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Moravian College to host 14th Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies on December 7

Bethlehem, PA, December 3, 2019: Today, Moravian College announced they will host the 14th Moravian College Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies on Saturday, December 7 at the Main Street campus in Bethlehem, PA.

The 2019 edition of the conference will feature a full day of programming, including a plenary session hosted by Professor Elly Truitt of Bryn Mawr College titled “Demons and Divination: Artificial Intelligence before A.I.” and a world-class concert by Alba at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Bethlehem at 5:00 p.m.

“This year’s conference -- the 14th -- promises to be terrific,” said Sandy Bardsley, professor of history at Moravian College and co-director of the conference, along with John Black, associate professor of English at Moravian College.  “We have 70 student presenters, coming from as far away as Montreal, plus exhibitors demonstrating weaving, indigo dyeing, and calligraphy. We hope folks will drop by to hear an interesting paper, buy medieval-themed t-shirts and other products, observe a medieval- or early modern-themed board game, or admire posters on Notre Dame Cathedral of Paris.”

Those interested in attending the 14th Moravian College Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies are asked to register online before Thursday, December 5 and stop by the onsite registration desk on the day of the event to pick up their conference program and name badge.  The conference registration desk will open at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday. Event organizers recommend that attendees arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. to ensure they can pick up the materials before the opening remarks begin.

Event details:

When: Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Where: Moravian College, Main Street campus, Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex (PPHAC), 1130 Monocacy St, Bethlehem, PA 18018.
Notes: All events are free and open to the public. Free concert tickets will be available to registrants at the registration table in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex (PPHAC).

Event contact:
Sandy Bardsley
Professor of History

Media contact:
Michael Corr
Director of Marketing and Communications

About Moravian College
Moravian College is the nation's sixth-oldest college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change. Moravian College is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian College focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.