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Georgia Medieval Group Spring Meeting at Georgia Tech

We had a wonderful spring meeting of the Georgia Medieval Group at the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking at Georgia Tech, sponsored by the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. A great set of presentations, and a fascinating tour of the museum by director Virginia Howell.



Meeting Program


April 20, 2024

500 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332


9:30-10am: Breakfast


10am: GMG Welcome

Andrew Kurt & Richard Utz


10:15-11:15: Panel I: Bodies and Movement

Chair: Lainie Pomerleau


Dan Mills, Georgia Tech, “Physiognomic Illustration in the Ellesmere Chaucer MS”


John Clements, The Association for Renaissance Martial Arts, “Interpretation of Motus in Medieval Combat Artwork”


11:15-12:15: Panel II: Sanitation, Disease, and History

Chair: Richard Utz


Kelly Duquette, Georgia Tech, “I’the city of kites and crows:” Corvids and Early Modern Sanitation


Wendy Turner, Augusta University, “Parallel Diagnosis: A Way Forward for Discussions About Disease Between the Past and the Present”


12-12:30: Lunch


12:30-1:30 Panel III: Material Impacts

Chair: Lainie Pomerleau


Lora Webb, Emory University, “Ornament and Ambiguity: Eunuchs in Byzantine Court Ritual”


Matt Carter, Clayton State University, “The Play of the Axe”


1:45-2:45: Paper Museum Tour


3:00-4:00: "Medieval Worlds of Paper and Parchment”: an interactive roundtable hosted by Paul Dover, Kennesaw State University

Chair: Richard Utz 



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