Medieval Brown Bag

The Medieval Brown Bag, also known as the Medieval Lunch Series, was begun in Winter of 2010 by professors Cathy Sanok (English) and Hussein Anwar Fancy (History). Meeting fiver or six times per semester, this informal gathering is a platform for graduate students and faculty to meet and discuss their current research. We welcome presentations of any kind and at any stage of completion, from new project proposals to preliminary conference papers. See below for our current schedule. If you are interested in participating, please contact one of this year’s graduate coordinators.

Location/Time: 1014 Tisch Hall, 12pm – 1pm

Fall, 2017 

9/ 19

Christian de Pee (History)—“Text and the City: Literary Topography and Urban History in Middle-Period China, 800-1100”
Rob Morrissey (Art History)—“Performing the Capital: Aristocratic Culture as Utopia in Fourteenth-Century Kyoto”

10/ 10

Laura Romaine (English)—“In the Mouth of the Beholder: Linguistic and Rhetorical Uses of Vision in Early English Texts”

10/ 31

Ryan Szpiech (Romance Languages & Literatures) & Kate Waggoner Karchner (History)—”Riccoldo Redux: The Against the Saracen Law of Riccoldo da Monte di Croce, from the Fourteenth to the Sixteenth Centuries”

Waggoner Karchner—Manuscripts and Dissemination
Szpiech—Riccoldo in Print and the Spanish Anti-Qur’ans 

11/ 14

Michail Kitsos (Near Eastern Studies)—”It Happened Earlier Than You Think: Jewish-Christian Disputations in Late Antiquity”

12/ 5

Val Kivelson (History)—“Expressive Gestures: Affect and Violence in the late 16th century Russian Illustrated Historical Chronicle