MAA News – 2016 Annual Meeting

Boston Public Library, MS f. Med. 101, f. 1r detail, Christine de Pizan, Le livre des trois vertus

Boston Public Library, MS f. Med. 101, f. 1r detail, Christine de Pizan, Le livre des trois vertus

The 91st Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America will take place on February 25-27 in Boston. The meeting will be hosted by the Medieval Academy of America, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, Harvard University, Lesley University, The Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and Wellesley College.

The program will feature three plenary speakers: Barbara Newman (President of the Medieval Academy of America, John Evans Professor of Latin and Professor of English, Religious Studies, and Classics, Northwestern University); William Noel (Director, Kislak Center for Special Collections, University of Pennsylvania); and Robin Fleming (Professor of History, Boston College, and a 2013 MacArthur Fellow). In addition, the program will include fifty concurrent sessions in a wide variety of formats and covering a broad array of disciplines. Threads include Digital Humanities, Carolingian Studies, the Eleventh Century, Unfinished Works, Lyric Transformations, Medieval Ecologies, and Monasticisms. The Digital Humanities thread will include a special session in which participants will be able to interact with several different DH projects.

The Annual Meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Boston in the downtown Theater District. For the closing reception – certain to be an unforgettable evening – we will gather at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, one of Boston’s greatest treasures.

The Program for the Annual Meeting is now available online, linked from the meeting website. The website includes a link to the Hyatt Regency Hotel, where you may reserve rooms at a discounted rate.

As a new feature this year, you can use to access the Annual Meeting program. If you wish, you may set up a free account that will allow you to plan your Annual Meeting schedule, bookmark sessions and events, and download them into your mobile calendar. Click here to start:

Meeting registration will open in mid-December. We hope you will join us for what is sure to be an excellent (and snow-free) Annual Meeting.

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