Programme

All conference sessions will be held in the Beves Room.

Thursday 7 April

  • 12.00-2.00 Registration Desk outside the Beves Room (open again at Tea)
  • 1.00-2.00 Optional Lunch in Hall (lunch to be collected from adjoining cafeteria 1.00-1.30)
  • 2.00-3.40 Introduction, Kantik Ghosh and Session 1:
    • Chair, Mishtooni Bose
    • Kantik Ghosh, ‘Logic, Scepticism and Heresy in the 15th Century’
    • Daniel Hobbins, ‘Uncertain Legal Knowledge in the Trials of Joan of Arc’
  • 3.40-4.10 Tea
  • 4.10-5.40 Session 2:
    • Chair, Dallas Denery
    • Lesley Smith, ‘Doubt as a sign of Faith in medieval Theology’
    • Karen Sullivan, ‘The Uncertainty of the Marvel: Truth, Romance, and Natural Philosophy’
  • 6.00-7.30 Drinks Reception (Rylands Room)
  • 7.30 Dinner in restaurant of participants’ own choosing

Friday 8 April

  • 8.00-9.15 Breakfast in Hall (collect from cafeteria)
  • 9.15-10.45 Session 3
    • Chair, Nicolette Zeeman
    • Dallas Denery, ‘Uncertainty and Deception in the Early Modern Court’
    • Sarah Kay, ‘Medieval Bêtise’
  • 10.45-11.15 Coffee
  • 11.15-12.45 Session 4
    • Chair, Rita Copeland
    • Dominik Perler, ‘Can we trust our Senses? Fourteenth-century Debates about the Uncertainty of Sensory Knowledge’
    • Christophe Grellard, ‘How is it possible to believe falsely? John Buridan, the Vetula and the Psychology of Error’
  • 12.45-2.00 Lunch (lunch to be collected from adjoining cafeteria 12.45-1.30)
  • 2.00-3.30 Session 5
    • Chair, Kantik Ghosh
    • Eileen Sweeney, ‘New Standards for Certainty: The Reception of Aristotle's Posterior Analytics in the late 12th and early 13th Centuries’
    • Rita Copeland, ‘Living with Uncertainty: Reactions to Aristotle's Rhetoric in the later Middle Ages’
  • 3.30-4.00 Tea
  • 4.00 Break (Optional visit to the Chapel roof, numbers limited)
  • 6.30-7.30 Drinks in Saltmarsh Rooms
  • 7.30 Dinner in Saltmarsh Rooms
    The college Bar will be open till 11.00

Saturday 9 April

  • 8.00-9.15 Buffet Breakfast in Hall
  • 10.00 Coffee (Beves Room)
  • 10.30-12.45 Session 6
    • Chair, Dallas Denery
    • Mishtooni Bose, ‘Vernacular Opinions’
    • Nicolette Zeeman, ‘Philosophy in Parts: Jean de Meun, Chaucer, Lydgate’
    • Hester Gelber, ‘Laughter and Deception: Holcot and Chaucer Stay Cheerful’
  • 12.45-2.30 Lunch (lunch to be collected from adjoining cafeteria 12.45-1.30)
  • 2.00-3.00 Session 8: Concluding Discussion Session
    • Chair, Rita Copeland
  • 3.00-3.30 Tea

End of formal proceedings

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