Thanks very much to Jonathan Hsy, our elections officer, for a wonderful job coordinating the election process and ensuring a strong slate of candidates for our society membership to draw from, and to our treasurer Amy Vines for her work getting folks registered to the society so they could vote and troubleshooting those who had difficulty accessing the ballot. The results of the election are: New Advisory Board members: Marjorie Housley Shyama Rajendran Graduate Student Representative: Kersti Francis Vice-President: Roberta Magnani The advisory board wishes to extend a special thank you to everyone who submitted a candidate or agreed, themself, to be a candidate for the ballot. We are a…
Reminder: Advisory Board Election Nominations
The call for nominations to these positions has been extended through Monday, October 21 2019 Elections timeframe: October 1–21: Call for nominations to the ballot October 23–November 11: voting period (all SMFS members with current membership during this voting period are eligible to vote) November 15: Results announcement Send nominations to: jhsy at email.gwu.edu
SMFS Elections—Nominations Open
It is time to begin the process of our annual elections to the Advisory Board of the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship. Here is a summary of elections-related activity occurring this year: Executive Team: Linda Mitchell, transitioning from President to Past President Melissa Ridley Elmes, transitioning from Vice President to President Foremother: Beth Robertson, concluding her service in 2019 Advisory Board members concluding terms of service in 2019: Erin Jordan Roberta Magnani Anneliese Pollock Renck Samantha Katz Seal Nicole Nolan Sidhu Graduate Student Representative concluding term of service in 2019: Marjorie Housley The executive Team, on behalf of the Advisory Board and society membership, wishes to express our gratitude to…
Chelsea Silva wins 2019 Foremothers Fellowship
SMFS is pleased to announce that the winner of our 2018 Foremothers Fellowship is Chelsea Silva, a PhD candidate in English at the University of California, Riverside. Her project, Bedwritten: Middle English Medicine and the Ailing Author, explores the intersection of healthcare, impairment, and literature in late medieval England. With support from the Foremothers Fellowship, she will conduct archival research in London in order to continue developing the Middle English Remedies database, an open-access database of previously-unpublished medical recipes. She will also produce a full transcription of British Library MS Harley 2389, a sixteenth-century commonplace manuscript that includes a number of cosmetic, obstetric, and domestic recipes.
2018 Graduate Student Essay Contest
There will be no essay contest prize awarded this year. Currently-enrolled graduate students are invited to submit original essays on any aspect of medieval studies that focuses on issues of women, gender, and/or sexuality to the 2019 Essay Contest (deadline: 1 November, 2018).
Kalamazoo and Leeds SMFS Merchandise now available!
Support SMFS in style at Kalamazoo and Leeds! Show your support with an SMFS button ($2.50), zippered tote bag ($15), mug ($20), or t-shirt ($15–$20). Merchandise can be purchased at the SMFS reception, business meeting, or banquet. Note: t-shirts are available in women’s sizes S–XL (grey) and unisex L–XXL (natural). If you are unable to be in Kalamazoo or Leeds this year, but would like one or more of these items, e-mail Linda Mitchell at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, to arrange shipping and payment.