Time for the Middle Ages


Provisional Program


Program Schedule

*Subject to change



9:00 Welcome from Medieval Studies Program Director
9:15 Dr. Joseph Grossi, Department of English and Medieval Studies, UVic
Eternal Curses: When Time Meets Place in Medieval English Charters

Dr. Alan Mitchell, Department of English, UVic
A Craft of Time: Reckoning with the Fourteenth-Century Navicula


Musical Interlude
Early Music Society of the Islands

10:30 Morning Break
10:45 First Keynote speaker: Dr. Marina Rustow, Princeton University
Did Medieval People Know What Day of the Week It Was? Mismeasure and Imprecision in Cairo Geniza Documents
11:45 Dr. Trish Baer, Medieval Studies, UVic
Library exhibition - Vanquished Viking Gods

Lunch break


Dr. Shamma Boyarin, Department of English and Medieval Studies, UVic
Between Jewish Time and World Time: History Calendar Cosmology in the Book of Memory

1:30 Musical Interlude
Early Music Society of the Islands

Afternoon break


Dr. Evanthia Baboula, Art History and Visual Studies, UVic
The Seasons in Imperial Cultures

2:30 Second Keynote speaker: Eldon Yellowhorn, Simon Fraser Univeristy
Understanding Antiquity on the Northern Plains during the Medieval Warm Spell





 Student work from 2022-23

We have some wonderful posters and a final report from some of our students who took Dr. Adrienne Williams Boyarin's class last term.

There will be a presentation on these during the conference, but please feel free to look at the posters and read the paper below.

Poster: "Marginalia in a Fiftheenth-Century Confessional" by Kiarra Burd

Poster:  "Mistakes: The (Manuscript) world is Full of them!" by Lilian Goy

Poster and written report:"Early Modern English Wax Seals in the Brown Collection" by Eleanor Shippin