Thursday, March 6, 2008

Mediaeval Studies Student Conference: “Approaching the Middle Ages”

Proudly sponsored by the Mediaeval Studies Programme, Department of History, and the Mediaeval Studies Course Union.

Programme of Events:

9:30 - 10:00: Bryan Solly (UVic): “King Arthur’s Shame: An Analysis of King Arthur’s Behaviour in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”

10:00 - 10:30: Sheryl McDonald (UVic): “The Conversion of Myth and Truth in Dante’s Divine Comedy”

10:30 - 10:45: Break

10:45 - 11:15: Matt McHaffie (UVic): “The Crusade as the Imitatio Christi: towards a spirituality of warfare”

11:15 - 11:45: Erin Travers (UVic): “Continuity and the Plague: Beliefs and Practices Associated with Death in the Middle Ages”

11:45 - 1:00: Lunch Break (and perhaps video presentation)

1:00 - 1:30: Meg Leja (UBC): “The Man in the Mirror: Dhouda’s Reflections on the Male Body”

1:30 - 2:00: Sierra Gemma (UBC): “Recipes for Health: Magical, Religious, and Herbal Remedies for Female Ailments in Medieval England”

2:00 - 2:20: Coffee Break

2:20 - 2:50: Ryan Hunt (UVic): “I arrived here unintentionally: a student's view of the
Medieval Studies Program”

2:50 - 4:00(ish): Discussion: “Approaching the Middle Ages”

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