In lieu of our usual contributions, this month we simply want to draw attention to and celebrate all of the Medieval Studies Institute faculty, staff, and students who have been a part of the process of preparing to host the 96th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, which will be held April 15-18, 2021.
The MEST Graduate Student Advisory Committee is bringing its annual Graduate Student Transcribathon to the MAA’s meeting this year–now a three-day, team-based competition–and has also co-sponsored a Graduate Student Social Hour and a session, “Graduate Medievaists and the Institutions We Work In: Community and Activism.” Faculty from across the campus are also playing key roles in organizing panels and events. The MAA 2021 Program may be viewed in full here.
The Medieval Studies Institute wants to recognize the hard work of the Program Committee, which is composed of faculty from across Indiana University and regional institutions. We thank the two Program Committee Chairs, Deborah Deliyannis (History) and Diane Reilly (Art History); Communications Chair, Kalani Craig (History); Local Arrangements Chair, Jeremy Schott (Religious Studies); as well as Committee Members, Asma Afsaruddin (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures), Daniel Caner (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures), Giuliano Di Bacco (Musicology), Nahyan Fancy (History, De Pauw University), Shannon Gayk (English), Ryan Giles (Spanish & Portuguese), Margaret Graves (Art History), Liz Hebbard (French & Italian), Sarah Ifft Decker (History & Jewish, Islamic and Middle East Studies, Rhodes College), Patty Ingham (English), Kevin Jacques (Religious Studies), Akash Kumar (French & Italian), Jennifer Lee (Art History, IUPUI), Amy Livingstone (History, Ball State University), Karma Lochrie (English), Manling Luo (East Asian Languages and Cultures), Dana Marsh (Music), Rosemarie McGerr (Comparative Literature), Joey McMullen (English), Morton Oxenboell (East Asian Languages and Cultures), Richard Sévère (English, Valparaiso University), Leah Shopkow (History), Barbara Vance (French & Italian), Sonia Velázquez (Religious Studies), Nick Vogt (East Asian Languages and Cultures), and Rega Wood (Philosophy) for their efforts in service to organizing this exciting conference.
To learn more, visit the MAA 2021 website here.