Begun in Winter of 2010 by professors Cathy Sanok (English) and Hussein Fancy (History) as the Monday Medieval Brownbag, this series is now being run as a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop under the rubric "Forum on Research in Medieval Studies" (FoRMS), the Medieval Lunch Series. Contact student coordinator Alice Sullivan for more information. Join us on Facebook.
Winter 2013 Schedule
2/6 Nathan Kelber English, PhD Candidate, University of Maryland
"The Play of Objects: Medieval Drama, Ludi, and Games"
2/20 Aaron P. Proffitt Asian Languages and Cultures; PhD Candidate
“Riding the Vajra-yana to the Pure Land: Dohan's (1179-1252) "Himitsu nenbutsu" in medieval Japanese Buddhism”
2/27 Douglas Trevor Associate Professor, English and Creative Writing
"Marguerite Porete and Perfect Charity"
3/13 Donka D. Markus Classical Studies; Lecturer II
“Modernitas in Walter of Chatillon's Vita S. Brandani”
3/27 Jonathan Brack History; PhD Candidate
“Messiahs, Mongol Converts and Inter-religious Violence in Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries Anatolia and Iran”
4/3 Paula R. Curtis History; PhD Student
“Rights, Rites, and Writing: Reconceptualizing "Power" for Artisans, Aristocrats, and Warlords in Late Medieval Japan”