The 2012 Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America will be held on March 22-24 on the campus of Saint Louis University, nestled in the heart of midtown Saint Louis, Missouri. This year’s meeting will feature nearly fifty sessions from a wide range of disciplines and approaches. Plenary speakers will include William Chester Jordan (Princeton University), Caroline A. Bruzelius (Duke University), and Alice-Mary Talbot (Dumbarton Oaks).
All sessions, lectures, meetings, and receptions will be held in Busch Memorial Center and DuBourg Hall on the Saint Louis University campus. The meeting will be hosted by the Saint Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is the oldest university west of the Mississippi and the second oldest Jesuit university in America. As one might expect from a city named for a medieval king, there is much to recommend it to medievalists. The university has extensive manuscript and rare book holdings and is also the home of the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library, a microfilm copy of thousands of manuscripts in the Vatican Library in Rome.
Hotel registration is now open at: http://www.slu.edu/x54141.xml Accommodations are provided at the nearby Chase Park Plaza, an elegant and fully-restored hotel built during the 1920s. It is within walking distance of an array of excellent restaurants and bars in the Central West End district as well as Forest Park, the site of the 1904 World’s Fair and home of the St. Louis Art Museum. The Chase Park Plaza has its own selection of restaurants too, as well as assorted bars and even a movie theater. It also offers pools, recreation facilities, and complete spa services.
Preliminary registration information is available at: http://www.slu.edu/x54140.xml