Work in Medieval Studies: Fall 2011

WIMS (the Work in Medieval Studies Series) is CMS’s graduate lecture and workshop series, a venue for the graduate students of CMS to develop our professional presentation skills and respond to each other’s ideas, sharing works in progress in an informal but constructive forum.

Presentations typically last anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes and can consist of (draft) conference papers, dissertation chapters, articles, former term papers – or just interesting ideas worth an airing! Each talk is followed by a short discussion period giving students the opportunity to receive feedback on their work in a supportive environment. We meet in the Great Hall on Fridays at 3pm and although WIMS is housed in CMS, we welcome students from all disciplines and departments working on a medieval topic. WIMS events are a truly excellent way of being involved at the Centre, and coffee, tea, and snacks are always on offer. Last year, WIMS had one of its best years yet – this year, it will also provide a good opportunity to get ready for CMS’s own 33rd Medieval Colloquium in March.

So, we are now looking for volunteers among you who would like to speak during the Fall 2011 term, and in particular for those keeners who would be willing to present for us in September and October.

After a year of setting the bar very high indeed, Richard Shaw is retiring as WIMS co-chair, and Jessica Lockhart will be joined by new co-chairs Annika Ekman and Eduardo Fabbro for the 2011-2012 series. If you want a bit more information about WIMS, and especially if you’re interested in giving a talk, then please contact us directly at email hidden; JavaScript is required, email hidden; JavaScript is required or email hidden; JavaScript is required.