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The Medieval Lunch Series

Begun in Winter 2010 by professors Cathy Sanok (English) and Hussein Fancy (History) as the Monday Medieval Brownbag, this series is now being run by a Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop under the rubric "Forum on Research in Medieval Studies" (FoRMS), the Medieval Lunch Series. FoRMS also holds reading group meetings throughout the academic year. Contact student coordinators Megan Behrend and Nicholas Holterman for more information. Join us on Facebook.

FoRMS Website

Winter 2019 Schedule
1014 Tisch Hall, noon to one, unless otherwise indicated

1/30*   Hitomi Tonomura (History), "Blood Runs Through It: The Indeterminate World of Loyalty in
              Japan's Warrior Society" *in Angell Hall 3154   

2/20    Talin Tahajian (English), "'As hit cleve schulde': Aurality, Hendiadic Confusion, and Sonic Syntax
              in the Pearl Poet"

3/13    Paired presentation

            Esther Ladkau (History), "A House Aflame: Displacement, Hunger, and Relief during the
                Kanshō Famine"

            David Patterson (History), “Making Weather: Meteorological Agency in the Early Middle Ages”

3/27    Blake Gutt (Michigan Society of Fellows), “Holy Queer and Holy Cure: Sanctity, Disability and
               Transgender Identity in Tristan de Nanteuil"

4/17    Michelle Al-Ferzly (History of Art), “Oleg Grabar's Qasr al-Hayr Archives and the Beginnings of
              Islamic Archaeology”