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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 305: Crusades and Nature, II

Monday 6 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Jessalynn Bird, Independent Scholar, Chicago
Elizabeth Lapina, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Moderator/Chair:Jessalynn Bird, Independent Scholar, Chicago
Paper 305-aParis Theologians, Heresy, Competing Faith, and the Natural World
(Language: English)
Jessalynn Bird, Independent Scholar, Chicago
Index terms: Religious Life, Theology
Paper 305-bTo Control and Cleanse: The Contested Landscapes of Languedoc in Peter of Les-Vaux-de-Cernay's Historia Albigensis
(Language: English)
Beth Spacey, School of History & Cultures, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 305-cThe Anthropocene, Orientalism, and Race in the Pictorial Narratives of San Marco in Venice after 1204
(Language: English)
Thomas E. A. Dale, Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Index terms: Art History - General, Crusades

An understanding of Anthropocene - the history of human interactions with natural environment - has never been more pressing than today. The session will explore the intersection of crusader studies and environmental studies. It will address encounters with, responses to, and representations of a broad variety of natural phenomena (broadly defined) having to do with crusades and the Latin States. The session will serve as a springboard for an edited collection of articles.