Medieval Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting a medieval conference May 6-8, 2007. According to the press release, topics will include "some of the spicier" aspects of 15th-century England, including saints, sexualities, sieges and sins.

The event, which is open to the public with an entrance fee of US$60, will be held at the Illini Union Bldg. (1401 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL) and in the Levis Faculty Center (919 W. Illinois Street, Urbana, IL). It is held every three years on the Illinois campus.

Titles of papers to be delivered include "English Cuisine and Other Poisons," "Sin Without Sanctions?" and "Aliens and Other Outsiders in Later Medieval Bristol." The keynote speaker will be Dr. Pamela King, professor of medieval studies at the University of Bristol, England. Her talk is entitled "Confraternities, Civic Shows and the Rhetoric of Fifteenth-Century English Urban Culture," which will take place on Mon., May 7 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.