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  • RALPH MATHISEN
    SYMPOSIUM COMMEMORATING THE 1500th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF VOUILLE On April 21, 2007, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will host a
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      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
      French Nationalism"
      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
      (shanzer@...)
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