New Approaches to the Medieval Environment (Two-Day Symposium)

Those living through the Middle Ages developed new understanding of the natural world and attempted to make sense of their relationship to the environment through both periods of extreme climate change and stability.  This virtual symposium features a keynote by an established researcher and leader in the area of medieval environmental history, and panel and workshop with emerging scholars whose work is expanding the field.

On April 8, the first event of this public, two-day symposium will be a keynote talk by Ellen Arnold (Ohio Wesleyan University) on Medieval Riverscapes.

The second evening (April 9) of this symposium features a panel presentation and workshop featuring Jonah Bibo (Utah State) Italy's Live-In Landscape: Land, Water, and Power in the Aniene Valley, Mariechristine Garcia (UNR), Water as Agent: Rivers in Sixth Century Italy, and David Patterson (University of Michigan), Changeable Explanations for Changeable Weather in Merovingian Hagiography, moderated by Elspeth Whitney (UNLV) and Ned Schoolman (UNR).


This symposium is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, Core Humanities, and the History Department.

Dial-In Information

Registration and Zoom Link: (Day 1)

Registration and Zoom Link: (Day 2)

Friday, April 9 at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Virtual Event