Workshop Meeting: Andrea Tarnowski (Dartmouth), May 20

Please join the Medieval Studies Workshop for our  final presentation of the year.

Prof. Andrea Tarnowski (Dartmouth, French/Comparative Literature)

“Alain Chartier’s Singularity”

Respondent: Torsten Edstam

12:00-1:30pm on Friday May 20 in Wieboldt 207.

The pre-circulated paper is available here: Alain Chartier’s Singularity

Coffee and tea will be provided, and we invite you to bring your lunch.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Torsten Edstam at

Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance, please contact Torsten Edstam in advance at

A full schedule of the year’s workshop presentations may be found under the program tab.

End of Year Party, Friday June 3

Dear Medievalists!

Please save Friday June 3rd, ca 7pm for a potluck supper celebration of the end of another great year of medievalia at the U of C!

The Medieval Workshop will supply libations and we invite you to bring the non-liquid provisions.

Place: TBA

Time: 7:00 PM

RSVP to Torsten Edstam so we can plan our beverage purchasing properly:

Hoping to see you all there and to toast a year of great conversations and the prospect of  summer!

MSW at Kalamazoo

The Medieval Studies Workshop is sponsoring two sessions at Kalamazoo this year.


1.) Devotion and Reform in the Middle Ages (Session 545, Bernhard 212, Sunday 8:30 AM)

Organizer: Torsten K. Edstam, University of Chicago

Presider: Torsten K. Edstam

Soldiers in Battle and Monks in Convent: Devotional Language in Late Twelfth- and Early Thirteenth-Century Crusade Sermons

Monika Collins, Independent Scholar

Devotion and Reform in the Medieval Letter: The Case of Hildegard of Bingen

Christopher Fletcher, University of Chicago

Mental Prayer, Reform, and Anti-clericalism in the Anonymous De oracione mental (Biblioteca del Palacio Real MS II/795)

Daniel K. Gullo, Columbus State University



2.) Images of Medieval Kingship (Session 578, Bernhard 212, Sunday 10:30 AM)

Organizer: Torsten K. Edstam, University of Chicago

Presider: Jonathan R. Lyon, University of Chicago

Kings of Beggars: Royal Almsgiving in Medieval Europe

Ellie E. Fullerton, University of Chicago

Representing Kings and Queens in the Iberian Cartulary: The Liber feudorum maior

Shannon L. Wearing, New York University