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Workshop on the Old English Glosses to the Lindisfarne Gospels

Call for Papers | May 26-27, 2017 | Arizona State University

The Gospels are contained in an illuminated manuscript that was produced around 700 in a monastery at Lindisfarne. It contains the text in Latin with Old English glosses added above the Latin around 950. Arizona State University has recently acquired a facsimile of the Lindisfarne Gospels and would like to celebrate that with a workshop on the linguistic aspects of the Old English glosses.

Faculty Spotlight: ACMRS Affiliate Prof. Corine Schleif

ASU art historian Corine Schleif was awarded the prestigious Berlin Prize of the American Academy in Berlin for spring semester 2016. As John P. Birkelund Fellow, Professor Schleif was among twelve public intellectuals selected to live and work at the Hans Arnhold Center at Wannsee, the residence of the banker Hans Arnhold and his family before they were forced to emigrate to the United States in the 1930s.

Faculty Publications 2015-2016

At the intellectual core of ACMRS are its peer-reviewed publications, which include about 25 books and three journals annually. Significantly augmenting that core are the multitudinous peer-reviewed publications of the Center’s affiliates. They have appeared in a wide range of prestigious scholarly journals and presses and range freely across the whole terrain of medieval and Renaissance studies from China and Japan to Egypt and Poland, from grammaticalization and gossip to the homeless and lust and witchcraft.

Dialoguing between the Humanities, the Social Sciences, Geology and Physics

On October 6, 2016 ACMRS and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability launched the first panel of what is projected as a much larger series showcasing the value of ongoing conversations dealing with the earth and its resources.

Religious Reconciliation in the Ransomed World

Sean Rigsby was a student this past summer in ACMRS’ Oxford Study Abroad program, where he studied with Professor Ralph Hanna and Dr. Sharonah Fredrick. In Dr. Fredrick’s class, Shakespeare, The New World, and the Age of Empire students studied the play A Winter’s Tale as a dystopian counterpoint to the idyllic image of the Americas in The Tempest. The following article is based on an essay which Sean wrote in the class, and constitutes a fine example of how ACMRS’ summer study stimulates long-lasting interest in medieval and Renaissance/Early Modern literature.

Powerful Voices: Female Leaders of the British Isles

By Stephanie Tanke

ASU Undergraduate Student in English Literature and Oxford 2016 Alumna