Online Conference: 2021 Medieval Studies Student Colloquium, Cornell University (online), 26-27 March 2021 (EST)

We are pleased to announce the thirty-first annual Cornell Medieval Studies Student Colloquium which will be taking place virtually March 26th-27th, 2021 on the theme of “Movement”. We welcome all to attend. This year’s event has two distinguished keynote speakers as well as thirty presenters. You will receive the full conference program as a downloadable pdf file upon registration (the program contains the Zoom links to the conference sessions and the keynote lectures). Please register here

Our keynote addresses will be delivered by Sharon Kinoshita and Michael Gomez:

Friday, March 26th, 3:00-4:30pm EST

  • Sharon Kinoshita: On the Road with Marco Polo: Movement and Space in Le Devisement du monde

Saturday, March 27th, 3:00-4:30pm EST

  • Michael Gomez: The Concept of “Movement” in Early West Africa: A Fitting Framework

Please contact Alice Wolff at if you have any questions or if you need assistance.


Published by Lydia McCutcheon

Lydia McCutcheon graduated from the University of Kent with a First Class Honours in History in 2019. She also holds an MSt in Medieval Studies from the University of Oxford. Her dissertation on the twelfth-century miracle collections for St Thomas Becket and the stained-glass 'miracle windows' at Canterbury Cathedral explored the presentation of children and familial relationships in textual and visual narratives. Her research interests include the visual and material cultures of saints and sanctity, pilgrimage, and childhood and the family.

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