Graduate Reading Group

FoRMS maintains an informal graduate student reading group which meets two to four times annually. This reading group provides a more focused and extended opportunity for graduate students to discuss important secondary and primary works in medieval studies, and is an essential venue for interdisciplinary exchange among medieval studies graduate students in a variety of departments. See below for our current schedule of reading groups:

Academic Year 2016 – 2017

1)  Date: Late September or Early October
Theme: Rumor and Reputation (Individual Research Showcase)
 Books: Individualized

2) Date: Fall—November 30th
Theme: Global Middle Ages
Book: Paul Cobb, The Race for Paradise: An Islamic History of the Crusades (Oxford: 2014)

3) Date: Winter—February 8th
 Theme: Global Middle Ages
 Book: Bruce Campbell, The Great Transition: Climate Disease and Society in the Late Medieval World (Cambridge: 2016)


Theme and books for future reading group meetings will be decided in September by graduate student participants.  Look out for emails telling you how you can get involved.