Poverty and Wealth in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

October 12-13, 2001

Convivium, The Siena Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies is pleased to invite you to our second annual interdisciplinary conference: Poverty and Wealth in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, October 12-13, 2001, at Siena College, Loudonville NY.

Plenary Speakers: *** Kathleen Ashley *** Barbara Hanawalt *** Nancy S.Struever ***

Upstate New York is gorgeous in October and sessions include the following:

  • Piers Plowman
  • Greed is Bad: Early Modern Views of Poverty
  • Injustice and Corruption: Scourges of Poverty
  • Picturing Poverty
  • Women, Wealth and Poverty
  • Roundtable: Franciscan Poverty and Medieval Economy
  • Medievalism: Popular Culture and Views of the Past
  • Philosophy, Politics and the Problem of Poverty in the Middle Ages
  • Poverty and the Meditaciones Vitae Christi
  • Chivalry, Poverty, and Popular Literature
  • Power, Social Class and Poverty

For more information, please contact:

Kate Forhan Ph.D.
Director, Convivium
Siena College
515 Loudon Rd
Loudonville NY 12211-1462

Phone: 518-783-2325

or check: http://www.siena.edu/convivium for the preliminary program and registration information.

(posted 8/23/01)

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