International Congress on Medieval
May 13-16, 2010
Joan of Arc Society/ Société Internationale de
l’étude de Jeanne d’Arc
SESSION I. "TheTrial to
Nullify Joan of Arc's Condemnation."
much discussion has focused on Joan's Condemnation Trial of 1431, the
trial that took place twenty five years later and nullifed her
condemnation verdict has been frequently overlooked. This later trial
represents the efforts of clergy and the ruling elite to right a wrong
that had been committed against a layperson by inquisitorial
authorities, and the nullification trial's complex dossier of
interrogations, consilia and judgments suggest new scholarly verdicts
on the impact of Joan of Arc upon her surviving generation.
“Joan of Arc and Place:
Frontier, Periphery and Center.”
Joan of Arc was a peasant who negotiated the urban world as well as a
laywoman who frequented the worlds of the ruling and clerical hierarchy
of fifteenth-century France are realities that figure both in the
historical documents of her era as well as in interpretations of her
life by subsequent generations. Possible paper topics may touch upon
theories of social and cultural movements, such as Frederick Jackson
Turner's "Frontier Thesis" and Kunio Yanagita's theory of "Centers and
Peripheries," (to offer two examples).
paper proposal comprises an abstract of no more than 300 words and a
completed “Participant Information Form,” which is
available on the
Congress Web site:
e-mail paper proposal and “Participant Information Form to:
Jane Marie Pinzino at
email@example.com by 9/05/2009.
notices of any events and conferences concerning Joan of Arc.