Medieval Association of the Midwest

MAM held its 2015 meeting at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML), Saint John’s University (Collegeville, Minnesota), from October 8 to 10, 2015. The theme of the conference was Medieval Diversity: Other Lives, Other Voices, Other Stories. Coming on the heels of the January meeting in Madrid, Spain, this conference was smaller, but still well attended. Approximately 35 scholars came to the conference, including a number of HMML’s own staff. Over the course of two and one-half days there were nine panels and two regular plenary addresses, along with a special plenary address during the Friday banquet.

The plenary speakers were Lisa Fagin Davis, Executive Director of the Medieval Academy of America (The Manuscript Road Trip: Documenting Electronic Access to Medieval Manuscripts) and William F. Hodapp, the College of St. Scholastica (Liberal Learning and the Roman Goddess Minerva in the Middle Ages: A Case Study in Medieval Classicism). Both presentations were well received and prompted great discussion. The plenary during the Friday evening banquet was given by Father Columba Stewart, OSB, Executive Director of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. He spoke on HMML’s Role in Today’s World.

The Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM) is a non-profit association of scholars devoted to the study of the Middle Ages. For more information, contact the website editor, Mickey Sweeney (

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