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Current Annual Meeting

Boston, 25-27 February, 2016

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library

The 91st Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America will take place on February 25-27 in Boston. The meeting will be hosted by the Medieval Academy of America, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Harvard University, Lesley University, The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Wellesley College.

The program will feature three plenary speakers: Barbara Newman (President of the Medieval Academy of America, John Evans Professor of Latin and Professor of English, Religious Studies, and Classics, Northwestern University); William Noel (Director, Kislak Center for Special Collections, University of Pennsylvania); and Robin Fleming (Professor of History, Boston College, and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow). In addition, the program will include fifty concurrent sessions in a wide variety of formats and covering a broad array of disciplines. Threads include Digital Humanities, Carolingian Studies, the Eleventh Century, Unfinished Works, Lyric Transformations, Medieval Ecologies, and Monasticisms. The Digital Humanities thread will include a special session in which participants will be able to interact with several different DH projects.
The Annual Meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Boston in the downtown Theater District. For the closing reception - certain to be an unforgettable evening - we will gather at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, one of Boston's greatest treasures.  Registration will be available in December.
We hope you will join us for what is sure to be an excellent (and snow-free) Annual Meeting

General Schedule:


Thursday (25 February)

1:30 – 3:00 PM             Opening Plenary

3:30 - 5:15 PM               Concurrent sessions

5:30 – 7:00 PM             Reception


Friday (26 February):

8:30 – 10:00 AM           CARA plenary

10 – noon                        Concurrent sessions

1 – 2 PM:                         Business Meeting and Awards

2:15 – 4 PM                    Concurrent sessions

4:30 – 6:15 PM              Concurrent sessions

6:30 – 7:30 PM:            Reception

7:30 PM                          Banquet


Saturday (27 February)

8:30 – 10:15 AM:          Concurrent sessions

10:45 – 12:15 AM          Presidential Address

1:30 – 3:15 PM              Concurrent sessions

3:45 – 5:45 PM              Induction of Fellows, Fellows' Plenary

6:30 – 8:30 PM             Closing reception, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


Sunday (28 February)

8:30 AM – noon           CARA meeting

With the exception of the closing reception, all events and sessions will take place at the Hyatt Regency Boston.


Program Committee:

Mary Dockray-Miller, Co-chair (Lesley College), Valerie Ramseyer, Co-chair (Wellesley College), David Areford (Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston), Arthur Bahr (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Brian Fitzgerald (Northeast Catholic University), Meredith Fluke (Wellesley College), Sean Gilsdorf (Harvard University), Eric Goldberg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Kathleen Kelly (Northeastern University), Irit Kleiman (Boston University), Deanna Klepper (Boston University), Charles McClendon (Brandeis College), Alex Mueller (University of Massachusetts, Boston), Karen Overby (Tufts University), Francesca E. Southerden (Wellesley College), Sarah Spence (Medieval Academy of America), William Stoneman (Houghton Library, Harvard University), Nicholas Watson (Harvard University), Anne Yardley (Drew University)


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