Late Antique-Medieval-Early Modern Faculty Working Group(LAMEM)
Though it has no formal interdisciplinary program for the study of the late antique, medieval, and early modern world, Brooklyn College’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences has a stellar collection of faculty studying the world before 1700 from many different angles. Thus, in spring 2014, several faculty members founded the Late-Antique-Medieval-Early-Modern faculty working group (LAMEM). Since then, LAMEM has met monthly each semester in the Costas Library (2405 Boylan Hall) at Brooklyn College. So far, between spring 2014 and fall 2018, 43 papers have been given by 23 different faculty members from eight different departments around the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (History, English, Art History, Judaic Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, Islamic Studies, Classics, and Philosophy).
LAMEM meetings give faculty members and graduate students a space to share their scholarship-in-progress with a welcoming audience of fellow faculty, alumni, undergraduates and graduate students from around Brooklyn College. Because of LAMEM, HSS faculty members and advanced graduate students have a space to share their scholarly work during the semester, as well as a chance to discuss pedagogical issues that arise when teaching courses on premodern literature, culture, religion, history, art, language, and thought. The connectedness fostered through LAMEM has even encouraged team-teaching and scholarly collaboration between LAMEM-affiliated faculty; and the feedback given to LAMEM presenters has aided their presentations in becoming conference paper, published articles, or books. LAMEM has also recently begun to invite scholars visiting Brooklyn College, CUNY, or the New York-area to participate and present in our colloquia.
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