The Madonna at the Millennium
Apocalyptic and Millennial Themes in the Culture of Marian Apparitions

8:30 - 9:00


Richard Landes
Center for Millennial Studies

9:00 - 10:30

Contemporary Marian Apocalypticism

Victor Balaban
Emory University 
The Apocalypse will be Wired: Marian Apocalypticism on the Internet

Paula Kane
University of Pittsburgh
Apocalyptic Themes in Modern Stigmatic Phenomena

JoAnne Maguire
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
The Militant Madonna: Millennial Warnings in Modern  America

Mark Silk
Trinity College 
Covering Miracles: A Journalist's Account

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00 

Visual Approaches to the Study of Marian Apparitions

Daniel Wojcik
University of Oregon 
Proofs of Apocalypse: Photography, Divination, and Revelatory Images at a Marian Apparition Site

Sandra Zimdars-Swartz 
University of Kansas 
Visions of Mary/Wounds of Christ: Images of Marian Suffering in the Apocalyptic Context of Late 20th Century Apparitions


12:00 - 1:00


1:00 - 2:30

Historical Continuities and Discontinuities in Marian  Apparitions 

David Blackbourn 
Harvard University 
Our Lady of Marpingen: Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Bismarck's Germany

Denise Despres
University of Puget Sound 
Modern and Medieval Iconoclasm and Political Conspiracy: Transhistorical Apocalyptic Mariology

David C. Van Meter
St. Francis de Sales Academy 
The Post-Apocalyptic Marian Age and the Spirit of Counter-Reform in the Church Today


2:30 - 3:00

Coffee Break

3:00 - 4:00

New Approaches to the Study of Apparitions

Christy Cousineau 
Indiana University--Bloomington 
Women, Technology and Millennium in the tradition of the Age of Mary, or Our Lady of the Astronauts

Michael Cuneo 
Fordham University 
Owners, Players, and Spectators: Differential Levels of Commitment in Catholic Apocalyptic Movements


4:00 - 5:00

Conclusions, Round Table Discussion