Online Conference: ‘(Re)Conceptualizing Communities’, First Annual Symposium Hosted by the Consortium Medievalists, 2nd April 2022, 10:00 – 18:00 EST

The First Annual Symposium Hosted by the Consortium Medievalists: (Re)Conceptualizing Communities will take place on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 via Zoom. The link to register can be found after the full programme listed below:

10:00-10:15 AM (EST): Virtual Coffee and Welcome

Introduction by Dr. Hal Momma with The Consortium Medievalists

10:15-11:15 AM (EST): (Re)Conceptualizing Medieval Studies

Moderator: Katie Clark (NYU)

Dr. Afrodesia McCannon (NYU): Everyone in the Pool: Thinking about Race and Medieval Studies

Dr. Sierra Lomuto (Rowan University): Forthcoming

12:00-1:30 PM (EST): (Re)Conceptualizing Disability in the Middle Ages

Moderator: Margaret McCurry (NYU)

Dr. Tory Pearman (Miami University): Disability and the Chivalric Community in Malory’s Morte Darthur

Dr. Kisha Tracy (Fitchburg State University): Saint Dymphna of Geel and Communities of Mental Health

Dr. Edward Wheatley (Emeritus, Loyola University, Chicago): Communities of People with Disabilities

2:00-3:00 PM (EST): (Re)Conceptualizing Professionalization

Community Discussion Open to All

Moderators: Alice Grissom (Fordham) and E.G. Asher (NYU)

How might the pandemic transform the trajectory of graduate student research and teaching, as well as undergraduate education? What is the assumed role of individuals and of communities in professionalization? Please join us as we consider these questions among others in a lively discussion open to all.

3:30-4:30 PM (EST): (Re)Thinking Medieval Community: A Perspective from Early Career Academics

Moderator: Alina Shubina (Columbia)

Dr. Ali Gibran Siddiqui (Princeton): Epistolary Spaces and Sacred Networks: A Reappraisal of the Ahrari Naqshbandi Tariqa

Dr. Tamar Rotman (Columbia): Envisioning Identities and Communities in Early Medieval Hagiographies

Dr. Hiba Abid (NYU): Forthcoming

5:00-6:00 PM (EST): Keynote Lecture

Moderator: Ariela Algaze (NYU)

Dr. Asa Mittman (CSU Chico): “Cast Them Out”: Building English Identity through Jewish Exclusion

The Consortium Medievalists are a group of graduate scholars from Columbia, CUNY, Fordham, NYU, Princeton, Rutgers, Stony Brook, and Yale. We would like to kindly thank our sponsors: NYU Critical Theory and Medievalisms Forum, NYU Center for Disability Studies, Columbia Medieval Literature Colloquium, Fordham GSA and Medieval Studies, and an anonymous donor from NYU.

To R.S.V.P., click here.


Published by charlottecook

Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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