Webinar: Medieval Freelancing 101, Resources for Independent Scholars

Webinar: Medieval Freelancing 101, Resources for Independent Scholars

The Medieval Academy of America announces a new webinar series that provides advice for independent scholars and those considering or in the process of pivoting to career paths beyond traditional academe. The series is sponsored jointly by the MAA Committee for Professional Development and CARA (Committee on Center and Regional Associations).

Medievalists employed beyond the professoriate have much to bring to the discussion. Some have built careers in para-academic activities as professional proofreaders, indexers, editors, and translators, while others have gone further afield to work in online publishing, tourism, or publicly oriented scholarship. This two-webinar series will turn to our colleagues to empower fellow medievalists to seek out new employment opportunities using the skills we all share. Both webinars will run for 90 minutes and will include time for questions from the audience.

This series will take place in September. Both webinars are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Click the links below to register. The webinars will be recorded and posted to the MAA YouTube channel.

Session 1: Para-academic Work, September 8, 1–2:30 EDT


Kavita Mudan Finn (PhD Literature, 2010) Independent Scholar; Senior Editor, The Public Medievalist

Register for Session 1

Session 2: Working Beyond Academia, September 22, 1–2:30 EDT


Sarah Celentano (PhD Art History, 2016), Museum Administration (Development and Fundraising)

Register for Session 2

About the Medieval Academy of America

The Medieval Academy of America, founded in 1925, is the largest organization in the United States promoting excellence in the field of medieval studies. The Academy publishes the quarterly journal Speculum; awards prizes, grants, and fellowships; and supports research, publication, and teaching in medieval art, archaeology, history, law, literature, music, philosophy, religion, science, social and economic institutions, and all other aspects of the Middle Ages.


Published by ameliahyde

Amelia Roché Hyde holds an MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she studied cross-cultural artistic traditions of medieval Spain, taking an in-depth look at the context and role of Spanish ivories within sacred spaces. Her favorite medieval art objects are ones that are meant to be handled and touched, and she has researched ivories, textiles, and illuminated manuscripts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The British Museum. Amelia is the Research Assistant at The Met Cloisters.

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