Rawlinson Center

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Richard Rawlinson Center

The Richard Rawlinson Center for Anglo-Saxon Studies and Manuscript Research, directed by Jana Schulman, is a research center under the aegis of the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University that fosters teaching and research in the culture and history of early medieval England and in the broader field of manuscript studies.

The Center is sponsoring four sessions at the 59th International Congress on Medieval Studies:

  • A Newly-Discovered Carolingian Glossary Fragment with Some Early English Parallels

    Friday, May 10 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT

    Location: Sangren Hall 1730

    Sponsors: Chancery Hill Books and Antiques; Richard Rawlinson Center

    Presider: Helen R. Davies, Univ. of Colorado–Colorado Springs   

    Organizer: Thomas A. Bredehoft, Chancery Hill Books and Antiques

    “A New Carolingian Glossary Binding Fragment” 

    Thomas A. Bredehoft 

    “Don’t Just Gloss Over It: Pedagogy and Privilege in Latin Paleography”

     Jess Cochran, Univ. of New Mexico 


    Respondent:  Kees Dekker, Rijksuniv. Groningen

  • The Junius Manuscript

    Thursday, May 9 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT

    Location: Sangren Hall 2110

    SponsorRichard Rawlinson Center 

    PresiderNicole Guenther Discenza, Univ. of South Florida

    Organizer:   Nicole Guenther Discenza

    "Monasticism, Mystery, and the Mind: The Vernacular Theology of the Old English Daniel"

    Jasmine Jones, Univ. of Oxford – David R. Tashjian Travel Award Winner

    "The Devil You Think You Know: Revisiting The Devil’s Characterization in Genesis A & B and Christ and Satan"

    Karra Shimabukuro, Elizabeth City State Univ.

    " Light and Full of Fire: The Elegiac Devil of Genesis B"

    Alisa Heskin, Western Michigan Univ.

  • Old English and Anglo-Latin Fragments and Microtexts

    Saturday, May 11 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT

    Location: Sangren Hall 2110

    Sponsor: Richard Rawlinson Center

    Presider: Susan M. Kim, Illinois State Univ.

    Organizer:  Lindy Brady, Edge Hill Univ.

    "Notes, Fragments, and the Study of Language in Early Medieval English Manuscripts"

    Kees Dekker, Rijksuniv. Groningen

    "Construing the Regula Pastoralis in Ninth-Century Wales"

    Megan Renz Perry, Yale Univ.

  • Rawlinson Center Lecture: Old English Ecologies

    Thursday, May 9 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EDT,

    Location: Sangren Hall 1710 (hybrid)

    SponsorRichard Rawlinson Center 

    Presider:  Kees Dekker, Rijksuniv. Groningen

    "Swimming Through It"

    Catherine E. Karkov, Univ. of Leeds

    "Looking to the Skies: Eschatological Nephology and Phenomenological Sculpture"

    Meg Boulton, Univ. of York