Fall 2013

Fall Get together & Calligraphy Night
Monday, November 25, 4:00-7:00 pm, in the Cassani Room, 102 Shattuck Hall
     Have you ever been interested in Medieval Studies? Ever wanted to try your hand at calligraphy? On November 25th, the Program in Medieval Studies invites you to our fall semester get together! Join us as the department meets to enjoy each other's good company before the start of the holidays. Meet professors, get to know other students who share your interests, ask questions, and enjoy some foEveod! As an in interdisciplinary program, we have people spread out all over campus, so we welcome the chance to bring everyone together for a meet and greet. To top off the evening, we will be hosting a calligraphy event. Here's a chance for you to indulge in your inner medievalist! Learn to cut your own feather quills and write like a medieval scribe.     
     Questions? Email Brittany, the student liaison, at, or visit us on Facebook at our page Mount Holyoke College Medieval Studies Program (

Wiki England Launch Party

Thursday, December 12, 2:00-4:00 pm in the Cassani Room, 102 Shattuck Hall (event originally planned for Wednesday now rescheduled for Thursday).

Spring 2013

Decorem regni protege: Defining the Medieval Queen         
          A day-long interdisciplinary conference on the fact and fictions of female rulership in the Middle Ages and early modern Europe, featuring papers by young scholars from Mt. Holyoke and Hampshire Colleges. The conference will take place on Tuesday, 30 April in the Cassani Seminar Room of Shattuck Hall, on the Mt. Holyoke campus. Opening remarks at 8:45 a.m., followed by panels and a closing reception at 4 pm. Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Prof. Sean Gilsdorf (    
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Beltane Celebration, Pangy Day, Friday, April 26, 5:00-7:30 pm in the Cassani Room, 102 Shattuck
Beltane celebrates the medieval feast day of springtime giving thanks for the female and the feminine.

A Gathering of Medievalists, for Majors & Prospectives
Thursday, March 7 at 4:30 pm in the Cassani Room, 102 Shattuck Hall