Three Ursinus history majors presented papers at the 7th Annual Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, held at Moravian College Dec. 1. Julia Glauberman 2014, Alexandra Shafi 2013 and Ryan Givens 2013 presented the results of independent research done for the class, History 363 (“Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Middle Ages”), taught by Susanna Throop, Assistant Professor of History. Their papers were, respectively: “Messages of Hatred and Tolerance: Portrayals of the ‘Other’ in Medieval Christian Art and Polemical Literature,” “The Changing Perceptions of Women in Medieval Islam,” and “A Comparison of the Cultural and Demographical Effects of the Aghlabid and Norman Invasions of Sicily.”
Conference participants came from all over the United States to present. Attending the conference has become an annual event for Professor Throop, and each fall she encourages students who have completed independent research of the highest quality to attend, and mentors their presentations. The conference web site is here.