I write to invite all Graduate Center medievalist and medieval-interested students and faculty to a wine and cheese reception on Friday, November 17, 2-3:30 p.m., in the Medieval Study (room 5105). We hope that this will give students and faculty from a number of different programs at the GC the chance to meet each other and chat about their interests.
I also would like to remind first- and second-year students that we will be offering the Introduction to Medieval Studies course in the Spring 2018 semester (as below). We are able to offer the course only once every three semesters, so if you’re interested in pursuing the Medieval Studies Certificate Program (or just in being introduced to Medieval Studies in an interdisciplinary fashion), you should consider signing up for the course.
MSCP 70100. Introduction to Medieval Studies. Mondays 2:00PM-4:00PM, Room TBA. 3 credits, Prof. Michael Sargent.
This course provides an introduction to a variety of materials, methods, disciplines, approaches and questions that you will encounter in studying (primarily) western European culture in the period spanning the ninth through fifteenth centuries CE. Depending on the background, training, strengths and interests of the students, we will focus particularly on textual issues in political and religious history, literature and literary transmission, mentalities, art and music. We will also pay attention to the modern and postmodern construction of the medieval through all of these areas of interest.
With warm regards,