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Symposium: "Visions of the End: Medieval & Renaissance Apocalyptic Cultures"

The Marco Institute’s 17th annual (virtual) symposium will explore apocalyptic themes. During the course of three days, eleven leading scholars will discuss medieval and Renaissance responses to the Book of Revelation written by John of Patmos and the end-times he predicted. During the virtual sessions, scholars working in the disciplines of art history, history, literary studies, and religious studies will present their current research on the celestial visions and the millennial fears of pre-modern times.

Keynote Lecture on Saturday, March 6 at 4:00pm EST:

Richard Emmerson
Florida State University
“The Apocalypse of the Duc de Berry and the Apocalyptic Great Schism”

Other Featured Speakers:

  • Robert Bast, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    “Prophecy as Policy: Maximilian I as Last World Emperor in Theory and Practice”
  • Kathryn Beebe, University of North Texas
    “Gender of the Apocalypse in the Late-Medieval Pilgrimage Works of Felix Fabri”
  • Jennifer Feltman, University of Alabama
    “Ecclesiology and Typology in the Apocalypse Sculptures of Reims Cathedral”
  • Mayte Green-Mercado, Rutgers University, Newark
    “Prophecy as Diplomacy in the Fifteenth-Century Mediterranean”
  • Jennifer Jahner, Cal Tech
    “Apocalypse Unfurled: End-Times Management from Codex to Roll”
  • Benjamin Saltzman, University of Chicago
    “Enigmas Near the End”
  • Stephen Shoemaker, University of Oregon
    “The Apocalypse of Ps.-Shenoute: Imperial Apocalypticism and Early Islamic Jerusalem”
  • Laura Ackerman Smoller, University of Rochester
    “Reading the End in Late Medieval Augsburg: Wolfgang Aytinger’s Commentary on the Revelations of Pseudo-Methodius”
  • Brett Whalen, University of North Carolina
    “The End Times and the Medieval Cosmos”
  • Roger Wieck, Morgan Library and Museum
    “Visions of the Beginning: The Parliament of Heaven”

The Visions of the End Symposium is hosted by the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Additional support comes from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the UT Office of Research SARIF Scholarly Projects Fund.

More information can be found on the Marco website.

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Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 11:00am to 1:30pm

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