November 16th, 2018 – Medieval Literatures co-sponsors first “Envisioning LGBTQIA+ Wellbeing Across Disciplines” at the Loma Pelona Center.

May 3, 2018 – Medieval Literatures Grad Mini-Conference: Christene D’Anca, Department of Comparative Literature, “Death and Its Aftermath in the Middle Ages” and Jessica Zisa, Department of English, “The Pseudo-Mulier in an Age of #Resistance”

May 5, 2018 – Medieval Studies Graduate Student Conference “The Politics of Pleasure: Social Networking in the Middle Ages” – Keynote Speaker: Professor Christine Chism, UCLA (English)

October 31, 2017 – Medieval Literatures and Literature and the Mind Co-Sponsor Talk by Ruth Evans, Professor of English at St. Louis University, on “Margery Kempe’s Internal Reality.”

May 26, 2016 – Pre-New Chaucer Society Congress Mini-Conference: Jonathan Forbes, “Fragments of Debate: Group Experience in the Headlinks of the Canterbury Tales,” Shay Hopkins, “Encoding Wayfinding Techniques in the Hagiographies of Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud Misc. 108,” Rachel Levinson-Emley, “Arcite’s Inexpressible Love: Hereos and Bleeding in The Knight’s Tale,” Paul Megna, “Chaucerian Anger”

May 16, 2016 – Seminar Discussion with Professor Elizabeth Scala, University of Texas, Austin (English), Desire in the Canterbury Tales

Fall 2014 Medieval Literatures Events

May 17-18, 2013 – Medieval Studies Graduate Student Conference “Says Who? Contested Spaces, Voices, and Texts” – Keynote Speaker: Professor Steven Justice, UC Berkeley (English), “‘Most Impudent’: Augustine, After Augustine, and Way After Augustine.”

May 2, 2013 – 2nd Annual Medieval Literatures Lecture with Professor Bruce Holsinger, University of Virginia, “Literary Friendship & Historical Fiction: Scenes From Medieval London”

April 25, 2013 – Nicole Archambeau, UCSB Dept of History & Religious Studies,”Identifying Health Care Providers in the Later Middle Ages”