FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2006
Contact: Marle’ Murphy
Grigas and Burger to present papers; Montalto’s work
performed at conference
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Two Mississippi University for Women
faculty will present papers in their fields of study.
Dr. Carol Grigas, visiting assistant professor of history at
MUW, will travel to Oxford University in England to attend a
conference on “Competing Kingdoms: Women, Mission, Nation
and American Empire, 1812-1938.”
Grigas is one of 30 scholars selected to attend the
conference and has been invited to deliver a paper on
“Expanding Possibilities: The ‘New Woman’ in the Role of
Missionary-Alice Gulick in Spain, 1892-1903.” The conference
will be held April 27-29.
Dr. Michael Burger, professor of History at MUW, will travel
to Kalamazoo, Mich., to attend the 41st Annual Congress on
Burger organized a panel on “Accountability in High and Late
Medieval Governance” for this conference.
The panel will include Burger’s paper on “Peter of
Leicester, Bishop of Giffard of Worcester, and the Problem
of Benefices, in Thirteenth-Century England.”
Other participants in the panel will come from Denison,
Western Michigan, George Mason universities and a scholar
from the Royal Danish National Archives.
For years the conference has been the largest gathering
concerned with medieval studies in the world, bringing up to
5,000 scholars to Kalamazoo. The conference will be held May
In other professional news, “A Night Without Darkness,” an
electronic work by Dr. Richard Montalto, professor of music
at MUW, was performed at Converse College in Spartanburg,
The performance was held during the annual conference of the
Southern Composers’ League in March.