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, 2016

10/12 Margo Kolenda, English, “Lulling and Soothing in ‘Lullay Lullay Littel Child'”

10/26 Tiggy McLaughlin, Greek and Roman History, “Defining ‘Faith’ for ‘Ordinary Christians’ in the Fifth-Century Mediterranean”

11/9 Martin Walsh, LSA Residential College – Drama, “A Saint and his Fighting Peasants: Research into a Genre Painting from the Dutch Golden Age”

11/30 Donka Markus, Classical Studies, ‘Heloisa Philosophia

12/14 Kate Waggoner, History, Riccoldo da Montecroce and Dominican Approaches to Islam: How Genuine were Thirteenth-Century Missions?”

Winter 2017

2/8 Samer Mahdy Ali, Arabic and Islamic Studies, “What If Humans Don’t Have to Scapegoat Anyone? Peace Offering and Redemption in al-Mutanabbi’s Poetry”

2/22 Paula Curtis, History, “When Past is Present: Courtiers, Casters, and Forgery in Late Medieval Japan”

3/8 Catherine Brown, Comparative Literature, “Scribal Protagonism in in the Codex Albeldensis”

3/22 Megan Behrend, English Language and Literature, “Making Chaucer in the ‘Un-English’ Book”

4/12 Achim Timmermann, History of Art, “Montserrat, Marseille, and the Sainte-Baume: Sacred Mountaineering in the Western Mediterranean, c. 1360-1520”