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Georgia Medievalists' Group

The Georgia Medievalists' Group is a group of professional and student medievalists of all disciplines that meets twice a year in various places around the state. Watch this page for further information about forthcoming meetings. If you are interested in giving a paper or hosting a future meeting, please contact Jonathan Good (Reinhardt University) or Wendy Turner (Georgia Regents University). Like us on Facebook

Spring Meeting, 2015

The Spring 2015 meeting of the Georgia Medievalists Group, hosted by the History Department of Middle Georgia State College, will be held on the MGSC Macon Campus on Saturday 7 February in Room 112 of the Professional Sciences Building.


The schedule and line-up are as follows:


Coffee and Doughnuts, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM


First Session, 10:30 AM – Noon: History, Pseudo-History, and Folklore


Caroline Boone, Vanderbilt University: “The Selective Construction (and Omission) of ‘History’ in Chrétien de Troyes’s Cligès


Andrew Kurt, Clayton State University: “Embassies Between the African PresterJohn and Italy, With Some Important Consequences”


Tracie Provost, Middle Georgia State College: “From Bestial to Heroic:  Tracing the Werewolf from Antiquity to the Middle Ages”


Lunch: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Second Session, 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM: Secular and Religious Literature


Karmen Lenz, Middle Georgia State College: “The Mind as Sanctuary: Liturgical and Patristic Influences in the Old English Boethius”


Shannon Godlove, Columbus State University: “Epitomes of Sainthood: Apostles and Apostleship in Old English Catalogue Poems and Martyrologies


Leanne Good, University of South Alabama: “Depictions of Wilderness in East Frankish Hagiography”


Mounawar Abbouchi, University of Georgia: “Another Look at Yde et Olive”


Final session: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Reconstructions of material culture


Charles “Skip” Ward, Middle Georgia State College: Reproduction of a medieval illumination


Dinner at The Rookery (Downtown Macon): 6:30 PM​



Directions: The Macon Campus of Middle Georgia State is at Exit 3 (US-80/GA-22) from Interstate 475. If you’re coming from the south, you’ll turn left and go under the highway, and if you're coming from the north, you'll exit and turn right. You'll pass one stoplight and then the college will be on your right. When you enter the college, you'll turn *left* and then follow the road down to the first major parking lot that's in front of Jones Hall. You'll go up the stairs and into Jones Hall, and then go downstairs or go into the elevator in the hall. At the base of the elevator, you'll find yourself at PSC 112, where we'll have the conference. You can find Jones (which is connected to PSC) on a map of the campus here:

If you have any questions, please e-mail Andrew Reeves at andrew.reeves1 -at- If you get lost on the day of, just phone or text Andrew's cell: 512-216-8807.

Previous Meetings

Columbus State University (November 8, 2015)

Emory Law School (February 22, 2014)

Reinhardt University (October 26, 2013)

Albany State University (March 23, 2013)

Augusta State University (October 20, 2012)

University of Georgia (February 11, 2012)

Wesleyan College (October 1, 2011)

Oxford College (February 5, 2011)

Albany State University (October 2, 2010)

Kennesaw State University (January 30, 2010)

Emory University (September 26, 2009)

Georgia Institute of Technology (January 24, 2009)

Reinhardt College (September 27, 2008)

Washington, Georgia (January 26, 2008)