Newberry Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

March 1, 2024

Tarren Andrews (Yale University)

Location: Newberry Library

This workshop aims to support medievalists thinking creatively about careers outside academia by encouraging thoughtful reflection about medieval studies skills and their wide-ranging utility. We will explore the range of archival skills scholars in medieval studies develop and consider their application in places outside of the institutionalized medieval archive. Bringing together the Newberry Library’s robust collections of medieval and Native American materials, participants will think through the very different ethical stakes of each of these archives and consider how the skills honed by medieval studies research and training can be useful in unexpected places like tribal, state, or national governments.

Early Medieval Writing Workshop

March 6, 2024

Location: Columbia University

1:30-3:30 pm, 612 Philosophy Hall, lunch provided

This in-person workshop is for students in the dissertation stage, or advanced undergraduate stage, who would like to get feedback on either a draft of a chapter, an outline, an article, or a section of a thesis with other students and faculty. It is open to students working in the early medieval period (pre 1100, roughly) and is intended to provide students at various stages of their writing with feedback.
Please click here and fill out the information if you would like to participate. In order to make this a productive session, the  workshop be limited to a small group. Should we receive an overwhelming amount of enthusiasm, we will consider expanding it and/or including an online version for out-of-state students.

Carceral Angels: An Abolitionist History of the Sheriff

Seeta Chaganti (UC Davis)

February 5, 2024

The NYU Consortium Medievalists and Medieval and Renaissance Center are excited to host Dr. Seeta Chaganti’s talk titled “Carceral Angels: An Abolitionist History of the Sheriff.” The event will take place on February 5th at 6:00pm EST in the event space at NYU’s English Department (244 Greene St.) and over Zoom.
In-person attendees without NYU IDs are required to register here. Masks are encouraged. Please reach out to Emily ( with any questions!
The Zoom invitation is below:
Time: Feb 5, 2024 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 941 9190 0259