As an affiliated society of the American Historical Association (AHA), the SIHS holds an annual meeting in conjunction with that of the AHA, marked by at least one academic session, a business meeting, and a social hour. The next annual meeting is planned for New York, NY in January 2015. For general information on the AHA annual meeting, please consult the AHA website.
The SIHS is assembling our program for the annual AHA meeting, which will take place in New York from January 2nd to 5th, 2015. Individual papers will be considered although completed (or semi-completed) panels make the process much easier. Please send proposals by April 1, 2015 to Prof. Louis Hamilton of Drew University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Jan. 2nd, 2014
"Pirates? Pirates! PIRATES!!! Maritime Thieves and Trade in Late Medieval Italy." Omni Shoreham, Capitol Ballroom, 3:30-5:30 PM
Chair and Comment: William D. Phillips, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
- Eleanor A. Congdon, Youngstown State University, "Venetian Experiences with Maritime Thieves in the Western Mediterranean as Seen in the Datini Papers"
- Emily Sohmer Tai, Queensborough Community College, City University of New York, "The Course Not Taken: Piracy, Maritime Routes, and Insurance in Medieval Genoa"
- Brian N. Becker, Delta State University, "Confronting and Combating Piracy in the Late Medieval Aegean: The Example of Genoese Chios"
Friday, Jan. 3rd, 2014
"Current Trends in Franciscan Studies: The Case of Medieval Italy." Omni Shoreham, Governor's Room, 8:30-10:00 AM
Chair: George Dameron, Saint Michael's College
- Fr. Augustine Craig Thompson, O.P., Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, "After Sabatier: Rethinking the Quest for Francis of Assisi"
- Daniel Bornstein, Washington University in Saint Louis, "Angela of Foligno: The Personality of the Text"
- Lezlie S. Knox, Marquette University, "Is It a Person, Place or Thing: When is 'Franciscan' a Useful Category of Analysis?
"Statesmen and Scoundrels: Italian Leaders across the Centuries." Omni Shoreham, Governor's Room, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Chair and Comment: Gregory W. Murry, Mount Saint Mary's University
- Steven F. White, Mount Saint Mary's University, "De Gasperi as Cold Warrior: Realist or Alarmist?"
- Eric R. Terzuolo, consultant, Foreign Service Institute, State Department, "The Uncongenial Realism of Palmiro Togliatti"
- Caterina Paolucci, James Madison University European Studies Program, Italy, "Personalism in Italian Politics: From Berlusconi to Grillo"
- Gregory W. Murry, "Machiavelli Responds"
"Affliction: The Boundaries of the Suffering Self in Renaissance Italy." Omni Shoreham, Governor's Room, 2:30-4:30 PM
Chair and Comment: Daniel L. Small, Harvard University
- P. Renée Baernstein, Miami University of Ohio, "Adulthood and the Gendered Body in Sixteenth-Century Italy"
- John Jeffries Martin, Duke University, "Francesco Casoni against Judicial Torture"
- Thomas V. Cohen, York University, "Diamonds in the Soup or the Miseries of a Sixteenth-Century Cyrano"
Saturday, Jan. 4th, 2014:
"Everyday Life under Fascism: New Perspectives on Mussolini's Italy." Omni Shoreham, Calvert Room, 2:30-4:30 PM
Chair: Borden W. Painter, Trinity College
- Kate Ferris, University of St. Andrews, "Experiencing Fascism: Everyday Articulations of Power and Agency in 1930s Venice"
- Michael H. Ebner, Syracuse University, "Violence, Repression, and Everyday Life in Fascist Italy"
- Joshua Arthurs, West Virginia University, "Cultural History from Below: Meaning-Making and Experience in Fascist Italy"
Annual Business Meeting, Omni Shoreham, Calvert Room, 5:15-6:00 PM
Reception, Omni Shoreham, Governor's Room, 6:00-7:30 PM