, Carlos Baliñas Pérez (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Campus de Lugo)
The revolt at Lugo in 1087 and its aftermath, Lucy K. Pick (University of Chicago)

Medieval Galicia IV: The Cult of St. James
Presider: Alberto Ferreiro (Seattle Pacific University)
Representations of St. James of Compostela in the Codex Calixtinus and Historia Silense, Javier Domínguez García (Utah State University)
The reception of relics and works of art in medieval Compostela and Galicia,  Francisco Singul (S.A. de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo. Xunta de Galicia)
Art and social conflict in late medieval Compostela: tradition versus innovation, José Suárez Otero (Archaeologist, Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela)The

The AARHMS sessions are:

Medieval Galicia V: The Romanesque Cathedral of Santiago
Presider: John Williams (University of Pittsburgh)
Aragon, Navarre and the Early Romanesque Sculpture of Santiago Cathedral, Manuel Castiñeiras (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya)
The Romanesque cathedral of Santiago de Compostela: foundations for a new building history, Henrik Karge (Technische Universitat Dresden)
Compostela and the Romanesque art of Galicia, James D’Emilio (University of South Florida)

Medieval Galicia VI. Galicia in the Later Medieval Kingdom of Castile: Marginalization?
Presider: Paul Freedman (Yale University)
Courtly culture and clerical culture in the thirteenth-century sculpture of the cathedrals of Tui and Ourense, Rocío Sánchez Ameijeiras (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)
Galicia and the Castilian monarchy (1230-1295): marginalization?, Francisco Javier Pérez Rodríguez (Universidade de Vigo, Campus de Ourense)
Siervo libre de amor: all things to all men, David Mackenzie (University College, Cork)