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Join us for the annual Primary Source Symposium, organized and hosted by the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
Thursday, February 3, 2022
Panel 1: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Keynote Lecture: 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Panel 2: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Friday, February 4, 2022
Panel 3: 9:00am - 10:30am
Panel 4: 10:45am - 12:15pm

This year's symposium will be held on Zoom. All times listed are in PST. For the Zoom link and further information, contact Donatella:
For the latest information and more events, see the CMEMS website.

A pdf of the full poster is available on the DLCL website.




Thursday February 3, 2022


2:30-4:00 Panel 1  

Laura Stokes, Chair  

2:30 Katharina Piechocki, Harvard University: “Cartographic Nubifications: Rereading Cosmopolitanism, Climate, and Race through the Clouds”  

3:00 Harleen Bagga, grad, Stanford University: "The Race of Time: Negotiating Distance and Difference in the Catalan Atlas"  

3:30 Nancy Kollmann, Stanford University: “In the room where it happens’: Broadsheet illustrations of diplomatic audiences in early modern Germany.”


4:15-5:45 Keynote

Leonard Barkan, Princeton University “Reading Shakespeare Reading Me”


6:00-7:00 Panel 2  

Elaine Treharne, chair

6:00 James Palmer, St. Andrews University: “Nuns’ Tales and the Reshaping of Society in Buddhist China and Christian Gaul (6th-7th Centuries CE)”

6:30 Rian Thum, University of Manchester: "Binding Books and Binding Geographies in Chinese Turkestan".


Friday February 4, 2022


9:00-10:30 Panel 3

Jesse Rodin, chair  

9:00 Thomas Dale, University at Wisconsin, Madison: “Historia and Theosis: Time, Eternity, and the mediation of the senses in the Romanesque Portal Sculpture of Vezelay”  

9:30 Daniel Koplitz, grad, Stanford University: “Hoc signum crucis: Insights on word-painting and Crusade propaganda in the Conques tympanum.”  

10:00 Maria Shevelkina, grad, Stanford University: “A Mandatum for Fish: Self-Love at Moissac"  


10:45-12:15 Panel 4

Lora Webb, chair

10:45 Lila Collamore, independent scholar: “The pictures in Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale, lat. 1118:  What are they doing there?”

11:15 Laura Steenberge, independent scholar: “The Mind and its Merits: Melody, Text and Structure in the Liturgy of Sainte-Foy”

11:45 Bissera Pentcheva, Stanford University: “AudioVision of St. Foy at Conques”