The Premodern Colloquium

The Premodern Colloquium is a reading group that has been meeting for over thirty years in the home of Tom Green (Law School, History) by whom it was founded as a forum for discussion of new work in the history of law. In recent years it has evolved into a wide-ranging multidisciplinary group. Typically discussions focus on works-in-progress by local and visiting scholars or dissertation chapters presented by our own students. Discussions tend to be intense and lively, but people who present work find the experience to be friendly and helpful. We especially welcome graduate students to our regular meetings, both as discussants and as presenters of dissertation work in progress.

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Semester Offerings: Fall 2014

SEPTEMBER 21  Janelle Werner  English, Kalamazoo College

       “Living in Suspicion: Priests and Their Housekeepers in Pre-Reformation England”

OCTOBER 19  Tiggy McLaughlin  Classics and History, University of Michigan

       “Reforming Christian Education in Late Antique Gaul”

 NOVEMBER 16  Cordelia Zukerman  English, University of Michigan

        “As Painful Bees Make Honey: Aemilia Lanyer’s Textual Staging of Genre, Gender, and Status”

 DECEMBER 7  Jennifer Nelson   Society of Fellows/History of Art, University of Michigan

        “Can We Share Relativist Myths about 1400-1750?”