MEMS 898 - Interdisciplinary Dissertation Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)
Department: LSA History
1 - 3
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Instructor Permission.
Grading basis of 'S' or 'U'.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The MEMS proseminar is usually our students’ first experience in creating an interdisciplinary intellectual community. At the other end of the graduate student experience, MEMS 898 offers a similar model of interdisciplinary work for students at the dissertation-writing stage.

The Interdisciplinary Dissertation Colloquium is an integral part of the Graduate Certificate Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, provides advanced students in MEMS an opportunity to present their work to one another in a seminar that brings together doctoral candidates from potentially all the MEMS disciplines. The work one presents may be dissertation chapters (or parts thereof), conference papers, or scholarly articles to be submitted for publication. In addition to reading and responding to one another’s work, the seminar will also consider methodological and disciplinary issues of common interest to members of the seminar.

The course seeks to meet three needs:

  1. to provide useful criticism of dissertation work from a wider range of expertise and methodological points of view than normally encompassed in a dissertation committee
  2. to provide advanced students with experience in public presentation of scholarly papers
  3. to create an intellectual forum that will bring together graduate students in disparate fields, so as to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue and consequent broadening of horizons

It is intended for doctoral candidates at the prospectus- or dissertation-writing stage of their programs. MEMS 898 counts toward the requirements of the Certificate in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, but students to not need to be admitted to the Certificate Program in order to take this course.

MEMS 898 - Interdisciplinary Dissertation Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
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001 (SEM)
W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
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