University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Premodern Encounters Colloquium, "Premodern Textual Cultures"

March 30, 2023

Speakers for this colloqium event are Marina Rustow, Princeton University, author of The Lost Archive: Traces of the Caliphate in a Medieval Synagogue (2020) and Daniel Wakelin, University of Oxford, author of Immaterial Texts in Late Medieval England: Making English Literary Manuscripts, 1400–1500 (2022).


Each colloquium brings together two scholars whose recent work engages with similar themes from different cultural and temporal eras. Rather than delivering formal talks, speakers will initiate a dialogue that places their related works in conversation. Participants are encouraged to have read their books in advance and will be invited to attend a casual pre-discussion of these works prior to the colloquium. Hard copy and .pdfs of scholarship will be made available to colloquium participants upon request.  Contact Deborah McGrady ( for information.

Homer Statue
In Person (Location TBD)
5:00-7:00 PM (EST)