Saturday, September 14, 2013

Welcome (back) to the MSCU!

Hello medievalists!
And welcome back to another year of engaging studies, camaraderie, heated arguments, and modern medievalism with UVic Medieval Studies and your MSCU! We're very excited to meet (and catch up with) members new and old. Whether you're a major, minor, or taking even one course, a seasoned scholar or just simply can't help pointing out the errors in medieval films, we're the course union for you!

We already have a great slate of events in mind for this year, but we want to hear what you'd like to see from the MSCU this year! Come on out to our Annual Course Union Conclave (some people might call it an "AGM") at 4:30 on Tuesday 17th Sept. in CLE C115  to meet other students and connect with resources in your department, plan the year, and elect an executive for 2013-2014! We are looking to elect a new Secretary, Treasurer, Director of Communications, and are welcoming any number of Directors-at-Large!
If you cannot make the meeting, and would like to have input or join the exec, please e-mail us at If you have not already done so, you can follow the MSCU on Facebook and Twitter, where we post frequently about events and medieval humour! You can find a list of upcoming events at the bottom of this post!
Hope to see you all this Tuesday! (Did we mention the free pizza?)
- your MSCU Exec

So, what's coming up for the MSCU?

-- We are hoping to have a Mead and Greet social and a Medieval Movie Night in the next few weeks - times TBA.
-- Sept. 24th at 2:30, the department and library are hoping to offer a free hour-long introductory tour of medieval resources, primary sources and research aids available through the libraries and an intro to interacting with medieval databases and special collections artifacts.  This is open to all MEDI and MEDI-related students; please let us know if you would like to take part.
-- Starting Oct. 1, the department will be offering Mardinalia, a free and casual seminar in medievalist research methods, essay writing technique, and academia, and translation sessions in Medieval Latin, open to all levels (no Latin or research experience required!). They are tentatively scheduled for Tuesdays at 2:30, and will build towards our Interdisciplinary Conference in second term!
-- The Medieval Studies department has a work-study position available to work on the Medieval Map project. Some research and technical experience required, but students will be given a chance to add their own interests to the communal project. If you're interested, contact for more information.

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