Session Title

In Memory of Thomas Head (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Episcopus: Society for the Study of Bishops and Secular Clergy in the Middle Ages; Hagiography Society; Medieval Club of New York

Organizer Name

John S. Ott

Organizer Affiliation

Portland State Univ.

Presider Name

Alison Frazier

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Texas-Austin

Paper Title 1

Discussant

Presenter 1 Name

Jeffrey A. Bowman

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Kenyon College

Paper Title 2

Discussant

Presenter 2 Name

Anna Trumbore Jones

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Lake Forest College

Paper Title 3

Discussant

Presenter 3 Name

Thomas F. X. Noble

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Notre Dame

Paper Title 4

Discussant

Presenter 4 Name

Frederick S. Paxton

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Connecticut College

Start Date

13-5-2016 10:00 AM

Session Location

Valley I Shilling Lounge

Description

This roundtable, jointly sponsored by Episcopus and the Hagiography Society, will honor the life and work of Professor Thomas F. Head, who died in November of 2014. Professor Head’s scholarship transformed the study of saints and their cults, giving attention to geographic depth and chronologic scope in order to reveal the multivalent dynamics of cult activity, miracle working, patronage, and hagiographic presentation. His anthologies of translated hagiographic material have shaped our pedagogy for thousands of students. This roundtable gathers four senior scholars to discuss their encounters with Tom Head and his work.

Michael Burger

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May 13th, 10:00 AM

In Memory of Thomas Head (A Roundtable)

Valley I Shilling Lounge

This roundtable, jointly sponsored by Episcopus and the Hagiography Society, will honor the life and work of Professor Thomas F. Head, who died in November of 2014. Professor Head’s scholarship transformed the study of saints and their cults, giving attention to geographic depth and chronologic scope in order to reveal the multivalent dynamics of cult activity, miracle working, patronage, and hagiographic presentation. His anthologies of translated hagiographic material have shaped our pedagogy for thousands of students. This roundtable gathers four senior scholars to discuss their encounters with Tom Head and his work.

Michael Burger