George Dameron, professor and chair of history and director of the Humanities Center, was invited to present the paper, “Identifying a Killer by Cracking the Teeth of the Dead: Recent Scientific and Historical Research into the Nature of the Black Death,” at the fall 2013 meeting of the American Boccaccio Association at Georgetown University on October 4. A month later he completed his three-year term as Secretary of the New England Medieval Conference at the annual meeting of that association at the Rhode Island School of Design. Finally, in January 2014, at the annual conference of the American Historical Association in Washington, D. C., he presided over a session he was invited to organize by the Society for Italian Historical Studies: “Current Trends in Franciscan Studies: The Case of Medieval Italy.” (March 2014)
George Dameron, professor and chair of history, recently had his essay, "Purgatory and Modernity," published in Bridging the Medieval-Modern Divide: Medieval Times in the World of the Reformation, edited by James Muldoon (Ashgate, 2013), 87-105. George also presented a paper at the meeting of the Medieval Academy of America on April 4 at the University of Tennessee. Entitled "The Political Economy of Grain and the Tuscan City-State, 1200-1350," it focused on the subject of his current major project. And George delivered a public lecture, "Florence at the Time of Dante and Giotto," at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto on June 4. The lecture accompanied the exhibition, "Revealing the Early Renaissance". Currently vice president of the advisory board of the Lane Series at the University of Vermont, he is also completing his terms this year as secretary of the New England Medieval Conference and member of the Hinesburg Village Steering Committee.