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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.


Student Colloquium Wednesday March 25

Join us upstairs in the SUB Wednesday afternoon to support and hear your fellow students present their research! The schedule is below:

12:00  Welcome

12:30 - 1:45  Session I: "Germanic Food and Folklore" with Bryna Milligan and Thais Gomes Trindade

2:00 - 3:15   Session II: "Hedgehogs, Wolves, and Eagles" with Melissa Valenzuela, Dalicia Raymond, and David Piersol

3:30 - 4:45   Session III: "Perfecturi" with Lisa Myers, Nicholas Schwartz, and Colleen Dunn

5:00   Closing Remarks

Happy Hour Friday March 27

Join us for a celebration at Kelly's on Central from 4-6 pm for fun! We'll even buy appetizers and non-adult drinks! Please RSVP to by Thursday night, March 26 so that we know how many tables we'll need. See you there!

Movie (K)night Thursday April 2

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) PosterWe'll be watching Monty Python and the Holy Grail the 1975 epic medieval comedy! Please to RSVP to by Wednesday night so we can order enough food. The movie starts at 7:00 PM and will be in Humanities 108. See you there!

Please note that there has been some confusion about the date.  The film will be shown on April 2.  Sorry for any confusion!

Movie Night Out Tuesday April 7

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) PosterWill you join us one last time? (For Movie Night Out!) We'll be heading to the SUB theater to see the 8:00pm showing of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies! What a great movie to celebrate our last Spring Semester Movie Night Out! And it gets better: RSVP to and we'll buy your ticket!

MSSA Speaker's Reception Tuesday April 14, 12:00 - 2:00pm, SUB Fiesta A&B

Come meet the speakers for the 2015 Spring Lecture Series! You don't want to miss this!

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