Title: Chronicae
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Publication Date: Spring 2006
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The Newsletter of the
University of Florida

Vol. 1, No. 1 SPRING 2006

Mary Watt and Will Hasty in the new Medieval and
Early Modem Studies Reading Room in 237 Dauer Hall.




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From your Co-Directors

As Co-Directors of the Center for Medieval and
Early Modem Studies we are delighted to bring you
the first newsletter published by our Center. It is
our hope to publish a newsletter each spring and
each fall to keep you all up to date on all of the
activities organized and sponsored by the Center.
2005 was a wonderfully successful year, but two
moments in particular are of special significance.

The first was our official recognition by the
University as a Center. The second was the
University's appointment of Angel Kwolek-Folland
as Associate Dean responsible for Center and
Institutes. Associate Dean Kwolek-Folland has
already been hard at work looking for ways to
facilitate the directives and objectives of MEMS
and we are hopeful that through her efforts along
with those of all of our members and friends, our
Center will continue to flourish.

In addition to these pivotal events, the Center
saw a very busy and productive year as we launched
our Stammtisch series, sent members to the
Congress at Kalamazoo and presented our own
annual colloquium, Media-evale, sponsored by the
City of Gainesville and the France Florida Research
Institute. The colloquium featured a keynote
address by Amilcare lannucci and drew great
reviews from all who attended. Our Stammtisch
series allowed graduate students and faculty alike to
interact in this informal workshop and speaker
series and we hope that the series will continue this
spring (see call for abstracts below).

We encourage all of you to send us your bits of
Medieval and Early Modem News so that we can
make this newsletter truly a source of news for all of
you who have worked so hard and continue to work
hard to put Medieval and Early Modem Studies on
the map at UF and beyond.

Will Hasty

Mary Watt
watt( rll.ufl.edu

Graduate Fellows News

Our Graduate Fellows continue tirelessly to man
the Reading Room, Dauer 237, providing assistance
to students or faculty who drop by to use the books
or students who express an interest in Medieval and
Early Modem Studies.
Paul Wagner, is pursuing graduate studies in
history. Lauren Ermel and Randi Smith are doing
their graduate degrees in English. Laurenjust
recently completed her qualifying exams and is fast
at work on her dissertation. We encourage you all to
drop by the Reading Room, have a cup of coffee
and meet our Graduate Fellows.

Talk by George Greenia. "The Forge
of Faith"

Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Shifra Armon,
MEMS was treated to a wonderful visit by Professor
George Greenia of the College William and Mary
on December 2, 2005.


Dr. George Greenia

Professor Greenia gave two talks, the first on
how to get published and the second, The Forge of
Faith, an illustrated lecture on Spain's Camino de
Santiago. The talk was sponsored in part by MEMS
and provided students with a wonderful introduction
to one of the foremost pilgrimage routes of the
Middle Ages.

The talk also served as a bit of an orientation
session for those students who will be traveling with
Dr. Armon this summer to Spain to study and walk
the Road to St. James. Information on the summer
course, Then and Now: The Medieval Pilgrimage
Route to Santiago can be found by contacting Dr.
Shifra Armon sarmon@rll.ufl.edu

Preview for 2006

Library Courses

The Center's annual Camevale conference, this
year entitled, Masks: Tradition and
Transformation will take place from January 28t
to January 31, 2006. The event has been timed to
coincide with the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. As
was the case in 2005, the City of Gainesville is co-
sponsoring the event. Also on board this year are
the Ham Museum and Harry's Seafood Bar and
Grill. Highlights include an art exhibition featuring
masks from all over the world opening December
22nd at the Thomas Center Galleries, a masked
Cocktail Party on January 28th, and a keynote
address by Ronald Herzman, Distinguished
Teaching Professor of English at SUNY Geneseo,
author of The Medieval World View; The
Apocalyptic I,,,,ilJ ,l,. ,I in Medieval Literature

On March 8, 2006 the Center will also host a talk
by famed Medievalist, Giuseppe Mazzotta.

We will also be sponsoring the CAMWS
(Classics) Conference taking place on April 7-8
here in Gainesville.

The Center will also be sponsoring several
sessions at the annual Medieval Congress at
Kalamazoo, MI in May. Watch Center Web Site for

Watch the MEMS Website for details on all of these


Stammtisch Series:
Call for Abstracts

MEMS asks all of those who would like to
present a short paper or work in progress as part of
our Stammtisch series to contact the co-directors,
Will Hasty or Mary Watt (email addresses above).
Stammtisch talks are informal and provide a great
forum for graduate students to discuss dissertation
or thesis chapters or upcoming conference

Paul Victor, Assistant University Librarian,
Humanities & Social Sciences Dept. at the Smathers
Library has designed a course specifically aimed at
enhancing the research skills of MEMS students.

The course, IDH 3931: Library Research, is a 3
credit (semester long) honors course emphasizing
library research skills. Some of the topics &
research skills covered in this class are orientation
to library resources and home page, proficiency in
using the UF Libraries Catalog to find books &
journals volumes and effective searching.

For more information contact Paul at

Ronald Herzman. Coming in January

Giuseppe Mazzotta, Coming in March

ii i.


Graduate Fellows:
Call for Applications

Graduate students interested in serving as Graduate
Fellows are encouraged to contact Dr. Nina Caputo,
ncaputo #iufl.edu

Yes, I'd like to support the Center for Medieval and Early Modem Studies in the 2006-2007 academic

Please direct my contribution into the fund indicated below:
MEMS General Fund (Special Events and Initiatives)
Library Fund (acquisition of rare books)
Scholars Fund (assistance for visiting scholars)
Graduate Fund (travel assistance and fellowships
for graduate students)

D My check is enclosed in the amount of

Receipts will be issued by December 15, 2006.

Please send me more information about the following areas of interest:

D Events for the 2006-2007 academic year
D Fellowships at the Center for Medieval and Early Modem Studies
D Establishing a named fund or fellowship



Center for Medieval and Early Modem Studies
C/o Dr. Mary Watt, Co-Director
University of Florida
170 Dauer Hall, Box 117405
Gainesville, FL 32611-7405

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