“Christianity and Culture in the Middle Ages”: A Conference in Honor of John Van Engen’s 35 Years of Teaching at Notre Dame

Location: Notre Dame Conference Center (McKenna Hall)

March 9-10, 2012

A group of John Van Engen’s former graduate students have organized a conference to honor his contributions to medieval studies on the thirty-fifth anniversary of his arrival at the University of Notre Dame. It will focus on the three main themes running through Van Engen’s scholarly work:  the Christianization problematic, twelfth-century culture, and late medieval religious life.

The conference, entitled “Christianity and Culture in the Middle Ages,” includes two days of papers, organized into six sessions. A detailed program is available on line.

Please register for the conference on line. (Go to the Notre Dame Conference Center’s web site and click on the conference name in the list of upcoming events.)

Questions about the conference may be directed to:

Jonathan Lyon, Assistant Professor of Medieval History, University of Chicago


Lisa Wolverton, Associate Professor of History, University of Oregon


Christianity and Culture Conference Poster