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Medieval Studies Student Association

MSC03 2170
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Humanities Building
Second Floor

Let's get Medieval!

The MSSA is an official UNM organization comprised of graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines and majors who have a common interest: medieval studies and all related topics. The MSSA welcomes students from any major or discipline who are interested in the medieval period.

Our mission as an academic organization is to promote scholarship in medieval studies, both within the UNM community and the greater Albuquerque area. To that end, we organize a number of activities, such as:

  • hosting colloquia each semester, giving undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to present papers on topics that range from Anglo-Saxon poetry to modern interpretations of medieval motifs.
  • supporting the scholarly activities of the UNM Institute for Medieval Studies, such as the Spring Lecture Series.
  • peer mentoring and lecturing through community and high school outreach programs.
  • campus activities such as our Movie (K)nights film festival and celebration of Hildegard von Bingen's canonization.


Movie (K)night: A Knight's Tale 

Catch some free dinner and one of our most popular films about the middle ages (IMDb).  The event will be held in Humanities 108 on Thursday, March 6th, and the film will start promptly at 7:00.  Please be sure to RSVP to so we can buy enough food!  

Spring Colloquium and Movie (K)night Out

Every semester, the MSSA sponsors a student-organized and student-run colloquium where both undergraduates and graduates can present their work. This semester, the Student Colloquium will be held on Wednesday, March 12 from 12:00 to 5:00.  A more precise schedule will be posted soon.  We also think that we should celebrate the day's achievements, so MSSA will also be hosting a Movie (K)night Out in the SUB Theater just a few hours later; come and see the newest film in the Hobbit trilogy with some fellow medievalists!  If you RSVP to before noon on March 7th, we'll even buy your ticket for you!

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