|Pieter Brughel's "Little" Tower of Babel; explore more here.|
MAY THE FOURTH be with you, one and all!
The International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo (or #Kzoo2016) is rapidly approaching. Here's a grand compilatio of BABEL and BABEL-adjacent events to add to your calendar. Everyone is welcome to everything!
- Wed 8-11pm - MEDIEVAL DONUT 2.0 (Radisson Lobby), social gathering co-sponsored by GW MEMSI (Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute); note the event site
- Thu 3:30pm - BABEL ROUNDTABLE: Where Else? (Sangren 1740)
- Fri 1:30pm - GW MEMSI ROUNDTABLE: Play (Bernhard 209)
- Fri 3:30pm - POSTMEDIEVAL ROUNDTABLE: Hermaphrodites: Genitalia, Gender, and Being Human in the Middle Ages (Fetzer 1005)
- Fri 5:15pm - BABEL + MATERIAL COLLECTIVE RECEPTION (Bernhard President's Dining Room)
- Fri 9pm-midnight - FESTIVITIES AT BELL'S BREWERY
- Sat 10am - BABEL ROUNDTABLE: Far Out! (Fetzer 1005)
- Sat 3:30pm - PUNCTUM SESSION: In Fashions Reminiscent: The Overlapping Objects, Discourses, and Ideas of the Sixties and the Middle Ages (Schneider 1225)
- Sat 3:30pm - SMFS (SOCIETY FOR MEDIEVAL FEMINIST SCHOLARSHIP) ROUNDTABLE: Harassment in the Academy (Schneider 1360)
Other BABEL-adjacent happenings:
- Thu 10am - MATERIAL COLLECTIVE SESSION: Speculatio, Medieval and Modern (Schneider 1140)
- Fri noon - MATERIAL COLLECTIVE BUSINESS MEETING (Fetzer 2030)
- Fri noon - GRAMMAR RABBLE BUSINESS MEETING (Fetzer 1060)
- Sat 10am - ETH PRESS PERFORMANCE AND ROUNDTABLE: “The Grail Is the Opposite of Poetry”: The Medieval Coterie in Jack Spicer’s The Holy Grail (Schneider 1280)
- Sun 10:30am - GRAMMAR RABBLE SESSION: Erratic Letters (Bernhard 210)
Other items of note for #Kzoo2016 [Jonathan now writing as an individual]:
- Mentoring initiatives are happening throughout the conference (see Mary Kate Hurley's post)!
- Medievalists continue to affirm their commitments to creating a better world. See Jeffrey Cohen's post noting recent statements by the SMFS, International Society for the Study of Medievalism, and ITM co-bloggers; note also affirmations from the Anglo-Saxonist community (here and here), BABEL (many previous manifestos here and here), International Anchoritic Society, International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS), Material Collective, MEARCSTAPA, Medieval Academy of America (with policies against harassment and bullying, among other things), New Chaucer Society (here and here), SFMS President, and SSDMA (Society for the Study of Disability in the Middle Ages).
- Kristen Mapes has collated this great list of Digital Humanities and DH-adjacent sessions at #Kzoo2016.
Anything else to add? Feel free to use the comments section below (comments are moderated so it might take some time for items to post).