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John Eldevik
Eldevik Publishes Book Review

Associate Professor of History John Eldevik recently published a review of Keagan Brewer's Prester John: The Legend and its Sources in The Medieval Review. Brewer's volume is a collection of translated texts related to the figure of "Prester John," a legendary Christian ruler believed in the Middle Ages to possess a realm of fabulous wealth and power somewhere in the East beyond the lands of Islam.  More ...

John Eldevik
Eldevik Presents Work at Medieval History Seminar

Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik recently attended the California Medieval History Seminar, held Oct. 26 at the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif, where participants discussed his draft article, "Saints, Pagans, and the Wonders of the East: The Medieval Imaginary and its Manuscript Contexts."  More ...

John Eldevik
Eldevik Attends Medieval Congress

Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik attended the annual International Medieval Congress held at the University of Leeds, England, July 1-4, where he presented a paper titled "Communities of Violence: Saracens and Saints in Medieval Bavaria."  More ...

Patrick Geary
Princeton Medievalist Patrick Geary to Lecture in Humanities Forum

Patrick Geary, a leading historian of the middle ages from Princeton University, will present a lecture titled “The Dilemma of Translation: Sacred Scripture and Sacred Power in the Early Middle Ages,” on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 4:10 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium at Hamilton College.  His lecture is sponsored by Hamilton College’s Humanities Forum and is free and open to the public.  More ...

John Eldevik
Eldevik Publishes Book Review in Speculum

A book review by Assistant Professor of History John Eldevik has appeared in the latest issue of Speculum, the leading North American journal of medieval studies.  More ...

Meghan Woolley '13.
Meghan Woolley ’13 Exploring Arthurian Legend Under Emerson

The subject of medieval times frequently conjures up images of knights, chivalry and the iconic and mysterious King Arthur. Most historians agree that King Arthur is probably only a legend, yet his image pervaded medieval history and politics. Meghan Woolley ’13, a recipient of a 2011 Emerson Summer Grant, will spend the summer exploring the role of Arthurian legend in English monarchies of the 12th to 16th centuries.  More ...

Katherine Terrell
Terrell Hosts Panel and Delivers Paper at Medieval Congress
Assistant Professor of English Katherine H. Terrell hosted a panel on "Scottish Literature and Identity" at the 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University on May 9. In a separate panel at the Congress, she delivered a paper titled "Propaganda, Politics, and the Anglo-Scottish Border," in which she examined portrayals of the medieval Anglo-Scottish border in historiography, cartography, and law. More ...
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