Delaware Valley Medieval Association
The Delaware Valley Medieval Association has more than 100 members in the tri-state area, and meets four times a year during the academic year. Founded in 1979, DVMA is affiliated with the Medieval Academy of America through its Standing Committee on Centers and Regional Associations (CARA).
Meetings are held at members' institutions throughout the tri-state area. Meetings are held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and include continental breakfast and lunch; three speakers (typically two DVMA members and one invited speaker) present papers of about 50 minutes in length. Membership fees are $30 regular, $10 student. Per-meeting charges are $15.00 non-member, $10.00 member, $5.00 student. Membership is open to all with an interest in the medieval era. Click here for a membership application form.
MINUTES OF BUSINESS MEETING
20 APRIL 2002
AT CENTENARY COLLEGE
Delaware Valley Medieval Association
2003-2004 Membership Form
Dues are $30 for regular members and $10 for student members. To apply for or renew your membership, please print out a copy of the form at the above link, fill it out and enclose a check payable to the Delaware Valley Medieval Association, and send it to Dorothy Shepard by 1 December 2002 at the address listed on the form..
Your regular membership entitles you to half-price courtesy privileges at the University of Pennsylvania Library. [Note, however, that the $10 student membership rate does not cover library-borrowing privileges.]
Penn has stipulated the conditions under which we might take advantage of this privilege, conditions to which we can make no exception. To qualify: 1) print out, or download) the additional form (below the membership form), giving a brief description of your research field or specific project; 2) return the completed membership application and privileges form, with your dues check, by 1 December 2002. The library will not honor applications after the middle of December.
You will be eligible to buy your privileges at the Penn Circulation desk after 1 January 2003 and they will be valid through 30 December 2003. The cost remains $200.
Because income from dues barely covers our current expenses, members are asked to consider making an additional contribution. In the past your gifts have allowed us to offer a travel grant to students and independent scholars, as well as to expand the geographical range of the speakers we invite.
Your help is also needed to bring in new members. Copy the September program announcement and post it. Copy the membership form and pass it on to a colleague (especially a new hire). Invite a friend or colleague along to the next meeting.
On 11 October we start off the year with an innovative panel on genre across the disciplines, which should spark a lively discussion (program attached). On 13 December we offer you a guided tour of the Princeton Index of Christian Art (another opportunity which should excite scholars of all backgrounds). On 22 February we feature comparative work on Christian, Jewish, and Islamic saints and pilgrimage sites presented by Ora Limor and Lucia Raspe, two researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. (In an attempt to introduce Jewish Studies scholars to our membership this session will be our first to take place on Sunday --a scrumptious afternoon tea will be offered). Finally, on 17 April Temple University will host a panel on the interdisciplinary links in the study of sexuality and medicine.
11 October 2003, at the University of Pennsylvania
Topic: Thinking about Genre
Speakers: Ljiljana Milojevic, Richard Moll, Jim Dean
13 December 2003, Index of Christian Art, Princeton University
22 February 2005 (Sunday afternoon meeting), Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Christian, Jewish, and Islamic Saints and Pilgrimage Sites
Ora Limor, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
Lucia Raspe, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
17 April 2005, Temple University, on Sexuality and Medicine.
December 13, 2003
Tour of the Princeton Index of Christian Art
February 22, 2004
University of Pennsylvania
Center for Advanced Judaic Studies
Topic: Christian, Jewish and Islamic Saints and Pilgrimage Sites
April 17, 2004
Topic: Sexuality and Medicine
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