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. Back in-person for Fall 2022. Meets in-person Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm in Room 532 (near the central elevator). Medieval Latin Reading Group offers an excellent opportunity to study for the Medieval Latin exam in a low-stakes and supportive setting or to improve your reading and translation skills for research. Yale students of all Latin ability levels and learning backgrounds are welcome to attend. Contact: Carson Koepke

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.

Digital Humanities Graduate Student Colloquium. The Digital Humanities Graduate Student Colloquium brings together graduate students across disciplines to explore how digital tools can offer new possibilities in humanistic inquiry. Meetings of the DH Graduate Student Colloquium include informal brainstorming/troubleshooting sessions and presentations of both works-in-progress and established projects by Yale graduate students and faculty as well as guest speakers.  Contacts: (Medieval Studies); (History)