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48th Annual Congress on Medieval Studies

The Eleventh Annual Lecture in the Morimichi Watanabe Lecture Series

Friday, May 10, 5:15p.m.

Organizer and Presider: Donald Duclow (Gwynedd-Mercy College)

Visionaries, Mystics and Reformers: The Case of Lucia di Narni 

E. Ann Matter, University of Pennsylvania



The Philosophy and Theology of Nicholas of Cusa 

Thursday, May 9, 1:30pm 

Organizer: Elizabeth Brient, The University of Georgia

Presider: Peter Casarella, DePaul University

Cusanus and Modernity in Cassirer, Blumenberg, and Gadamer

Michael E. Moore, University of Iowa

An informal roundtable will follow the paper.



Cusanus’ Political Thought: Medieval or Mordern? A Roundtable Discussion 

Thursday, May 9, 3:30pm 

Organizer: Thomas M. lzbicki (Rutgers University) 

Presider: Christopher Bellitto (Kean Univsersity)

  • Nicholas of Cusa, Morimichi Watanabe, and Paul Sigmund after Fifty Years 

Thomas E. Morrissey, SUNY Fredonia, New York

  • Watanabe, Cusanus, and the Medieval Idea of Peace 

Takashi Shogimen, University of Otago

  • The Later Works of Cusanus: Rethinking De concordantia catholica 

Thomas M lzbicki, Rutgers University

Respondant: Paul E. Sigmund (Princeton University)

Later Event: March 27
RSA Conference 2014