The annual meeting of the Medieval Academy’s Committee on Centers and Regional Associations took place on Friday, 4 October at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Twenty delegates representing Medieval Studies programs, centers, departments and regional associations from around North America gathered to discuss common problems (including budgets, programming cutbacks, curricular revolutions, and the job market), share success stories, and brainstorm ways we can support each other in our advocacy for and teaching of medieval studies. The meeting included a trip to the rare book room to see some of the Newberry’s manuscript treasures. Our thanks to CARA Chair James Murray and the Newberry’s Karen Christianson for organizing and implementing the meeting.
We invite all interested members to join us at the 2014 CARA meeting at UCLA on Sunday 13 April, when CARA will meet after the close of the Medieval Academy Annual Meeting. More information coming soon!