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"

12:00-1:00p.m. LUNCH

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."

2:30-2:45p.m. BREAK

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.