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

1/30  Paired Presentation

Hussein Fancy, History “The Race of History and the History of Race in Spanish Medievalism” &  Annika Pattenaude, English Language and Literature—”‘I don’t think that I was even born then’: A Case for ‘Race’ in the Fables of Marie de France”

2/14 Shamil Jeppie, University of Cape Town, Historical Studies—”Medieval/Africa: Past and Potential”

3/7 Cameron Cross, Near Eastern Studies—”A Prisoner of His Skin: The Paradoxes of King Mobad’s Power”

*MOVED TO 3/27  Sheila Coursey, English Language & Literature—”‘And for his sake to help his neighbor’: Nice Wanton and Neighborhood Surveillance”

4/17 Paired Presentation

Paroma Chatterjee, History of Art—”Ancient statues in medieval Constantinople: History, Longevity, and Orthodoxy” & Haley Bowen, History—”Seeking Christ’s Peace: the Rhetoric of Religious Reconciliation in Sixteenth -Century France”