The History department’s Premodernist Group is a forum where OSU faculty and students who study premodern cultures come together to discuss issues of common interest and concern. On Wednesday April 25, 2018 we propose to hold our first undergraduate symposium. Here, students will have the opportunity to present papers and exchange ideas with peers, graduate students, and faculty in a warm, supportive environment. We encourage all interested students to submit proposals for presentations or just attend the event, regardless of major.
(Abstracts are available here.)
Session I (12.30-2pm): Authority and Resistance
George Andrei, "Ethnic Politics and the Saxon Colonization of Medieval Hungarian Transylavania"
Chris Newman, "African Spirituality in Pre-Antebellum America"
Michele Sdao, "St. Polycarp of Smyrna: A Historical Enigma"
Session II (2.15-3.15): Useful Paradigms
Billy Timmermeyer, "Paul and Politics"
Sara Pierce, "The Role of Drama in the Field of Psychology"
Session III (3.30-4.30pm): Medieval Curiosities
Shiyong Lu, "Pomme d'Ambre: Jewel of the Arabian Spice Trade"
Stephanie Yoon, "Mountebanks, Defecators, and the Anti-Social: Curiosities of the Macclesfield Psalter"