UCSB’s 2018 Medieval Studies Conference

The UC Santa Barbara’s Medieval Studies Graduate Student Conference 2018 planning committee is excited to present “The Politics of Pleasure: Social Networking in the Middle Ages,” where scholars from diverse backgrounds will explore the varied and complex ways in which pleasure, leisure, competition, entertainment, friendly feelings, and play facilitated the very serious and often obnoxious business of politics – relaxing boundaries to allow for their renegotiation.

The Keynote this year will be presented by Professor Christine Chism from UCLA. Our very own Professor Sharon Farmer will be delivering the closing responses for the papers.

Please join us on May 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the IHC McCune Conference Room. There will be refreshments throughout the day, lunch, and a wine and small plate reception at the end.

UCSB 2018 Medieval Studies Graduate Student Conference Planning Committee:

Christene d’Anca, Department of Comparative Literature

Joyce King, Department of English

Anna Rudolph, Department of History