Aden Kumler, Department of Art History, University of Chicago); and Sarach Baechle, English, University of Notre Dame (topic TBD)
The Medieval Studies Working Group will provide an opportunity for junior and senior scholars to engage in larger questions of methodology, the viability of interdisciplinarity, and the specific forms it might take within the umbrella of “medieval studies,” as well as within specific disciplines. In order to explore these abstract questions productively, they must be rooted in concrete and specific case studies. Speakers will be encouraged to highlight their methodological approach either in the body of their talk or in the subsequent question and answer session.
By placing practitioners of different methodologies and disciplines into direct contact with each other, the organizers envision the working group as a place of active dialogue and debate between scholars not only from different departments, but also from inside and outside the Notre Dame community.
Sponsored by the Medieval Institute