Conference Schedule

Liturgy’s Imagined Pasts

Methodologies and Materials in the Writing of Liturgical History Today

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Sunday, June 15

Graduate Club, 155 Elm St.

4:30 - Conference check-in

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Conference opening and keynote presentation, followed by reception

Miri Rubin, Professor of European History, Queen Mary University of London | Liturgy’s Present: How the Study of Liturgy is Animating the Study of Religious Cultures

Free evening

Monday, June 16

ISM Great Hall, 409 Prospect St.

MORNING SESSION (1): New Perspectives on Liturgy’s Pasts

9:00-10:15 AM | Reinhard Messner, University of Innsbruck | Imagining Late Antique Liturgies via Oriental Sources: The Case of Alexandria and Egypt
Response by Mary Farag


10:30-11:45 AM | Fr. Emmanuel Fritsch, CSSp, Ethiopia | “Like a Householder Who Brings Out the Old and the New” (Mt 13:52-53): Deciphering the Ethiopian Liturgical Tradition

AFTERNOON SESSION (2): New Perspectives, cont.

1:15-2:30 PM | Maxwell Johnson, University of Notre Dame, IN | Imagining Early Christian Liturgy: The traditio apostolica – A Case Study
Response by Fritz West


3:00-4:15 PM | Helen Gittos, University of Kent | The Languages of the Liturgy in the Middle Ages

Free evening

Tuesday, June 17

ISM Great Hall, 409 Prospect St.

MORNING SESSION (3): Liturgy’s Pasts : Broadening the View

9:00-10:15 AM | Susan Karant-Nunn, University of Arizona | Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Reformation of Ritual: The Historian’s Imaginative Faculties
Response by Bruce Gordon

10:30-11:45 AM | Melanie Ross, Yale | Liturgy’s Past on the American Frontier
Response by Karen Westerfield Tucker

AFTERNOON SESSION (4): Liturgy’s Pasts: Broadening the View, cont.

1:15-2:30 PM | Alexander Lingas, City University London | Competing Imaginations: Byzantine chant and the Search for Usable Pasts
Response by Stefanos Alexopoulos

2:45-4:00 PM| Harald Buchinger, University of Regensburg | Imagining Chant’s Past
Response by Andrew Irving


Conference Banquet (optional)


Wednesday, June 18

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 121 Wall St.

CONCLUDING MORNING SESSION (5): The Presence and Future of Liturgy’s Pasts

9:00-10:15 AM | Closing Keynote: Wendy Mayer | The Changing Shape of Liturgy: Current and Future Approaches from Earliest Christianity to the End of Late Antiquity

10:45-11:59 AM  | The Presence of Liturgy’s Pasts – a Look at the Treasures of the Yale Art Gallery and the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Noon: Conference ends