Battle of Vouille
- SYMPOSIUM COMMEMORATING THE 1500th ANNIVERSARY
OF THE BATTLE OF VOUILLE
On April 21, 2007, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will host
a Symposium Commemorating the 1500th Anniversary of the Battle of Vouille,
the battle where in 507 the Franks destroyed the Visigothic Kingdom of
Toulouse and where, according to a plaque placed in Vouille, "commenca la
France." The symposium will meet on the first floor of the Levis Faculty
Center on the UIUC campus with the following program:
VOUILL� IN GEOGRAPHY AND ARCHAEOLOGY 9:00-10:30 AM
"Ravenna, St. Martin, and the Battle of Vouill�"
Deborah Deliyannis, Univ. of Indiana
"The Missing Archaeology of the Visigoths"
Bailey Young, Eastern Illinois University
"Vouill�, Voulon, and the Location of the Campus Vogladensis"
Ralph Mathisen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
VOUILL� IN SIXTH-CENTURY POLITICS 11:00-12:00 PM
"Ripples around Vouill�"
Danuta Shanzer, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Vouill� and the Restoration of the Roman Empire"
Jonathan J. Arnold, Univ. of Michigan
VOUILL� AND GAUL 1:00-2:00
"Vouill�, Orl�ans (511), and the Origins of Frankish Conciliar Tradition"
Greg Halfond, University of Minnesota
"Gregory's Literary Model for the Battle of Vouill�"
Philip Wynn, University of Notre Dame
PLENARY ADDRESS 2:00-2:45 PM
"Vouill� and the 'Decisive Battle' Phenomenon".
Bernard Bachrach, Univ. of Minnesota
BLUE-RIBBON PANEL COMMENTARY ON CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSION OF
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF VOUILL� FOR THE LATER MEDIEVAL WORLD 3:00-4:00 PM
Panelists: Steve Fanning (Univ. of Illinois-Chicago),
Carol Symes (UIUC) "'Alors commen�a la France': Modern Fictions of Medieval
RECEPTION 4:00-5:00 PM
Registration is free. In order to provide for refreshments, we ask that
those interested in attending or who would like further information please
contact Ralph Mathisen (ralphwm@...) or Danuta Shanzer