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James Jewitt ’06 Presents at Medieval Congress

May 11, 2009

James Jewitt '06 traveled to Kalamazoo, MI recently to present "Prowling Devils and Christian Souls: The Iconography of the Medieval Mouth of Hell" at the 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies.

An Art History major at Hartwick, Jewitt is pursuing his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh. He joined more than 3,000 scholars and others interested in the Middle Ages from around the globe at the conference, which was held at Western Michigan University from May 7-10, 2009.

Sponsored by the university's Medieval Institute, the congress featured more than 600 sessions of scholarly papers, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, and performances. The exhibits hall, a crowd and community favorite, featured the displays of more than 70 book publishers, used book dealers, and purveyors of medieval sundries.

Congress sessions addressed all aspects of the period and ways the Middle Ages are reflected in life today, including art and science, politics and economics, chivalry and royalty, warfare and peace, spirituality and daily life, church and state, diplomacy and travel. To examine the period, scholars used material remains and all sorts of written records, from laundry lists to epic poetry.

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