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IU Northwest hosts Annual Medieval Academic Spring Symposium

IU Northwest will once again host the Annual Medieval Academic Spring Symposium, or AMASS. The Round Table is an interdisciplinary lecture and workshop series that focuses on the history, language and literature of the Middle Ages. With over 1000 years of history which includes multiple continents and countries, the lectures will span over the course of three Saturdays during the Spring semester of this year. The keynote lectures will be open to the public and individuals not participating in the workshops. The first Saturday lecture will focus on the Old/Early Middle Ages, approximately 500 CE to 1000 CE, which can also be referred to as the Dark Ages. The second Saturday session will center on the Middle/High Medieval period, approximately 1000 CE to 1300 CE, and the last session will cover the Late Medieval period which was from around 1300 CE until 1500 CE. Each speaker or workshop facilitator will open with a preliminary lecture, which will open to the general public as well as the IU Northwest community, and followed up by a workshop in both morning and afternoon sessions. Below is a detailed schedule of each of the three Saturday dates; given the limited space in the workshop portion of the symposium and the items provided to all participants, it is required that each person commits to all three sessions in their entirety.

Saturday, March 4: Early Middle Ages/ Dark Ages

8:00 am - 9:30 am - Coffee/Sign-in at the library conference center 105C

9:30 am - 10:30 am - The Dark Ages: More than just Pillaging

(Professor Jerry Pierce) library conference center 105C

10:30 am - 10:45 am - Break

10:45 am - 11:45 am - Sleep after Feasting: Heaven and Earth In The Early Middle Ages

(Professor Robin Hass Birky) library conference center 105C

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Early Middle Ages History Workshop, Savannah 203/4 and 205/6

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm - Break

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm - Early Middle Ages Literature Workshop, Savannah 203/4 and 205/6

Saturday, March 25: The High Middle Ages

8:30 am - 9:00 am - Coffee/Sign-in at the library conference center 105ABC

9:00 am - 9:45 am - It's Just a Flesh Wound: War and Society In The High Middle Ages

(Professor Jerry Pierce) library conference center 105ABC

9:45 am - 10:00 am - Break

10:00 am - 10:45 am - For the Love of a God, King, and a Lady, French Literature 1100-1250,

(Professor Nikki Kaltenbach) library conference center 105ABC

10:45 am - 11:00 am - Break

11:00 am - 11:45 am - The Tongues of the Ages: A Rather Brief History of the English Language

(Professor Robin Hass Birky library conference center 105ABC

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - High Middle Ages History Workshop, Savannah 203/4 and 205/6

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Break

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm - High Middle Ages Literature and Language Workshop, Savannah 203/4 and 205/

Saturday, April 22: The Later Middle Ages

9:00 am - 9:30 am - Coffee/Sign-in at the library conference center 105C

9:30 am - 10:30 am - Bring Out Your Dead! A Plague, Heresy and Other Late Medieval Calamities

(Professor Jerry Pierce) library conference center 105C

10:30 am - 10:45 am Break

10:45 am - 11:45 am - Bodily Functions: Medieval Bodies Telling Tales in the Later Middle Ages

(Professor Robin Hass Birky), library conference center 105C

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Later Middle Ages History Workshop --Savannah 203/4 and 205/6

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Break

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm - Later Middle Ages Literature Workshop --Savannah 203/4 and 205/6

For more information please contact Dr. Robin Hass Birky at 219-980-7126 or email rohass@iun.edu

  
Published:

03-02-2006

Media Contact:

Michelle Searer
OMC
219-980-6686
msearer@iun.edu
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