Graduate working groups

In addition to Medieval Lunch, Medieval Studies students participate in and organize a wide range of working groups. Those currently running are listed here: to suggest additions or updates, please email

Language reading groups

Old Norse. Meets most Wednesdays at 1pm. All are welcome–no previous experience with Old Norse required! Contact: Larissa Tsukamoto.

Medieval Latin. Meets on Zoom at 4pm every other Wednesday, starting Sept. 9. We will be starting with sight reading, but do not be intimidated– all levels of Latin are more than welcome. Camaraderie has long been a hallmark of the group and I hope that we can continue this friendly, supportive environment digitally. Contact: Kristen Herdman.

Syriac.  Mondays, 9:30-10:20, held on Zoom. Those interested should email Prof. van Bladel ( All levels of Syriac are represented, and attendees are not required to read/translate in order to participate. This semester we will read from “Guidi’s Chronicle,” otherwise known as the “Khuzistan Chronicle.”

Workshops and working groups

Medieval History Graduate Working Group. Meets weekly or semi-weekly to discuss pre-circulated graduate student work focused on medieval history, broadly construed. Contact: Alex Peña.

Colloquium on Textual Editing. Meets four times a semester for presentations on various aspects of textual editing. Contact: Carson Koepke.