Marguerite Porete, 1310-2010: International Perspectives
Paris, 31 May – 1 June, 2010
To mark the 700th anniversary of the death of Marguerite Porete, an interdisciplinary group of scholars from across Europe and North America will gather to consider her life and legacy. Sessions on Monday 31 May will be held in the Grande Salle of Reid Hall (Columbia University), 4 rue de Chevreuse, and on Tuesday 1 June in the Amphithéâtre François Furet of the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, 105 Bd. Raspail. The conference is funded by the CNRS, the Institut universitaire de France, and the Centre de recherches historiques (CNRS-EHESS). The organizers are Sylvain Piron, Robert E. Lerner, Sean Field, and Elsa Marmursztejn.
SCHEDULED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Nicole Bériou, John Van Engen, Lydia Wegener, Andrea Robiglio, Jean-René Valette, Camille de Villeneuve, Julien Théry, Sean Field, Robert E. Lerner, Marleen Cré, and Dávid Falvay.
IN ADDITION, ON SUNDAY 30 MAY a plenary session will be held in conjunction with the annual conference of the Meister-Eckhart-Gesellschaft, “Rencontre à Paris, 1310,” (“Treffpunkt Paris, 1310: Marguerite Porete, Dante, Lullus, Eckhart”) at the Maison Heinrich Heine, Cité universitaire internationale, 27C Bd Jourdan, Paris. Speakers in this session will include: William Courtenay and Olivier Boulnois.
A full conference program will be available soon at http://gas.ehess.fr.
The program of the Meister-Eckhart-Gesellschaft conference (May 28-30) can be found at http://www.meister-eckhart-gesellschaft.de/tagungen.htm#2010.2
A reading of extracts from Marguerite Porete and Meister Eckhart will also be held at the Musée de Cluny, 6 Place Paul Painlevé, Friday 28 May, at 12:30 PM.
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