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Helen Damico elected as Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America

3/16/15 - Emerita Professor of English Helen Damico, founder of UNM’s Medieval Studies programs and the first Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies, has been elected as a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, the premier professional organization for those who study the Middle Ages. She was inducted on Saturday, March 14, during the Medieval Academy’s annual meeting held at the University of Notre Dame. Congratulations to Dr. Damico on this outstanding honor!

IMS Welcomes John Lindow as Visiting Scholar in Medieval Scandinavian Studies

1/12/15 - The Institute for Medieval Studies welcomes John Lindow, Professor of the Graduate School in the Department of Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley, as its 2015 Visiting Scholar in Scandinavian Studies. Professor Lindow will teach the popular course “Viking Mythology” (ENGL 347/MDVL 347). He will also deliver a presentation about his research to the Medieval Work in Progress Seminar on March 23.

Upcoming Events

Works in Progress Seminar

"Rethinking and Rewriting the Religion(s) of the Vikings and Their Forebears"

Dr. John Lindow, University of California, Berkeley
Monday, March 23, 12:00-1:15 p.m.

History Department Commons, Mesa Vista Hall 1104

2015 Spring Lecture Series: Earth and Heaven in the Middle Ages 

Don't forget to mark your calendars for the Spring Lecture Series, April 13-16. Lectures will be held Monday through Thursday in Woodward Hall, with a concert featuring medieval music held in Keller Hall on Thursday. These events are free and open to the public; be sure to arrive early to ensure you get a good seat! You can continue checking back here for the latest information, including schedules, posters, and presenters.