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Meeting in the Middle: the 10th Undergraduate Medieval Research Conference

  • April 08, 2016
  • April 09, 2016
  • Longwood University, Farmville, VA

This year's theme is "The View from the North during the Middle Ages." We invite the best undergraduate scholarship to come nuance, confirm, perhaps even overthrow our theme. Further details on proposing a paper topic are available in our Call for Papers. In addition, we continue to welcome still more disciplines to the conference. Thus, this year's conference will also feature music, drama, art, and military technology.  Full details are available at the Conference Website

Our plenary speakers highlight the diversity of medieval studies in the United States, as we draw upon the resources of our region and beyond. Joining us in 2015 will be medieval archaeologist and Old Norse saga-translator Dr. Jesse Byock, UCLA, whose work includes new guides to learning Old Norse; and Anglo-Saxonist Dr. Lilla Kopár, The Catholic University, Washington, DC, who specializes in Old English texts and Viking Age monuments.

This year's conference will also have the fourth competition for the best student paper. The Abels-Johnson Award for Excellence is named for the two scholars who gave us examples of their own outstanding scholarship at the first of these conferences, back in 2007: Richard Abels of the United States Naval Academy and David Johnson of Florida State University. Interested students should contact either of the conference organizers so as to submit their manuscript in advance of the conference.

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