Our members have been busy travelling and writing these past few months.


Michelle Seiler (History), who is currently undertaking research in England as a Schallek Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, has been busy blogging: about what her dissertation would be if it were an object; what's been lost in the ancient English town of Colchester, and what still survives; the historical parallels between self-government in modern Scotland and in the medieval British borough; and medieval chess-playing delinquents.

Yvonne Seale (History) blogged about attending the Midwest Medieval History Conference at Dominican University, River Forest IL, and the Haskins Society Conference at Carleton College, Carleton MN.


Kristi DiClemente (History) is pictured to the right volunteering to learn how to spin wool during a panel session of the Midwest Medieval History Conference. She gave a paper at this conference in mid-October on an aspect of her doctoral research, concerning marital disputes in late medieval Paris. Kristi also published an article on another area of her research in the most recent issue of Hortulus:

"Martial Affection and Expectations in a 14th Century Parisian Court." Hortulus: the Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies 11:1 (Fall 2014), 3-24. [Read online]

Yvonne Seale (History) published a book review in the Fall 2014 issue of Hortulus:

Review of Celia Chazelle, Simon Doubleday, Felice Lifshitz and Amy G. Remensnyder, eds., Why the Middle Ages Matter: Medieval Light on Modern Injustice. New York: Routledge, 2012, in Hortulus: the Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies, 11:1 (Fall 2014), 67-71. [Read online]

Rebecca Smith (Art History) was awarded a Stanley Graduate Award for International Research from the University of Iowa International Programs. She used this funding to travel to France over the summer to conduct preliminary research for her dissertation. While in France, Rebecca focused particularly on the cathedral at Reims, where she measured key points in order to further geometric analyses of the structure. Rebecca also published an article arising out of her research interests:

"Flowers of Fragility: Examining the Structure and Design of Rose Windows." Avista Forum Journal 23:1 (Fall 2014).

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