Call for Papers: Templars, 42nd Interna...
To mark the 700th anniversary of the bull Pastoralis praeeminentiae, ordering the
arrest of Templars across Europe, T.R.E.S. at Kalamazoo is organizing two sessions
at the 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 10-13, 2007.
Our first session, Templar Survivals I: Suppression and Disposal, will concentrate
on the trial of the Templars, the suppression of the Order, and the disposal of
Templar properties. Where did displaced knights and brethren go and what became of
Templar properties, both in Europe and the Latin East? Our second session, Templar
Survivals II: Transmission and Reformation, will examine survivals and refoundations
of the Order. Why have so many individuals and organizations -- from
pre-revolutionary French clerics and post-revolutionary French aristocrats to
eighteenth-century Scottish Freemasons -- appropriated the Templar past?
Send abstracts and a completed Abstract Cover Sheet (online at
) by 15 September to
Jon Porter, Change and Tradition Program, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue,
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208 or by e-mail to