Spring Lecture Series

In 2019, the topic for the Medieval Studies Program’s Spring Speaker Series is The Virtual Middle Ages: A User’s Guide, which will include four talks and one workshop. Each of the scholars is known for their work on projects that engage with the Middle Ages in a material sense, whether via corpora, archives, or reconstructive paleography. The invited speakers will address the diverse media—digital, textual, or artifactual—by which contemporary audiences seek “access” to the medieval past.  In addition to their scholarly subject and practices, the speakers will engage with meta-analytic questions such as “What is the relationship between an object and its virtual representation?” that have been encouraged by new philology.


Nancy L. Wicker, Professor of Art History, University of Mississippi

“Andvari: Bridging the Gap across Disciplines and Institutions”

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 4PM in Bondurant Auditorium


Heather Allen, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Mississippi

“Beyond Show & Tell: Teaching Effectively with Rare Materials”

Friday, February 15 at noon in the Faulkner Room (J. D. Williams Library)


Anne F. Harris, Professor of Art History and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Depauw University 

“The Material Middle Ages in a Modern Virtual World

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 4PM in Bondurant Auditorium


M. Alessia Rossi, Samuel H. Kress Postdoctoral Researcher, Princeton University

“The Index of Medieval Art: The Middle Ages Only One Click Away”

Thursday, February 28 at 4PM in Bondurant Auditorium


Lilla Kopár, Associate Professor of English, Catholic University

“The Material Middle Ages: Commemoration through Inscribed Objects”

Thursday, March 21, at 4PM in Bondurant Auditorium


All of these events are free and open to the public. For more information (including about accommodations), contact Dr. Mary Hayes (hayes at olemiss.edu).