Medieval & Renaissance Studies Center
- The Medieval Latin Reading Group has resumed its
biweekly meetings. For spring semester 2013, it will assemble
in Holden Hall 40, on alternate Wednesdays at 4:30 (February
6, and 20, March 6, and, after a break, April 3 and 17). For further information
or an electronic copy of the current readings, contact
Dr. John Howe.
- The MRSC is again providing $200 subsidies for TTU graduate students to attend major interdisciplinary medieval and Renaissance Studies conferences. The two major ones envisioned are the 40th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI, May 9-12, 2013 (paper proposal deadline was September 15, 2012) --see http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/; and the 1st Annual Symposium on Medieval & Renaissance Studies, St. Louis University (mid-town campus), St. Louis MO, June 17-19, 2013 (paper proposal deadline December 15, 2012)—see https://www.slu.edu/center-for-medieval-and-renaissance-studies-home/annual-symposium-on-medieval-and-renaissance-studies. The modest MRSC subsidy can sometimes be parlayed into a larger amount through matching funds from departments or the Graduate School. However, no total reimbursal can exceed 100% of cost--students must fill out university travel forms and cannot be funded for more than acceptable receipted expenses. The MRSC Board also voted at its meeting on August 23, 2012 to consider, on an ad hoc basis, applications seeking support for attendance at other potentially comparable conferences. For details, contact Dr. John Howe.
- Last year more than 1000 Texas Tech students studied
abroad. Students interested in the Middle Ages and the
Renaissance who want to investigate opportunities to study
or conduct research in Europe can contact Monica Hopkins (UK
and Europe except Italy, France and Spain), Jesse Malone
(Italy), Julia Mainini (France) or Donna Wright (Spain).
Students can also explore the study abroad website at
www.studyabroad.ttu.edu to see the variety of programs
available to Texas Tech students.