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47th Annual Congress on Medieval Studies

The Tenth Annual Lecture in the Morimichi Watanabe Lecture Series

Friday, May 11, 5:15p.m.

Organizer: Donald F. Duclow, Gwynedd-Mercy College

Presider: Peter J. Casarella, DePaul Univ.

The Literary Tradition of Marguerite Porete

Barbara Newman, Northwestern Univ.



The Philosophy and Theology of Nicholas of Cusa

Thursday, May 10, 1:30pm

Organizer: Elizabeth Brient, Univ. of Georgia 

Presider: Jason Aleksander, Saint Xavier University

  • Cusanus’s Mapmaker: Power and Vision in the Compendium

Clyde Lee Miller, Stony Brook Univ.

  • Dividing Cusanus: Reading Nicholas of Cusa in Early Modern England

Chance Woods, Vanderbilt Univ.

  • The Philosophy of Nicholas of Cusa and Al-Ghazali: A Comparison

Marcia Costigliolo, Univ. degli Studi di Genova


Cusanus and Fifteenth-Century Studies: Past, Present, and Future (A Roundtable)

Thursday, May 10, 3:30pm

Organizer: Christopher Bellitto, Kean Univ. 

Presider: Bernard McGinn, Univ. of Chicago

  • Cusanus’s Importance for Renaissance Theology

Walter Andreas Euler, Institut für Cusanus-Forschung

  • Nicholas of Cusa’s Cosmic Christology: New Theological Dimensions

Joshua Hollman, McGill Univ.

  • Cusanus and Pius II

Thomas Izbicki, Rutgers Univ.

Comment: Morimichi Watanabe, Long Island Univ.–C. W. Post Campus