Medievalists@Penn (M@P) is a reading group committed to developing broad interdisciplinary understandings of the Middle Ages. Comprised of graduate students from departments and programs across the School of Arts and Sciences (English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Comparative Literature, and Art History among others), M@P meets regularly throughout the semester to discuss primary and secondary readings pre-selected from among our various fields of expertise.
Our meetings usually consist of informal presentations by graduate students on material that will be of interest to the broader medievalist community, and are held on certain Mondays at 10:30 AM in Room 516, Williams Hall. For specific dates, or to be added to our listserv, please contact 2017-18 M@P coordinators Shoshana Adler (adlersho [at] sas.upenn.edu) or Aylin Malcolm (malcolma [at] sas.upenn.edu).
We also hold an annual graduate student conference during the spring semester. This year's theme will be "Vulnerability." Last year’s conference on "Auctoritas" was held on March 17, 2017. Previous themes include "Performance" (2016), "The Medieval Archive" (2015), "Visions of Empire" (2014), “Translatio” (2013), “Textual Intercourse: Medieval Appropriations and Appropriations of the Medieval” (2012), and “Mater(ia) Familias: Family Matters” (2011).
November 13, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
October 23, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
September 25, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
"Performance," with keynote speaker Theresa ColettiMarch 18, 2016 - 9:00am to 6:00pm