The Council of the Medieval Academy of America has voted to establish an Advocacy Committee. This committee will consider and select matters on which the MAA will issue public statements and will craft those statements. The six-member Committee is also charged with reviewing and signing on to the statements issued by other scholarly societies. We seek to assemble a committee that is representative of the membership, including members from different fields within medieval studies, from various career stages and employment profiles, as well as diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and orientations.
Several excellent volunteers have already responded to an earlier call, and we now offer all members of the Academy the opportunity to nominate members to do this important work: who do you think would collaborate effectively to best represent the perspective of medieval studies on current issues? Members need not ascertain the nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a nomination, and self-nominations are still welcome.
Three Council members and the Academy presidents will craft a balanced slate of nominees and alternates from the members’ nominations and self-nominations, which will be submitted to Council for approval at its July meeting (after which the Executive Director will contact those on the slate to determine their willingness to serve).
You are welcome to make multiple nominations! Submit one nomination per form and look for the “submit another?” prompt at the end. Please submit your nominations by June 15th.
Here’s the Google form to nominate:
– Maureen Miller, President, Medieval Academy of America