Kzoo 2012

De Re Militari Sessions at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, held at Kalamazoo Michigan, 10-13 May 2012:

Thursday 1:30 p.m.: Session 96, Bernhard Brown & Gold Room

The Eight Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa: The Military Aspects

Sponsor: De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History

Organizer: Kelly DeVries, Loyola Univ. Maryland

Presider: Donald J. Kagay, Albany State Univ.

  • Toledo on the Eve of Las Navas de Tolosa, Theresa M. Vann, Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
  • Operational and Tactical Surprises during the Las Navas de Tolosa Campaign, David C. McDaniel, Texas Tech Univ.
  • The Immediate Architectural Consequences of Las Navas de Tolosa, Edward Triplett, Univ. of Virginia

 

 

Friday 10:00 a.m.: Session 232, Bernhard Brown & Gold Room

Fifty Years after Lynn White’s Medieval Technology and Social Change (1962) I: Military-Technical Revolutions

Sponsor: AVISTA: The Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science, and Art; De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History

Organizer: Steven A. Walton, Pennsylvania State Univ.

Presider: George R. Brooks, Valencia College

  • Determined Disjunction: Lynn White’s Medieval Technology and Social Change Then and Now, Steven A. Walton
  • Lynn T. White, Jr. and the Study of Technology in Medieval Europe, Bernard S. Bachrach, Univ. of Minnesota–Twin Cities
  • Mechanical Arts and the Medieval Military Treatise, from Vegetius to Valturio, Matthew Landrus, Rhode Island School of Design/Univ. of Oxford

 

 

Saturday 10:00am: Session 359, Fetzer 1045

Virumque Cano: Those Fighting Medieval Wars

Sponsor: De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History

Organizer: Kelly DeVries, Loyola Univ. Maryland

Presider: Kelly DeVries

  • Translating the Siege: Virgil’s War in Italy Medievalized, Raymond J. Cormier, Longwood Univ.
  • The Peace of God: An Episode in the Prehistory of Terrorism?, Oren Falk, Cornell Univ.
  • It’s Not Over Until It’s Overkill: Mixed Messages from the Archaeology of Violence, Mark Ryan Geldof, Univ. of Saskatchewan

 

 

Saturday 12:00 noon, Fetzer 1045

De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History Business Meeting

 

 

Saturday 1:30 p.m.: Session 418, Fetzer 1045

Arma: The Technology of Fighting Wars

Sponsor: De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History

Organizer: Kelly DeVries, Loyola Univ. Maryland

Presider: Steven A. Walton, Pennsylvania State Univ.

  • War Factory: An Introduction to the Arsenal of Venice, Steven Austin Stovall, Wilmington College
  • Greek Fire: Formula, Process, Projection in an Early Latin Arthurian Romance, Mildred Leake Day, Independent Scholar
  • Of Haystack and Hussites: Gunpowder Weapons between Wittenwiler’s  Der Ring and the Hussite Wars, Patrick Burgh, Washington Univ. in St. Louis
  • Fauconberg’s Assault on London, Devin Fields, Midwestern State Univ.

 

 

Saturday 3:30 p.m.: Session 476, Fetzer 1045

The Annual Journal of Medieval Military History  Lecture

Sponsor: De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History

Organizer: Kelly DeVries, Loyola Univ. Maryland

Presider: Jay Roberts, Olathe North High School

  • The Military Career of Sir John Radcliffe, KG. (d.1441), A. Compton Reeves, Ohio Univ.

Respondent: Kelly DeVries

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