Annual Meeting 2013, Knoxville, TN
2013 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America will take place April
4-6 and will be hosted by the University of Tennessee, the Marco Institute for
Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium. It will
be held in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, in the heart of the Tennessee Valley
and at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
meeting will feature fifty-eight sessions from a wide range of disciplines and
methodologies based around the theme of regions and regional identity.
Meeting Registration Is Now Open
Hotel Registration Is Now Open
speakers will include Christopher de Hamel (Donnelley Fellow Librarian of
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge), Jan Ziolkowski (Arthur Kingsley Porter
Professor of Medieval Latin at Harvard University and Director of the Dumbarton
Oaks Research Library and Collection), and Maryanne Kowaleski (Joseph
Fitzpatrick S.J. Distinguished Professor and Director of Medieval Studies at
year's CARA session will be chaired by Patrick J. Geary (Professor of Western
Medieval History at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) and will focus
on the topic, "A New Age of Exploration: Scholars and Digitised
Manuscripts.” Participants will include Wolfgang-Valentin Ikas (Curator of manuscripts at the Bayerische
Staatsbibliothek), Charlotte Denoël
(Curator of medieval manuscripts at the
Bibliothèque nationale de France), Fr. Columba Stewart (Executive
Director of the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library) and William Stoneman
(Florence Fearrington Librarian of Houghton Library at Harvard University).
sessions, lectures, meetings and the reception and banquet on Friday evening
will be held at the Hilton Knoxville. The opening reception will be held at the Knoxville Museum
of Art, a five-minute walk from the Hilton. The closing reception will be held at the Sunsphere, which
was designed for the 1982 World’s Fair and offers striking views of the city and its
surroundings. It too is a short walk from the hotel.
can also register for optional tours that offer further regional enrichment. In
addition to local excursions Thursday morning, a trip is planned for Sunday
morning to the acclaimed Museum of Appalachia, with its original pioneer and
early twentieth-century barns, cabins, and thousands of hand-made artifacts.
More information will soon be available at the dedicated online registration
are available at the Hilton (http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/tennessee/hilton-knoxville-KNXKHHF/index.html) as well as at the nearby Holiday Inn-World’s
Fair Park (http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/knoxville/tysec/hoteldetail), both newly renovated full-service hotels. Both hotels
are within easy walking distance of the gracious fountains and lawns of the
Fair Park as well as the cafes, bars, restaurants and art galleries that fill
Knoxville's downtown area, historic Market Square, and the Old City. Hotel
reservations can now be made via the following customized group reservation
links: the Hilton Knoxville (http://goo.gl/VOFVK);
the Holiday Inn-World’s Fair Park (http://goo.gl/WGhPs).
visitors may also wish to extend their visit to East Tennessee to experience
the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (the most visited national park in America),
the spectacular scenery of the Cumberland Gap or the family-friendly
attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Knoxville itself will be
celebrating its annual Dogwood Arts Festival, when the area is in full bloom,
and musicians, artists and craftspeople at local fairs and festivals will be
sharing the culture typical of this region.
Marco Institute will provide a complimentary shuttle service at regular
intervals on Thursday and again on Friday morning from the nearby McGhee Tyson
airport to the Hilton and Holiday Inn Hotels.
registration information as well as table reservation forms for publishers are
forthcoming and will be accessible beginning January via the Marco Institute’s
website at http://web.utk.edu/~marco under "2013 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America”
and at http://www.medievalacademy.org/.
exhibitors should call or email the Institute directly with any questions in
advance of the registration period.
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additional details, please contact us either per phone at 865.974.1859 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to welcoming our colleagues to the
Medieval Academy meeting in Knoxville in April!