All sessions will take place in UCC 2390 (Executive Boardroom, Old Capitol Mall; located on the 2nd floor over the 'Cookies and More').
10:00-10:10a.m. Opening remarks
Yvonne Seale (President, Iowa Forum for Graduate Medievalists)
Rebecca Smith (Secretary-Treasurer, Iowa Forum for Graduate Medievalists)
10:15-12:00p.m. Session 1: Art and Literature of Anglo-Saxon England
Matt Horrell (Classics) - "The Strength of Beowulf"
Spenser Santos (English) - "Molten Beowulf: Heated Transitions to Peacetime"
Anna Isbell (Art History) - "Broaching the Subject: The Geometry of Anglo-Saxon Composite Brooches"
Light lunch will be provided.
1:00-2:30p.m. Session 2: Holidays and Hordes in Medieval Europe
Justin Kirkland (History) - "Just Whose Holy Day is it?: Interpreting Sources About Medieval Feasts."
Andrew Steck (History) - "Looking Beyond the Mob: Interpreting Crowds in the Early Middle Ages."
2:45-4:00p.m. Roundtable: "New Directions": Bringing the Medieval into the Modern
Heather Wacha (History) - "If Books Could Talk: Medieval Manuscripts and Public History."
Ashley Tickle (Religious Studies): "From the Alps to Appalachia: the Evolution of the Waldensians."
Kristi DiClemente (History): "Medieval and Modern: The Not-So-Traditional Marriage."
Andrew Steck will host a potluck for all attendees at 7p.m. at 1415 Cedar St.