Crusades: Medieval Worlds in Conflict

The Second International Symposium on Crusade Studies
Saint Louis University
17-20 February 2010

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Crusades Studies Forum



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World events continue to bring the subject of the Crusades to a place of prominence and importance. This surge of interest comes on the heels of a renaissance in Crusade scholarship that has greatly expanded our understanding of all aspects of the movement. While a western phenomenon, the Crusades also represented an interactive episode in which diverse cultures - western Christian, eastern Christian, Jewish, and Muslim, among others - came into contact, conflict, and collaboration. The International Symposium on Crusade Studies is organized quadrennially by the Crusades Studies Forum at Saint Louis University to explore and inquire into these questions and dynamics. The Symposium provides a venue for scholars to approach the Crusades from many different perspectives, to present the fruits of new research, and to assess the current state of the field.

Plenary Speakers

Michael Angold, University of Edinburgh
Ronnie Ellenblum, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Eva Haverkamp, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich
Ahmet T. Karamustafa, Washington University
Christopher MacEvitt, Dartmouth College
Suleiman Mourad, Smith College
Jonathan Phillips, Royal Holloway, University of London
John H. Pryor, University of Sydney
Marina Rustow, Emory University

The Symposium has two related phases. Phase I will take place on the evenings of February 17, 18, and 19 when two distinguished speakers will deliver plenary lectures of general interest followed by questions and discussion. These lectures are free and open to the public.

Phase II will begin on Friday, February 19. It will consist of scholarly papers of twenty minutes in length delivered in concurrent sessions. In addition, there will be a Special Plenary Session on the topic of "Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Contact Through the Medium of Crusade." Registration is necessary to participate in Phase II of the Symposium. A reception and banquet will conclude the Symposium.

For more information email us at or call 314-977-7180.

The Symposium is made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, the Department of Philosophy, and the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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