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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 Taylor Sims and Megan Behrend for more information. Join us on Facebook.

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Fall 2017 Schedule
1014 Tisch Hall, noon to one

September 19 
Paired Presentation
Christian de Pee, History  “Text and the City: Literary Topography and Urban History in Middle-Period China, 800-1100”
Robert Morrissey, Art History   “Performing the Capital: Aristocratic Culture as Utopia in Fourteenth-Century Kyoto”

October 10
Laura Romaine, English  “In the Mouth of the Beholder: Linguistic and Rhetorical Uses of Vision in Early English Texts”

October 31 

Paired Presentation
Ryan Szpiech, Romance Languages and Literatures & Judaic Studies,  "Riccoldo in Print and the Spanish Anti-Qur’ans
Kate Waggoner-Karchner, History  "Manuscripts and Dissemination"

November 14
Michail Kitsos, Near Eastern Studies & Judaic Studies  “It Happened Earlier Than You Think: Jewish-Christian Disputations in Late Antiquity”

December 5
Valerie Kivelson, History  “Expressive Gestures: Affect and Violence in the late 16th-century Russian Illustrated Historical Chronicle”