Institute Events & Announcements
April 26, 2013
GSAC Professionalization Event: "Navigating the Tenure-Track Job Search--What are they Looking For??"
The Medieval Studies Graduate Advisory Committee is hosting a roundtable with Ph.D Candidate Emily Houlik-Ritchie, Professor Deborah Deliyannis (History), Professor Diane Reilly (Art History), and Professor John Walbridge (NELC), designed to prepare you as you hunt for that elusive Tenure Track position!
April 5-7, 2013
Join us for our 25th Annual Indiana University Medieval Symposium, "Lamentations." Professor Ross Brann, of Cornell University, will be our keynote speaker, and we have a wonderful line-up of speakers and events.
See the full schedule here.
March 29, 2013
GSAC Professionalization Event: "Navigating the Job Market--Alternatives to the Tenure Track"
The Medieval Studies Graduate Advisory Committee is hosting a roundtable with Alumnae Deborah Strickland (Pearson) and Gina Brandolino (University of Michigan) and the Career Development Office's Jan Van Dyck, designed to prepare you to look for jobs that suit your skills and life goals, and to familiarize you with academic and non-academic jobs that do not involve the tenure-track.
UPDATE: See the transcript here.
March 19, 2013, 3pm
Lecture by Jessica Brantley, "The Pavement Hours in Literary History"
The book of hours was by far the most common book of the late Middle Ages. This talk will consider the implications of that fact for the vernacular literary cultures that surrounded the popular prayerbook, focusing in particular on one complex illustrated manuscript from late-medieval York, the Pavement Hours (York Minster XVI.K.6).
Jessica Brantley is Associate Professor of English at Yale University, and interested in the cultures of medieval reading as they are preserved in manuscripts.
For more information, see the event page here.
Medieval Studies Film Series!
The series continues Wednesday, March 20 in Woodburn 120 with The Milky Way (1969)! And this semester's series will conclude with Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) on April 17.
See the flyer here!
January 18, 2013
Roundtable: "Looking East and West: Crossing Cultural Borders and Building Disciplinary Bridges in Medieval Studies"
Please join us for this lively panel discussion on Friday, January 18, from 3-5pm in the Maple Room of the Indiana Memorial Union.
For more information, see our events page here.
October 18, 2012
Paul Freedman Lecture
Paul Freedman will be giving a lecture for the Medieval Studies Institute, "The Destruction and Preservation of Medieval Documents: A Set of Catalan Examples," at 4pm at the Lilly Library.
For more information, see our events page here.
August 31, 2012
Scholarly Editions and the Digital Age: Text and Music
An interdisciplinary workshop organized by the Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature.
For more information, see the conference website here.
The Medieval Studies Institute is a center for the study of medieval cultures from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries. Participating faculty are drawn from twenty academic departments at Indiana University.
The Institute administers area certificates and minors in Medieval Studies, coordinates an active schedule of events and colloquia open to the public, and promotes interdisciplinary work among the many Indiana faculty and students engaged in medieval studies.
In addition to the interdisciplinary and archival courses offered by the Institute itself, a full schedule of medieval courses is offered in the participating academic departments. Approximately 65 medieval courses are offered at Indiana University each year, not including the many courses in language instruction and independent research that student medievalists frequently take.
Graduate students at Indiana can earn a Graduate Area Certificate or Ph.D. Minor in Medieval Studies. Undergraduates can pursue an Undergraduate Area Certificate or Medieval Minor. However, many students participate in medieval studies at Indiana without enrolling in any of these formal programs, either by taking courses or by attending some of the Institute's many activities.
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