Le Grand Sceau
Armadilllo rampant et
Arbre remise en vigeur,
symboles du moyen âge
et de la Renaissance,
autour du sceau
The Medieval Latin Reading Group resumed its
biweekly meetings on September 6. For further information
,and for inclusion on its mailing list, contact Dr. Jacob
The Texas Tech Graduate School honored Justin Kirkland,
who graduated with a masters degree in History in spring
2013, with the Outstanding Thesis Award (Humanities
and Social Sciences) for 2013 for ""From Rite
to Right: How Holy Days Became a Natural Right in Medieval
This year the Texas Medieval Association (TEMA) will
annual meeting in Canyon Texas at West Texas A&M University.
on September 27 and 28. Program posted
here. To facilitate the
participation of Texas Tech students, the MRSC Board has
approved the rental of vans to provide free transportation.
For places on the vans, contact
John Howe. TTU students who want to participate as conference aides
will be entitled to free registration at the TEMA conference
of 2014 (to be held at the University of North Texas).
TEMA hosts graduate-student-friendly conferences and the
call for papers remains open until September 1.
The MRSC provides $200 subsidies for TTU graduate
students to attend major interdisciplinary medieval and
Renaissance Studies conferences. 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. This included at least three graduate
students in medieval and Renaissance studies. 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
to see the variety of programs
available to Texas Tech students.