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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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Winter 2018 Schedule
1014 Tisch Hall, noon to one

January 30 
Paired Presentation
Hussein Fancy, History  “The Race of History and the History of Race in Spanish Medievalism”
Anika Pattenaude, English   “'I don't think that I was even born then': A Case for 'Race' in the Fables of Marie de France

February 14
Shamile Jeppie, University of Cape Town and U-M Institute for the Humanities  “Medieval/Africa: Past and Potential ”

March 7 

Cameron Cross, Near Eastern Studies   "A Prisoner of His Skin: The Paradoxes of King Mobad's Power"

March 20
Sheila Coursey, English Language & Literature   "'And for his sake to help his neighbor': Nice Wanton and Neighborhood Surveillance"

April 17
Paired Presentation
Paroma Chatterjee, History of Art   "Ancient Statues in Medieval Constantinople: History, Longevity, and Orthodoxy"
Haley Bowen, History   "Seeking Christ's Peace: The Rhetoric of Religious Reconciliation in 16th C France"