Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The Informal Iberian and Italian Medieval Seminar is born!

Let us introduce the recently created I3MS, the Informal Iberian and Italian Medieval Seminar, a multidisciplinary seminar on topics of interest for medievalist graduates and undergraduates at the University of Oxford. Its main purpose is to act as an informal forum open to all related disciplines where short presentations can be given and followed by discussion.

This new project will officially begin in week 2 of Hilary Term 2011. 

In the meantime you can follow developments by visiting the blog and subscribing to its RSS feed and newsletter (see the menu under the picture in the right column). You are also welcome to join the site and invite anyone else with an interest in the Middle Ages. The I3MS aims to be of interest to current and future researchers in different disciplines, not only Language and Literature, as well as to offer a forum for the sharing of information/ resources of interest for medievalists. 

Records of every session will be kept at the Past Events section of this blog and the On-line Resources section will be kept as up-to-date as possible with your help.

While there are historical reasons that justify linking Iberian and Italian studies, the primary reason for this combination stems from the need for student-run medieval seminars at the Italian and Spanish subfaculties. As medievalists we are an (increasingly) rare species, especially outside the Faculties of English and History. We hope to provide a space for discussion and exchange of ideas in which we meet more people with similar interests. 

The organisers invite undergraduate and graduate students to attend an introductory session to I3MS on Thursday of week 2 of Hilary Term 2011 (27th January) from 13:00 to 14:00 at Worcester College, Lecture Room B, which will include short presentations by three graduates on their doctoral work and discussion. Due to the time of day snacks will be provided and please feel free to bring your lunch.

Many thanks and welcome!

The Organisers
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